About Our Biennale 2018
From September - November 2018 Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Musica Kirklees, Chol Theatre, Manasamitra, The Children’s Art School and independent artists collaborated with 1,900 students in 18 schools and colleges in Kirklees, West Yorkshire. They helped them create their very own remarkable pieces of dance, music, animation, poetry, art and drama, all based on the theme Darkness and Light.
The incredible pieces were performed and exhibited at Our Biennale’s Big Draw & Play Day on 10th November 2018, Manasamitra’s Dark Skies on 10th November 2018, Untroubled Light // Melt on 20th November 2018, the Biennale Finale on 20th November 2018 and at The Great Kirklees Railway Exhibition along the Penistone Line.
What's Happening Now?
We're planning Our Biennale 2020 - taking more great artists and arts organisations back into schools and colleges to work with more children and young people. Themed ’20-20 Vision’ we are now looking for big, ambitious ideas from partner artists and schools. Find out here how you can get involved or submit your idea.
Don't forget, if you have an event suitable for families, children and young people happening in Kirklees, send the details and a good image to email@example.com. We'll pop it in our What's On section and share it on our social media channels too.
THANK YOU to all those involved in making Our Biennale 2018 such a success!
To have a look at all the amazing sessions, events, exhibitions, performances and activities that took place during the festival, have a look at the great pictures in our Gallery.
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For #OurBiennale 2018 young people worked with artist @_Zoe_Robertson creating drawings, sculptures & wearable objects. @PhoenixLeeds then worked with students using the work to devise new choreographic dance pieces performed & displayed @The_Big_Draw at Huddersfield Library https://t.co/73trxJgVQl
Lovely way to get in the Christmas mood! https://t.co/EQQUg1V469
The ever-popular Christmas event of the year brought to you by @HuddsChoral where you will have the chance to listen to some Christmas music as well as sing carols with the choir. They will also be joined by Black Dyke band and their very own Youth Choir. https://t.co/uspQVwrtF2 https://t.co/q8K7qirzR8
For #OurBiennale 2018 school children produced 100 large-scale paintings that were exhibited on the platforms at train stations along the Penistone Line & at Huddersfield Station. Working with a poet and visual artist, they created poetry & paintings exploring light & dark... https://t.co/36Y4odAAkJ