Category Archives: Events & leisure

£124,000 Boost to Heritage Across Kirklees

Oak Apple Day

Our museums and galleries will benefit from just over £124,000 of Arts Council England funding from the Culture Recovery Fund Grants programme, ensuring that the district’s much-loved heritage assets can continue to benefit local people and visitors. This funding creates capacity for Covid safe reopening of Oakwell Hall, Bagshaw Museum and Tolson Museum in line with the government’s roadmap, as

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Kirklees Concert Season Online Christmas Concert

a brass band playing

Get in the Christmas spirit with the University of Huddersfield Brass Ensembles this December. The Kirklees Concert Season has looked a little different this year, and the Christmas concert is no exception. The University of Huddersfield Brass Band normally performs at both the Huddersfield and Dewsbury Town Hall Lunchtime concert series. Sadly, this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, these concerts

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Kirklees’ favourite organist Gordon Stewart bows out

Gordon Stewart in front of the town hall organ at Christmas

Borough Organist Dr Gordon Stewart is retiring, after providing a programme of world-class music for Huddersfield audiences for the last 30 years. World-renowned performer and teacher, Gordon has been a regular conductor on BBC’s Songs of Praise as well as a musical director for countless broadcasts on BBC Radio. His former students have held positions at St Paul’s Cathedral London,

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