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Biennale case study: Dark Skies Project – Pentland Infant and Nursery School and Manasamitra

‘Dark Skies’ brighten days for Pentland Infant and Nursery School children! Families share a unique and exciting twilight music, dance and visual art experience in Crow Nest park, working alongside professional musicians from Manasamitra. ‘I liked that part on Saturday when we went to the park because I saw all my friends around. I liked …

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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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An Empty Space

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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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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