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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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We Are Recruiting For Two Exciting New Posts to Run the Keighley Arts and Film Festival

The Trustees of Keighley Creative, an arts, creativity and cultural charity based in central Keighley, are recruiting for two new posts to plan, deliver and evaluate our annual Keighley Arts and Film Festival (KAFF) and other related events throughout the year.

The two posts, a Festival and Events Director and a Festival and Events
Coordinator, are funded for two years, with a possibility of two further years extension. The post-holders will be an important part of our well respected and fast- growing organisation and join our existing group of committed creative leads.

You will be joining Keighley Creative at a very exciting time for the organisation overall as we move forward with a new building and other expansion plans. We are also ambitious to grow KAFF over the next four years and to increase its profile locally, district wide and nationally.

For full details please contact fiona@keighleycreative.org
For an informal discussion please contact jan@keighleycreative.org

Closing date for applications: 28th February 2022
Interviews will be held on 7th March 2022

We will send out interview requests to short-listed applicants by 2nd March 2022

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New Chair of Trustees Sought

Keighley Creative is about to enter an exciting but demanding new stage in our evolution as one of the major creative ventures locally and in the wider region.

We have secured significant funding of around £2.8m to purchase, refurbish and equip a new creative hub based in the centre of Keighley and support the expansion of the Keighley
Arts and Film Festival as well as our other creative ventures.

There are also major opportunities that have recently been confirmed to extend our partnership working with bodies such as our District and Town Councils, the local Further Education college and Channel 4 as well as many local community and statutory organisations. We are also actively involved in Bradford’s bid for the UK City of Culture 2025.

We are now seeking a new Chair to drive forward the organisation at what is a crucial stage in our development. Working with our strong team of Trustees, freelance creatives, and volunteers the ideal person will have significant leadership experience of taking major initiatives forward at Board level.

You will also need to share our values and passion for our Town and its people, and the opportunities a major creative organisation will bring.

Keighley is a diverse town, and we encourage applications from people with diverse personal and professional backgrounds although a strong commitment to the arts, culture and creativity is important too.

Please contact Fiona Sherburn on Fiona.sherburn@btinternet.comfor a job description and person specification.

For an informal discussion about the role and to learn more about this exciting opportunity please contact the Vice Chair Georgina Webster (07484 64406) or Fiona Sherburn (09854 909906).

Applications by CV with a supporting statement which should set out why you are applying andthe skills and experience you will bring to the role.

Deadline for applications 30th October 2021

Interviews 11th November 2021

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New Exhibition!

Letty McHugh (one of our fantastic studio holders!) and Jess Kidd (a brilliant local artist!) are exhibiting together in a new exhibition titled Worth.

Do come along and see Jess’ new paintings of Keighley, and Letty’s seven metre long banners inspired by our textile and family histories.

Gallery open on Mondays and Thursdays, 11am – 3pm, and Saturdays 10am – 4pm. Last day is 16th October.

The gallery is an easy access space, all on one level and near to the train and bus station.

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THE FESTIVAL IS NEARLY HERE!!! Yippee!

8th – 10th October, a whole long weekend of fantastic fun and events! Free or low cost throughout. Have a look at our programme and get involved… There is something for everyone 🙂





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Drawing Dialogue 3 / 2019 – 2021

New Exhibition- OPEN NOW!

Project curated by Gabriela Boiangiu, See What’s On for more information 🙂

Where?

Keighley Creative Gallery

Keighley Creative / Hanover Street / Keighley / BD21 3QJ

When are we open?

10 June- 1 July 2021

Monday     11am – 3pm

Thursday    11am – 3pm

Saturday   10am – 4pm (Hours extended due to requests!)


FEATURING THE ARTWORK OF:

Amanda Allan, Leslie Atkins, Garry Barker, Kate Black, Gabriela Boiangiu, Valentin Boiangiu, Wendy Chandler, Fergus Channon, Hannah Chesterman, Niamh Clarke, Claire Daniel, Patrick Ford, Ramona Garaldi, Mirela Ivanciu, Madeline Jones, Becky Korn, Gaby Lees, Amy Mahony, Matthew Merrick, Toni Mosley, Joan Murray, Elizaveta Ostapenko, Lena Phalen, Jan Phillip, Lada Shapovalova, Penny Sharp, Andrea Shearing, Penny Simmons, Bridget Tempest, Diana Terry, Andrea Thoma, Skye Williams, and Stuart Wilson.