Upcoming Events

Inspiring Happy Writers

We’re partnering up with Grimm & Co for Inspiring Happy Writers, a practical training day on 10 November 2023, exploring imaginative approaches to teaching writing for teachers and artists. If you are a primary teacher, researcher or artist interested in developing or learning new creative approaches to teaching literacy, this event is for you. About this Event The day will include practical…

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…

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:…

Angry Girls creative writing workshop

We recently held the Angry Girls Collective: Silenced Stories creative writing workshop at Soft Ground, Sheffield. The workshop was facilitated by Rae de Soleil who gave us the tools to explore anger in a powerful and intimate way. We were lucky to hear hear readings from Rae’s debut poetry book, ‘Adulthood is a lifelong conversation about what we used to do as…

Daytimers – call out for stories

Daytimers – call out for stories Did you or somebody you know attend the secret music movement ‘Daytimers’ back in the late 1980s or 1990s? The underground Bhangra scene was a place where young British Asians could hang out and dance to home-grown Bhangra music in a relaxed environment. Taking place in broad daylight, Daytimers was a huge cultural movement happening across…

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