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 biennale@evokekirklees.org. 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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Got children who love to make? Then head down to Maker World in the Piazza Shopping Centre, Huddersfield for:
Little Art Club - Wednesdays & Fridays 10-11am, perfect for 2-4 year olds
Drop-in Creative Workshops - Saturdays 10am - 12.30pm, for children & families
All run by The Childrens Art School
http://www.thechildrensartschool.co.uk/
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Woven brought together collaboration with incredible groups and organisations who truly believe in changing the world from the ground level up.

The Children's Art School was one of the amazing organisations we were proud to work with:
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Woven in Kirklees
Woven brought together collaboration with incredible groups and organisations who truly believe in changing the world from the ground level up. The Children's Art School was one of the amazing organisations we were proud to work with:

2 days ago
#PaperPeace is a creative heritage
project exploring histories of peace & activism in the UK,
culminating in BLINK in Nov'19
Researched by young people
incl a group in #Dewsbury
their work uncovered hidden
stories from local areas
Resources for KS2
& KS3:
https://t.co/uk2nE5Ig8t https://t.co/MokXJFf5CA
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2 days ago
What an opportunity! https://t.co/7iCvaPG9sC
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artists@wypw @artistsWYPW
We're excited to announce that @artistsWYPW are launching a series of #creative workshops in a central #huddersfield location! Spend the day learning a new technique with a professional #artist and take home your own masterpiece! #art #creativekirklees https://t.co/gsExV1t5yN
7 days ago
Are you a budding star of the future aged between 11-18? Then join British Youth Music Theatre @britymt for a FREE Discover Musical Theatre Careers & Auditions day- Fri 21 Feb 9.30am – 4.30pm at @batleygirls High School

More info: https://t.co/DwkNBm2lp5 https://t.co/Gn2xXoFva8
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