Beautiful Poems from Hillside Primary School

Year 5 pupils from Hillside Primary School are the first to work with poet Louise Fazackerley on Our Darkness and Light Animation creating poems about their area. The results are wonderful and we couldn’t wait to share them: Poem 1 Newsham has crops of shops. An antique  village smelling of chippies and curries, making me hungry …

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The Full Welcome Message from Tom Watson for the Biennale Launch

Our Biennale Launch Welcome Message from Tom Watson, Shadow Culture Secretary: “Arts education in our schools is under threat as never before with creativity being stripped from the curriculum. There is a severe danger that music, dance, and the arts will soon be the preserve of the rich. But every child, no matter what their …

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Our Biennale Launches with a Message of Support from Tom Watson

On Thursday 6th September, Our Biennale, a brand-new arts and cultural festival made with children and young people in Kirklees, was launched. Shadow Culture Secretary, Tom Watson sent a message of support to be read out on the evening, that ended, “… I am delighted to send my best wishes to everyone taking part and …

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New performance brings stories of Hope Bank Pleasure Grounds to life

A new show, which uses drama and singing to re-enact stories of the former Hope Bank Pleasure Grounds near Huddersfield, will be performed at Honley Feast on Saturday 22nd September. Sticklebacks and Swingboats is based on real life stories collected by Holme Valley Sharing Memories, a project which works with older people in the valley. …

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EvoKe - connecting young people and creativity in Kirklees

First EvoKe Network Meeting to be held on 12th September 2018

Evoke will hold its first Evoke Network Meeting. It is for anyone who works with children, young people and is passionate about the role that arts, culture and creativity can play in their lives! The meeting will be: Dynamic Useful Friendly A place for sharing ideas An opportunity to network We are keen that young …

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