Our Festival runs a wide range of community and partnership projects across Huddersfield. These include:
Sending authors into schools to give talks to the students or run workshops. This has included virtual school visits during the Covid-19 outbreak. If your school would like to find out more, contact email@example.com
Our annual Stafflex Free Family Day at North Huddersfield Trust School comprises activities, face painting, performance and film – and it’s all free! While we haven’t been able to run this event in 2020 or 2021 due to the Covid-19 outbreak, we hope to return in spring 2022.
We have been working with Kirklees Third Sector Leaders organisation Words in Mind since 2017, presenting a range of bibliotherapy workshops, partnering on an Understanding Bibliotherapy conference and running online creative writing workshops as part of our 2020-2021 Creative Voices project.
One World craft group and Sharing our Stories creative writing group are activities run for refugees and asylum seekers by Jean York and her team, meeting in the S2R premises. As well as offering free tickets to our events, we have partnered with these groups on projects such as Creative Minds, part of which involved the creation of a stunning handmade banner for our 2020 event with our Patron, Lemn Sissay.