A free public exhibition which celebrates the culture and history of Huddersfield and looks forward to town centre regeneration will open next month.

‘Of Time and Place’ will open at Huddersfield Art Gallery in Unit 7 at the Piazza Centre on February 10 and will run until April 1. It will be open Wednesday to Sunday, 11am – 4pm.

The exhibition has been curated by architectural practice Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, which is spearheading Kirklees Council’s £210 million Cultural Heart regeneration.

It is described as a “wander through the cultural landscape of Huddersfield” taking in architectural landmarks, celebrations of vocabulary, past memorials of loved ones, snapshots of daily life and questions of permanence over the temporary.

It encourages new ways of seeing and of experiencing your surroundings. It asks you to look up and look out, to feel and to touch.

The exhibition has hands-on activities, archive material, community-led content and specially commissioned pieces and everyone is urged to get involved and make their mark.

Council leader Clr Shabir Pandor said: “It is important that, as part of major regeneration projects, we include the community as much as possible.

“This exhibition offers a unique opportunity to appreciate the history of Huddersfield whilst looking to the future. I encourage our communities to visit the exhibition and enjoy all that it has to offer.”

The exhibition also includes a celebration of local language with a special piece created by Marsden-based poet laureate Simon Armitage.

Main image by: Graham Sykes