Temporary Contemporary, a partnership between Kirklees Council and the School of Art Design and Architecture at the University of Huddersfield, has organised a Day of Creativity at the Piazza this weekend.
On Saturday August 14 between 10am and 4pm, there will be a range of free and low-cost demonstrations, exhibitions, workshops and opportunities to find out how art and culture are adding vibrancy and purpose to the high street in Huddersfield town centre.
On the day the Piazza has also teamed up with Heart to support local businesses. Heart Angels will be at the centre, giving visitors a chance to win vouchers for the independent retailers and high street brands based there.
There will be all kinds of things to see and do from displays of costumes from Huddersfield Carnival to children’s art activities.
Clr Will Simpson, Cabinet member for culture and greener Kirklees, said: “There is no end to the creativity and talent in Kirklees and days like this are fantastic ways to discover what is happening on our doorstep.
“There are so many different events to inspire you, ranging from those aimed at younger children to some more suited to art enthusiasts.
“As we continue to recover and re-create our town centres, now is the time to remember and support local businesses. This Temporary Contemporary event at the Piazza is the perfect way to celebrate all of the creativity that surrounds us while supporting your local area.”
Temporary Contemporary’s aim is to stimulate arts and culture in vacant spaces in Huddersfield.
CollaborARTi Open Day
10am – 4pm
View exhibitions and meet a diverse range of local artists and learn techniques from interactive demos like Felt art, Chinese Paper Cutting, Abstract Acrylics, Block Printing and more. Free
Live Demos 11-00am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 3pm
Colour Aiders Colour Club at Colouricity
10am – 4pm
View exhibition, pick up a free Colour aiders activity and find out more about how to become a Colour Aider (children under 16 to be accompanied by an adult). Free
Dark Horse The Garden: Exhibition
Showings at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm
A fusion of poetry, music, script, and stunning illustration. The Garden: Exhibition tells a story of bittersweet friendship, denial, and unrequited love. Free
Huddersfield Carnival Mas Camp Open Day
10 am – 4pm
Visit Huddersfield Carnival’s Mas Camp and see dancers rehearsing, costumes being made and displayed and find out more about Huddersfield Carnival. Free
Make your own Carnival headpiece in a fun workshop – booking essential
Sessions last an hour and start at 11.00am, 12.30 pm and 2pm
Cost: £5. Book at: https://childrenscarnivalcrafts.eventbrite.co.uk –
Or pick up a Make Along pack to make one at home with instructions from Youtube.
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Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (hcmf//) at AME’s Dai Hall
hcmf// Audio Exhibition
10am – 4pm
Join hcmf/// to listen to an audio exhibition of new music created by students from Greenhead College and The Brunswick Centre’s LGBT youth group. Free
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Huddersfield Photo Imaging Club
Vote for your favourite photo
10am – 4pm
Gallery exhibition of photographic prints and digital images – come and vote for your favourite photograph. Bring your children along and get them to vote and tell us which photographs they like best. Free
Jim Bond Mechanical Sculptor
Vitesse in old PoundWorld shop window
Cycle sculpture installation tribute to Brian Robinson
Free to view
Maker World Summer Camp Drop-in
11am – 3pm
Story telling, imagining, creating, making and pretending with artists and drama practitioners from The Children’s Art School and Chol Theatre. Free.
Event Hub – at Parlour
10am – 4pm
Visit Parley’s temporary space to pick up a map of events, learn more about Temporary Contemporary and the organisations and practitioners situated in the Piazza. Have a conversation about arts and culture in our town over a slice of cake, listen to our podcast series, see visual displays and view the latest piece of work created for Parley by artist Aurora Fleming. Free
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12 noon – 3.30pm
Storytelling: The Magic of Arif – The Natural World
1 – 1.45pm
We all know how important it is to care for the planet, its plants and creatures. In a free family-friendly storytelling session aimed at young children, storyteller Uncle Arif weaves a story about the natural world – with a few magic tricks along the way for your entertainment. Free. Book your place at: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/storytelling-the-magic-of-arif-the-natural-world-festival-hub-tickets-162448805751
Storytelling: The Magic of Arif –Pirates!
2 – 2.45pm
All aboard! The pirate ship is ready to set sail. Young children will love this story about pirates, with an important moral message about the dangers of greed. A free family-friendly storytelling session from Uncle Arit – with a few magic tricks along the way for your entertainment. Free. Book your place at: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/storytelling-the-magic-of-arif-pirates-tickets-162449746565
Covid safety measures will be in place during the day.