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An Irish Welcome: A night to remember

An Irish Welcome: A night to remember

‘Is fearr cáirde ná ór!” (Friendship is better than gold). Stories shape our world, they can unite us and help us to eventually heal. Memory does that too.’  (From An Irish Welcome) On Friday 18 March, Chol Theatre presented An Irish Welcome, a play celebrating stories from the Irish community in Huddersfield.  Using testimonies and recorded interviews, and featuring a community cast, the…

Memories of Our Square

Memories of Our Square

Huddersfield Local History Society are looking for local people’s stories about St. George’s Square.   Memories of Our Square has been set up to capture and share stories about the square, from any point in time. Thousands of people, from many different places, travel through the square on a daily basis; this project hopes to capture the area’s rich history as well as…

My trip to Dublin, Ireland, by Carly-Ann Clarke

An Irish Welcome

I was lucky enough to take a trip to The Emerald Isle a couple of weeks ago with my cousin Sarah. I’ve been writing the script for our upcoming show ‘An Irish Welcome’, so this was a fantastic opportunity for me to explore and research Irish culture in preparation. This project is extremely close to my heart – my dad is from…

Artist Profile: Abigail Barker

The HSHAZ programme is dedicated to commissioning new artwork. Last year, we put out a call for creative practitioners to respond to Huddersfield’s Heritage Action Zone, one of the incredible applicants we selected is artist Abigail Barker. Abigail is a mosaic artist from Liversedge. Her practice consists of large-scale artwork made in collaboration with communities, bespoke personal commissions and workshops for small…

An Irish Welcome

As part of HSHAZ, ‘An Irish Welcome’ is a play which celebrates and explores stories from the Irish community in Huddersfield. Using testimonies and recorded interviews and featuring a community cast, the performance will showcase the Irish Community’s history and experiences of arriving and living in Huddersfield. The show will take place on 18 March 2022 at The Irish Centre, Huddersfield. On…

Chol at heart of HSHAZ Heritage action

In September 2021, the Chol team were delighted to be involved in the Huddersfield High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) Cultural Programme Heritage Open Day. HSHAZ is a a three-year project that aims to revitalise the Huddersfield high street through a range of capital regeneration, community, and cultural initiatives, supported by Historic England in partnership with Kirklees Council. Chol are leading the HSHAZ Consortium,…

Artist Commission Call Out

Huddersfield High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) #HuddsHSHAZ #HistoricHighStreets Chol International Arts, lead organisation on the Historic England Huddersfield High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) Cultural Programme, are looking for an artist to create a new artwork(s) on the theme of Health and Well-being. We welcome all applicants and are particularly keen to hear from Yorkshire-based artists. An element of facilitation and…

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