Call for Drawing Box Drawings and Stories!

Are you enjoying this year’s Drawing Box Project? It’s the last two weeks and we would LOVE to see how you are getting on.

We have been sharing lots of your brilliant drawings and photos online, but we can never have too many! You can share pages from your sketch books and fold out sheets, or tell us about the objects you have chosen. Let us know what you’ve enjoyed, what would have made it even better, and what you would like us to do next year. Your feedback is very important to us, thank you.

You can share your images on the Keighley Creative Instagram and Facebook pages, remembering to use our hashtags: #kcdrawingboxproject and #yourhouseisamuseum, or you can email images or comments to Naseem directly at

Pete Blagg - Drawing Box Project
Pete Blagg
Jane Gerwitz Drawing Box Project
Jane Gerwitz

Kaff Intimate a new type of festival for Keighley

Remember 2019 and the first Keighley Arts and Film Festival?  We have not been able to go live this year with fantastic performances, so we have devised special events to take place online. Keighley Arts and Film Festival will be accessed via Facebook and Youtube.  The online Festival has been named ‘Intimate’ for this 2020 year and will come directly from the sofa’s of our performers to yours.

We have lined up for you exciting events including fresh new talent from Keighley.

Briefly this includes Rose Wheeler and Bryan Diggle performing favourite songs. Some of you will know Rose from the popular Keighley duo Felka, Rose with her beautiful voice and theatrical skills will create something spectacular for Keighley residents. Brian accompanies her on a range of instruments. We are asking everyone to contribute to the selection process for songs on the Keighley Arts and film Festival Facebook. Look out for Rose and Bryan’s first release Friday 31st July – this will be their own rendition of Cars by Garry Numan. Watch out for the extraordinary video!  Further releases of remakes of some classic songs will follow as August progresses. 

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Our favourite story teller Sue Dyde will present Murky Tales of Keighley, skillfully creating a web of intrigue with her quirky tales. This will be experienced as a podcast online. Murky Tales will be released towards the end of September.

Nabila Ahmed, multilingual poet will be delivering as a podcast, a series of beautiful poems covering themes such as love, injustice and isolation. A tonic for our times Nabieela’s poems sing out with personal experience and warmth. During August, She will read a selection of her poetry in 3 languages, Urdu, Bahari and English. Nabeela will be holding an online tea party and poetry reading for all to take part in on Friday 28th August. This will be online and will be widely publicised. At the tea party we will be hearing a little of her poetry and talking to Nabeela about her career in spoken word with a question and answer session. You can hear more from Nabeela and the team behind this years festival on Asian Fever Radio in August. 

During October the RATMA Film Festival will take place and we will be making announcements nearer the time about that.  We are looking forward to seeing what Films Marcus and Gareth have found around the world for us to see. Have a look on the RATMA festival web site for details of how to enter your films into the competition.