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Apply for a stall at our upcoming Maker Fayre

Calling all Keighley Makers!!!

We are now taking applications for local creatives who would like a stall at our upcoming Maker Fayre and Open Studios on Saturday 29th June 2024.

Deadline for applications is Friday 24th May 2024.

See link below to apply or for more information please email…/1FAIpQLSeolGnzKUTtlX…/viewform


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Leeds Young Film Festival comes to Keighley

Keighley Creative are delighted to be continuing our relationship with Leeds International Film Festival and this Easter they have asked us to host the Leeds Young Film Festival (LYFF). This will involve 6 film screenings at the Stockroom Cinema within Keighley Creative across two dates. It’s a great opportunity to take the kids out and enjoy a family film for just £4 per person.

Information as follows and tickets available via Eventbrite.

Date: Friday 5th April 2024 (Good Friday)

  • Moomins on the Riviera (2014) @ 11am / Age rating: U
  • Fantastic Mr Fox (2009) @ 1.30pm / Age rating: PG
  • Holes (2003) @ 4pm / Age rating: PG

Date: Saturday 13th April 2024

  • The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales (2017) @ 11am / Age rating: U
  • Marcel the Shell (2021) @ 1.30pm / Age rating: PG
  • Labyrinth (1986) @ 4pm / Age rating: U

Stockroom Cinema is Keighley’s very own secret cinema and performance space. Co-hosted by Keighley Creative and The Unit, in partnership with Leeds International Film Festival (LIFF).

Stockroom Cinema
Keighley Creative
3-7 Cooke Lane,
BD21 3PF

(In the old Argos building just outside the Airedale Shopping Centre)

Booking required via Eventbrite:

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Studio holder leads activity at upcoming event

On Tuesday 16th January, Keighley Creative will be hosting the latest Visual Arts Social, organised by Bradford Producing Hub. This regular event welcomes artists from across Bradford and Keighley and this time is being held in our Cooke Street premises.

Each social includes an activity led by a professional artist and this time sees the turn of our studio holder, Carole Griffiths, with her workshop ‘Rip and Tear – Smudge and Draw’.

Carole is a practicing sculptor and has been an art educator for 25 years. She studied sculpture at Wimbledon School of Art and received her MA through Leeds Metropolitan University.

Her art has been shown at a number of locations in the United Kingdom, including Canterbury, London, Bradford, Halifax, Leeds, Sheffield, Derby, and York. She is a member of the Yorkshire Sculptors Group, which promotes  work through exhibitions addressing contemporary themes. Carole has a Ph.D in the Visual Arts at Coventry University, on Sculptural Reconfigurations of the Kitchen Utensil: A Poetic Chaos of Domesticity. Her work depicts an open dialogue of object displacement and its uses, which feeds autobiographical depictions of her own domestic circumstances and echoes through narratives and introspective descriptions of production. The observed domestic object sculptures emphasise the pleasures of making through a poetic reflection of both the method and the content, allowing the observer to perceive and depict the peculiar and intricate relationship between things, subjects, and words.

For more information or to book a place at the Visual Arts Social, please visit the Bradford Producing Hub website:
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What’s happening in 2024?

With the Keighley Creative Presents… project now in full swing and a number of successful events under our belt, new year brings us a chance to review and make plans for 2024.

We already have upcoming events planned such as the I Am Brill disco and Kailey live theatre performance alongside our regular Arts for Brain Health workshops and Artists Get Togethers, but plans are afoot!

Our team already has so many ideas but we are always keen to hear more. So is there anything you would like to see coming to Keighley Creative in 2024? Please do let us know your ideas, no matter how crazy!

To hear about what’s happening at Keighley Creative in 2024 or make your own suggestions, please email or visit our social media accounts.

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Festive fun workshops in December

Our team are pleased to offer two free, family-friendly festive craft workshops this December.

Hosted by Keighley Market, the workshops welcome anyone, whatever your age or ability, to pop in and join in with some creative activities.

On Saturday 9th December, 11-3, we are making festive framed pictures and on Saturday 16th December, 11-3, we are making Scandinavian style Christmas tree decorations.

No need to book, just turn up.

Children must be accompanied by an adult, thank you.

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We’re having our first Open Studios & Makers Faire!

Jane Fielder, Naseem Darbey, Jon Britten, Anji Timlin, Leonie Briggs and Sean Jukes will host open studio sessions, during which visitors can chat with the artists and see what they are creating from their base at Keighley Creative. 

Local creative businesses taking part in the Makers Faire include Miss Hue Designs, selling polymer clay jewellery. Also on offer will be miniature wildlife paintings and cards by Anna Gouws Artworks; fragranced bath, body and home products by Magnificents and Soaps; illustration and print design by Olivia Brearley; cyanotype prints and photographs by Keighley Photo Hub; glass and craft work by Twiggy Curley Creations; alternative eclectic and unusual hand-crafted home decor and art by Kindred Bizarre; laser-cut earrings and stickers by Curiously Colourful; and handmade natural crystal and gemstone jewellery by LaLa Designs. 

Since we moved into our new home next to the Airedale Shopping Centre at the end of last year, there has been a lot of interest from people in what goes on at our base.

We have some amazingly talented artists in our studios, so this event will give the people of Keighley the chance to see their work and how they create it.

We also support local creatives, and the Makers Faire will bring several together under one roof where visitors can browse and buy some interesting and original pieces, while at the same time helping independent businesses.

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We’re on the look out for New Trustees!

Keighley Creative is on the look out for a new Chairperson, and new Trustees to join our charitable board in September 2023.

For an informal discussion about the roles and to learn more about this exciting opportunity please see the document attached, or come along for a chat at Keighley Creative. We’re hosting two drop-in sessions for you to meet some of our Trustees, find out more about us, and discuss what skills, experience, and energy you want to bring to our charitable work:

WHERE? 3-7 Cooke Lane, Keighley, BD21 3PF (next to Farmfoods and Airedale Shopping Centre)


Thursday, 6th July, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Saturday, 8th July, 10:30am-11:30am

Applications by CV with a supporting statement: Please let us know why you are applying, and the skills and experience you will bring to the role.

Please send applications to Cathryn Murray:

Deadline for applications: Midnight on 23rd July
Post application follow up sessions will be held on: 29th July

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Get your hands on £1000! Fusion Grants now Open

Over at Keighley Creative we’re helping to support Keighley Association Women and Children’s Centre (KAWACC) with their new grant-giving project called Fusion, funded by The Leap.

What is it about?

Keighley residents and community organisations can access grants of up to £1000 to realise their creative, community-led ideas. These grants will prioritise people and organisations that have been unfunded, or under-funded in the past- and that highlight new creative outlooks in Keighley. To find out more, please email Irum at

Closing Date

4th April 2023

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Big Night Out Announced for Keighley’s Women!

On Saturday 12th March, we’re bringing you an evening of FREE, showstopping entertainment to celebrate International Women’s Day in Keighley.

You’ll be celebrating with with:

• The Fingersmiths (Live Blues / Jazz)
• 3 Chord Max (Ukulele Band)
• Nabeela Ahmed (Multilingual Poetry)
• North Wind Tribal (Belly dancing)
• Bracelet Making with Sally

All Women, Including Under 18s, Welcome.

Doors Open: 7:00pm
End: 10:30pm

Free entry – booking strongly recommended.

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‘Following Threads’ Exhibition to Launch at Bradford Industrial Museum

On Saturday 26th February, our “Following Threads” exhibition will open to the public at Bradford Industrial Museum.

From prints to photography, recycled objects to paintings, you’ll be able to catch a variety of work centered around the theme of industry and our environment all created by 13 of our resident artists.

This captivating exhibition features work by Peat Blagg, Gabriela Boiangiu, Olivia Brearley, Naseem Darbey, Jane Fielder, Louise Garrett, Steve Manthorp, Letty McHugh, Bill Parker, Steve Robertson, Anna Scott, Jan Smithies and Ken Woods.

The exhibition will run until Sunday 29th Jan, 2023.

Bradford Industrial Museum
Moorside Mills
Moorside Road
BD2 3HP,

For opening times, visit