Our finished Darkness and Light Animation!

Watch the fantastic Darkness and Light Animation! A big thank you to animator Rozi Fuller and the young people from Almondbury Community School who directed the visuals,  to musician Charlotte Watson, sound engineer James Mabbett, poet Louise Fazackerley, artist Chloe Williams AND to all the children and teachers involved from Holmfirth J,I and N School, …

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Our Biennale’s Young Ambassador, Adam Martin, has made a film exclusively for the festival, based on its theme, Darkness and Light. Out now! Show your support for this talented young person and help spread the word….

Musician Charlotte Watson works on the Our Darkness & Light Animation sound track with children from Holmfirth J&I School

I worked with year 4 and year 6 children at Holmfirth J&I School to create sounds and music for the soundtrack of Our Darkness and Light Animation. The children had no instruments but used body percussion, voice and found sounds supported by my cello. Ideas were developed as layers which would be manipulated into a …

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“How wonderful. Must make travellers smile every day and that is what life is about.” – The Great Kirklees Railway Exhibition Is Up!

Take a trip along the Penistone Line, and you cannot fail to notice the new art work adorning some of the platforms. Pupils from Honley Junior School, Netherthong Primary School, Farnley Tyas First School, Scholes Primary School, Royds Hall Community School and Holme Primary School have produced 100 large-scale paintings for Our Biennale’s The Great …

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Almondbury Community School work with Animator Rozi Fuller

Almondbury Community School have been working with animator Rozi Fuller on the Our Darkness & Light Animation project for Our Biennale. One pupil has been so inspired by the project that they said, “I’m definitely going to be an animator”. Marsden I and N School, Birkby Junior School, Hillside Primary School and Holmfirth JI and …

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Our Darkness & Light Animation at Marsden Infants & Nursery School

Gorgeous poems from children at Marsden Infant and Nursery School for Our Darkness and Light Animation were created with poet Louise Fazackerley. Louise said: “Marsden Y2 thought about Marsden by moonlight and Marsden on a sunny day and shared stories of sheep creating havoc!”   Cool Day by Year 2 We wake up on weekends in Marsden. …

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Poetry & visual art with Birkby Junior School for Our Darkness & Light Animation

Our poet, Louise Fazackerely, visited 3 classes at Birkby Junior School. She said  “In Birkby I was keen for children to experiment with the use of speech in their work.  I shared Michael Rosen’s poem ‘Chivvy’ and ‘Fishbone’s Dreaming’ by Matthew Sweeney.  This inspired groups to think about play, the passing of time and local …

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Over 1,000 children and young people reached by Our Biennale sending artists to work in schools and colleges in Kirklees

Over 1,000 children and young people across Kirklees have been reached thanks to Our Biennale. The brand-new arts and cultural festival saw Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Musica Kirklees, Chol Theatre, Manasamitra, The Children’s Art School and independent artists working in 17 schools and colleges. Exhibitions and performances based on the festival’s theme …

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Stop Press! 55 Children Are Authors of a New Story Book!

Professor Abdullah’s Metal Metropolis and Other Imaginary Communities ‘The people celebrated with a shooting fireball disco party on a rollercoaster. Everyone’s wishes had come true.’ Autumn has arrived and it seems like the perfect time to share our brilliant news. Our first ever children’s book has been created with 55 children in Kirklees! Published by the …

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