Huddersfield Creative Arts Network

Huddersfield Creative Arts Network We are a network of artists, businesses and residents dedicated to making Huddersfield into a place where creative people feel welcome Huddersfield Creative Arts Network (HCAN) is a network of creative arts organisations and individuals dedicated to the regeneration of Huddersfield and its surrounding area through the creative arts.

We are non profit and volunteer led.

We are non profit and volunteer led.

Sangam Festival | A Celebration of South Asian Heritage
Sangam Festival | A Celebration of South Asian Heritage

Sangam Festival | A Celebration of South Asian Heritage

Sangam Festival A Celebration of South Asian Heritage 18 July-17 August Find out What’s on Sangam Festival Sangam Festival is a community festival celebrating South Asian arts, culture and heritage. Our aim is to bring people together to enjoy heritage and multi-arts events in a spirit of celebrat...

The Huddersfield Literature Festival Hub opens this Saturday 5 March with a fun-packed day for all the family to enjoy

The Huddersfield Literature Festival Hub opens this Saturday 5 March with a fun-packed day for all the family to enjoy

Grandad Wheels is appearing at our Festival this Saturday as part of our Free Family Preview Day!

To celebrate the start of World Book Week, Grandad Wheels will be appearing on BBCs The One Show tonight! Who will be watching? 📺

Find out more about our free family event this weekend here:


Early bird ticket offer until midnight tomorrow (Sunday)

Early bird ticket offer until midnight tomorrow (Sunday)

If your child is studying for their #gcse2022 guess who's on the curriculum.
Book them a ticket to see John Cooper Clarke at #huddersfieldUniversity this April.

We have some early bird tickets available until midnight, Sunday, so you can grab a bargain too.

#gcsecurriculum #gcseenglish #gcserevision #britishpoet #englishpoetry

Ideas for keeping the kids entertained over the summer - a host of free events Sangam Festival
What’s On | Sangam Festival

Ideas for keeping the kids entertained over the summer - a host of free events Sangam Festival

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Chol Theatre are looking to appoint a part-time freelance Project Co-ordinator for a 12 month contract to work on the #Huddersfield High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) Cultural
Programme which involves community-led cultural activities on the high street.

Call out from a new BBC2 show

Call out from a new BBC2 show

If you can't make it in person, this event will be live streamed

If you can't make it in person, this event will be live streamed

This Thursday, the Huddersfield Literature Festival welcomes Author Tom Cutler to the Huddersfield Library for a talk on his memoir Keep Clear: My Adventures with Asperger's.

A wonderfully bittersweet, funny account of living unwittingly with Asperger’s syndrome. Diagnosed aged 56, Tom Cutler finally made sense of his social awkwardness and his weird obsessions with road-sign design, magic tricks, gyroscopes, and Sherlock Holmes.

Tickets for the event can be purchased here:

KLTV will be live streaming this event, so even if you can't attend the event, be sure to tune in to this Thursday to watch!

Huddersfield Literature Festival

Huddersfield Literature Festival

Unwittingly living with Asperger's? Check!

Incredibly bittersweet funnystrange memoir to capture the attention of any audience? Check!

Thursday 12th March at Huddersfield Library? Be there!

Tickets only £5, available from our website.

The Creative Mind

Delighted to share this beautiful film that Fettle Animation made for the #Huddersfield Literature Festival / Words in Mind special project on mental wellbeing, The Creative Mind

Kit de Waal, Joanne Harris, Jackie Kay, Lisa Luxx, Nikesh Shukla and Lemn Sissay all feature in this new film commissioned for the 2020 Huddersfield Literatu...

One week to go to apply!

One week to go to apply!

Come and see 10 amazing poets battle through spoken word to see who will be crowned the HLF2020 Slam Champ. Expect to be entertained, moved, lifted and transported by competitive poetry, plus a special performance by last year’s winner Bróccán Tyzack-Carlin. Hosted by Kieren King and Rose Condo.

Any #JaneAusten fans out there? Adrian Lukis from the 1995 TV adaptation of Pride and Prejudice is coming to #Huddersfie...

Any #JaneAusten fans out there? Adrian Lukis from the 1995 TV adaptation of Pride and Prejudice is coming to #Huddersfield with a new one-man show, where he reprises his role as George Wickham, for the @HuddersfieldLiteratureFestival - tickets now on sale via the Lawrence Batley Theatre

Huddersfield Students' Union

Free live music - Battle of the Bands Competition made up of student bands at the Parish

Calling all music lovers! We're bringing our Battle Of The Bands Competition to a new venue - The Parish. Your eardrums will be treated to nine of the greatest student bands - each competing over three heats, followed by a final showdown.

The heats are FREE events where you'll be given the chance to select your favourite band to go through to the finals (Sat 7 December).
Heat 1 - Tues 26 Nov
Heat 2 - Wed 27 Nov
Heat 3 - Fri 29 Nov

Hudds Indie festival

A new Indie festival for the town

A weekend celebrating all things great about the hudds independent and creative scene!!

Creative Kirklees
Creative Kirklees

Creative Kirklees

Artist Call Out for Sculpture Programme - providing an opportunity for artists to respond to the rich history of textiles, making and production in Halifax and produce a creative and engaging response - Submissions deadline is this Friday, apply here now!

#Kirklees #Sculpture #ThePieceHallTrust


Job Opportunity

Invigilator required to support a series of exhibitions in Huddersfield town centre. The exhibition period runs for a 6 week period starting in early June.

The exhibition is open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and also includes three openings and three events and workshops.

The job is 3 days a week, 7 hours each day, at an hourly rate of 12.50 p/h.

The job will involve:

Opening the show
Switching on the show
Welcoming visitors
Re Stocking show handouts
Logging visitor info
Facilitating events and openings
Switch off and close up
Promotion of the exhibition

Interested parties should email [email protected] with enquiries.

Vanitas Arts

Vanitas Arts

We are seeking a Gold Dust Producer as we develop Trumpet to its Next Level Business - job spec at #theatre #combinedarts #digital #performance #producer #arts #inclusion

Lisa Luxx
Lisa Luxx

Lisa Luxx

Fam, friends, lovers, I'm making a music video for Girl Gang and it's gonna be released by Saving Grace Records in spring aaaannnnddd I really want you all to be in it!
We're collecting footage from womxn with their sisterhoods doing what they do, and editing it all together to make a visual ode to female friendships.
It's going to be a stunning, big vibes project which I've literally dreamed of doing for 3 years.
What we need it: handheld, horizontally shot videos from your smartphone or camera of you with your sisterhood/s doing your thing together. Ideally there'll be 3+ people per shot but we're v open minded!
Then send you footage to [email protected]

Full guide and inspiration ideas on the link below! Get filming my babes :)
I'm excited to make something with you xx


Inspirational... are YOU tempted to have a go?

These handmade Rubik’s Cubes are inspired by Mexican art. Via In The Know Innovation

Comedy Women In Print

Comedy Women In Print

Calling #WittyWomen Writers. Are you READY to send in your two chapters of your FUNNY NOVEL to #ComedyWomenInPrint? If so, the deadline for entries is 28th Feb. The WINNER gets a Harper Fiction publishing contract and a £5000 advance - DO IT. You know you want to... #CWIP #writers #writingcommunity #womensupportingwomen #comedy #funnywomen #femalefiction #writersofinstagram #bookclub #announcement #callingauthors #funnyfemalefiction

Huddersfield Literature Festival
Huddersfield Literature Festival

Huddersfield Literature Festival

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Do you have an object you love but never use? Want to keep it…and have expert crafters transform it into something new? We’re talking about those items that have stayed with you for years - but are now gathering dust. It could be your first car, family photos of generations past, a piano, the skateboards you used to ride as kid or something else entirely. Our exciting TV series could turn it into something that you’ll actually use! No matter how big or small, we could transform into something completely different. Apply to take part now: Applicants must be aged 18 or over and live in the UK.
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Pop down to the Piazza shopping center (opposite the library) to see a collection of over 200 of the world's worst record covers from the awkward to the completely bizzare. Open 10am-4pm every day from 6th-14th November. Free admission, no need to book and everyone is welcome!
Good afternoon to you all. This is just a quick reminder that you only have until 12pm Wednesday to select your new Officers for this year. I am standing for the position of Community Officer. If successful, it will be my role to assist with important changes within the university. You can view my manifesto on my website at Please help me by logging on to the Student Union website and selecting me as the Community Officer you would like. You will need your student number to hand. Here is the link: Any questions? I'm here. Thank you!
Sharpen yer crayons, super charge yer felt tip pens - Colourful Colourable Marsden is here! 💥🌈💥 💥20 colouring sheets 💥by 14 different artists 💥featuring well known local features, events & places 💥only £2 a download for those who can afford it 💥FREE for those who can’t 😘 💥in aid of Marsden Resilience Fund 💥a range of artistic styles & complexity of image 💥creative colouring or drawing suggestions on every page 💥suitable for all ages 💥share your work with the world! #marsdencolouringbook 💥available on my website now - That’s a lot of 🌈✍🏼🧡 I don’t want to ruin the surprise so here are a few sneaky close ups to give you a flavour. Please help us spread the word & tag or share with friends. A5 paper copies are available from The Village Green in Marsden. I’m running these off my desktop printer so please - if you can download & print at home! Added benefits to this are can print & colour as many copies as you like, your images are twice as big & single sided. Humongous thanks to these kind hearted artists who have contributed images for YOUR colouring pleasure: @helainasharpley @faithsummers_moorlandmischief @elizabeth.louise @bobbleredpress @markkelly333 @misterwoodywoods @davidprestonceramics @marthaellisart @clareyoungs @threetreesceramics @w_john_hewitt @ Marsden, Kirklees, United Kingdom
ATTENTION NORTH WEST PLAYWRIGHTS** Places still available in next Saturday's Brush Stroke Order workshop all about submitting work to playwriting competitions. The session runs from 2pm-4pm at Nexus Art Cafe in Manchester city centre and will be led by Naomi (me) who has read for The Papatango Prize and Theatre 503 Playwriting Award as well as being on The National Theatre reader's panel. Come and make use of her industry experience. Please book in advance via the link below -
Fancy some relaxing, absorbing, creative time using your hands & making something gorgeous? I have created 3 new festive workshops to help you do just that! Taking place in Slaithwaite at Globe Arts on Friday afternoons & evenings. For more info have a look at the events on my page Or website -
Poet JB Barrington to perform at Huddersfield's Small Seeds Fresh from his Channel 4 Dispatches commission about the controversial HS2 high-speed rail link project, cult performance poet JB Barrington is bringing his hard-hitting show to Huddersfield. Barrington, who names Jonny Vegas, Suggs from Madness and Sleaford Mods amongst his fans, has agreed to bring his hit show to the intimate venue Small Seeds in Huddersfield on Saturday, May 11. His funny, endearing and nostalgic poetry has made him one of the most powerful performers on the UK scene. The Salford-born award-winning performance poet is renowned for his searing and satirical poetry, snarling delivery of strong sentiments and sharp rhymes. His sell-out one-man shows deliver a rollercoaster of emotions with a brilliant and imaginative display of poetic writing covering social issues, economics, class and loss. He has been on tour with Sleaford Mods performing in front of huge crowds across in England and Scotland and supported The Charlatans on the main stage at Kendal Calling. His show was part of Tim Burgess's Tim Peaks Diner at Festival No.6 and he has performed with Johnny Vegas and Ricky Tomlinson. Barrington has been commissioned by BBC Radio Manchester, City of York Council (York Fairness Commission), Kendal Calling and Salford Arts Theatre. Suggs from Madness was so impressed by Barrington's book 'Woodchip Anaglypta And Nicotined Artex Ceilings' he took a copy on stage with him at Kendal Calling 2016 during the sell-out Madness Saturday night headline show and read out one of the poems. Barrington has performed on tour as support to Reverend And The Makers as well as his own one-man shows in Plymouth, London, Hull and Glasgow. Support for this show comes from writer, poet and performer Jim Higo. Higo's poetry has been published in several anthologies in Britain and America. He is a poetry slam winner, a regular performer on the poetry circuit and has been commissioned by the BBC. He has written and performed several one man shows including the critically acclaimed “That’s Not How You Spell Pedantic” which received 5 star reviews at the Edinburgh Festival. Tickets link: Spend the HS2 billions in the North, commissioned by Channel 4's Dispatches: Reviews: "Lovely stuff, touches heart strings the odd raw nerve." Johnny Vegas "Savagely funny and profoundly moving." Cheltenham Poetry Festival "Great poetry, absolute class." Steve Cradock (Ocean Colour Scene & Paul Weller) "A warm charm, a rapier wit & a real appreciation of words." Louder Than War "JB is an important artist in expressing contemporary poetry." Vini Reilly (The Durutti Column)
We've got a few spaces available on our Monoprinting evening taster session next Thursday 7th Feb, run by the talented Cath Brooke Prints. Come along and experiment with using inks, paintbrushes, stencils and a printing press to produce one off ‘mono’ prints which have a colourful, painterly quality. #monoprinting #printmaking #cathbrookeprints #learntoprint #creativeworkshops #learnsomethingnew #mirfield #wypw #wypwcourses #huddersfield #kirklees #whatson
I am delighted to invite the network to our charity performance of Handel's Messiah in Mirfield on Saturday 8th December. All funds go to AchieveAbility, a charity promoting opportunities in employment, education and training for people with autism and dyslexia. I am also pleased to offer HCAN a code (enter 'MM2018') for a £2 discount, which you can circulate.
Tempted... you should be... 😊