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Day of creativity at the Piazza, Huddersfield
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Dates and venues
About the event
Temporary Contemporary has organised a day of creativity at the Piazza this summer. With a huge range of demonstrations, exhibitions, workshops, and opportunities join us to find out about the art right on your doorstep.
Activities are free except for the Huddersfield Carnival workshop and booking is requested on some sessions. Most activity takes place 10am – 4pm with a few exceptions.
Details are given below, however for a version with live links please click on the link under Further Information.
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.www.darkhorsetheatre.co.uk
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.
Facebook: huddersfieldukcarnival Insta: huddersfield_carnival www.huddscarnival.com
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
hcmf.co.uk Facebook / Twitter / Instagram: @hcmfuk
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.
Twitter: @byparley Insta: @byparley Web: www.byparley.co.uk
Sangam Festival 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
West Yorkshire Print Workshop
Printmaking for families and young people 10am - 4pm
Drop-in sessions: 10.30 - 12.30 and 1.30 - 3.30
Inspired by the Wonderland exhibition, textured print and collage your own birds with artist Alan Birch. Suitable for children 8-14, families (under 8s to be accompanied by adult), older young people 14-18 and adults welcome to join in too! Free www.wypw.org
In Queensgate Market:
Rainforest Appreciation Artists
‘Rainforests are great because…’ 10:30am – 3pm
Watch art demonstrations, learn about rainforests and find out about our art competition: ‘Because…’ Free
www.raauk.org firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook: Rainforest Appreciation Artists
Dates and venues
Saturday 14 August 2021 - 10:00am - 4:00pm, Activities are free except for the Huddersfield Carnival workshop and booking is requested on some sessions. Most activity takes place 10am – 4pm with a few exceptions.
Piazza Centre, Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield, HD1 2RS
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