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Hi! Celebrate – Huddersfield Heritage Mile Trail

Join us on Sunday 17 September 2023 for a free, family-friendly event celebrating the history and culture of Kirklees through films, exhibition displays, stalls and a carnival performance. The event also includes the Heritage Mile Trail accompanied by musicians. The programme is as follows: 12pm – 2pm: Come along to the HIVE cafe to collect your free copy of our limited edition…

Daytimers

Daytimers is a free, family-friendly show taking place on Saturday 16 September 2023 at the Northern Quarter, Huddersfield. The production has been thoughtfully crafted with stories and contributions from the vibrant Huddersfield community who attended the secret underground Bhangra music scene during the 80s and 90’s. This dynamic performance weaves together music, dance and performance to commemorate a nationwide cultural movement –…

Flying Library

Flying Library – travelling stories in new places Inspired by Joe Todd-Stanton’s book The Comet, our recent project ‘Flying Libraries’ in partnership with Kirklees Libraries saw 90 Year 4 children from Beaumont School in Huddersfield creating their very own Comet trail. We transformed the Cholavan into the ‘Flying Library’, and through drama, story-telling and world building, the children worked together to discover all…

Imaginary Communities at Bagshaw Museum

On Tuesday 29 June we went on a day trip to Bagshaw Museum with East Bierley School, one of our second year partners in our Imaginary Communities Caring and Creative Schools project. The project aims to develop greater connections with local museum partners and showcase how Imaginary Communities can be embedded in a number of settings. The activities were centred around intrepid…

Summer pop-up sessions

Join our FREE pop-up sessions across Kirklees! We are delighted to be popping up in neighbourhoods across Kirklees with the Children’s Art School for the third consecutive year. In addition to art-making and drama, this year children can join in with djembe drum workshops thanks to Kirklees Year of Music 2023. Summer pop-up session dates are as follows: Monday 31 July: Netherton…

A Flock of Stories returns for a flying visit!

PLEASE NOTE – THIS EVENT WAS CANCELLED DUE TO STORMS! NEW DATE TBC. Birds, Brass and Barnsley Tales (free entry!) – Games on our Lawn: can you hook-a-duck or win at the coconut shy? – Barnsley Brass Band play 1:30-2:30pm. Barnsley Brass – Watch our show, A Flock of Stories, a play of pits, people and pickets, based on local people’s memories of…

Children Caring Powerfully: Agency in Imaginary Communities

Children Caring Powerfully: Agency in Imaginary Communities – by Dr Becky Parry This blog is exploratory and the ideas are ‘in development’, but they were inspired by discussions with Imaginary Communities (IC) practitioners as part of the evaluation of the second year of the residency programme, funded by The Paul Hamlyn Foundation.  Creating manifestos for embedding care At our Care and Creativity:…

Angry Girls: Art, Activism, and Rage

Angry Girls: Art, Activism and Rage Blog by Kerry Lindeque, Angry Girls Collective Project Assistant ‘Anger is the assertion of rights and worth. It is communication, equality, and knowledge’ – Soraya Chemaly, Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women’s Anger When talking about our Angry Girls project, this quote by Soraya Chemaly always comes to mind. It perfectly captures the collective’s goal:…

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