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Volunteering opportunities this winter

Keighley Creative are always looking out for new volunteers to join our fab team.

There is no financial commitment and you can do as much or as little as you want and you can tell us what roles you’re interested in. And you don’t have to be “arty”!

Volunteering can include being a trustee, supporter or participant and it offers a great opportunity to add to your skills and experience as you get to:

  • Meet new people
  • Bring something positive to Keighley
  • Learn new skills
  • Get creative
  • Pass on skills and expertise to others
  • Get experience for your CV or UCAS form
  • Develop a new hobby or existing hobby

Volunteers can help us with lots of different tasks including setting up venues, putting up decorations and signage, loading and unloading materials, meeting and greeting visitors, taking care of the space, helping everyone have the best experience, selling merchandise or supporting with set up and take down.

This winter’s upcoming events requiring volunteers include our Christmas Maker Faire and the I Am Brill disco.

So if you would like to volunteer for one of our upcoming events/projects or would like more information, please email


Stockroom Cinema rated 5*

Last week, the Leeds International Film Festival came to Keighley. Our specially built Stockroom Cinema opened it’s doors on Wednesday 15th November 2023 for the first time for the screening of the documentary, From Where We Stand.

Keighley's Stockroom Cinema

This was followed by numerous films on Saturday 18th November, namely a showing of Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train, a documentary about an infamous New York City video store and the Yorkshire Short Film Competition.

The events were all a sell out and the audience enjoyed a very comfortable cinema experience complete with a licensed bar serving specially branded Virtuous ale from Kirkstall Brewery and retro tuck shop.

Tuck shop at Stockroom Cinema Keighley

The film festival has now ended but the positive feedback about the space has already led to enquiries from people wanting to use the Stockroom Cinema for various other arts such as spoken word, comedy and theatre.

To enquire about using the Stockroom Cinema and theatre space, please email


Brilliant workshops for Keighley kids

Keighley Creative’s I Am Brill project is focused on celebrating the people of the local community and their brilliant talents.

As we approaching the 100 year anniversary of the opening of the Mechanics Institute, local artists are keen to highlight the town’s successes, not just in history but today, and celebrate the potential that the children of Keighley have and to help them feel brill!

I am Brill workshops

I Am Brill workshops are being held across town to give the opportunity for lots of Keighley people to be creative, show off their talents and make fun stuff from recycled materials.

Anyone is welcome and the aim is to make brilliant things whilst talking about what makes our community brilliant.

These workshops are all in preparation for our big I AM BRILL disco on Friday 12th January 2024.

To find out more about the I Am Brill workshops and project, please follow our social media @keighleycreative

Monday Group Ongoing

Exhibition of Monday Creative group’s work

Many of our followers have been keen to find out more about our Monday Creative group for those affected by dementia so we decided to have an open day to promote our Arts for Brain Health project.

Therefore on Tuesday 17th October 2023 we opened the doors at Keighley Creative and hosted a small exhibition of artwork and stories created by our Monday Creative: Living Well with Dementia group throughout the day.

Monday Creative exhibition Keighley

Visitors were invited to drop in any time to meet the Arts for Brain Health facilitators, Ailsa and Carine, and view the beautiful artwork and inspiring stories that have been created by the group attendees over the last year.

The open day aimed to show more about what the group offers and allow people the opportunity to see if the Monday Creative group might be good for you and a family member.

Papier mache hygs created by Monday Creative group - art for people affected by dementia

To find out more about the Monday Creative group, please email


Wellbeing Wednesdays are back!

Earlier in the year we trialled a new creative group for those looking to boost their wellbeing and confidence. It was a great success and we are pleased to announce that thanks to some more funding, the Wednesday Creative group is back!

These are FREE drop-in sessions running weekly offering creative activities to help combat isolation.

The group is run by artists who aim to offer friendly and welcoming workshops for those that want to improve their mental well-being, get creative and get out more!

If you are feeling anxious, low or lonely then here’s a great opportunity to meet others in a relaxed, fun and accessible environment

Creations by Wednesday Creative group Keighley

No art background is necessary. Just pop in and have a go!

No commitment or cost involved and materials are provided.

Come in anytime between 10.30am and 12.30pm on any Wednesday to join in. No need to book.

Held at Keighley Creative, in the old Argos shop, 3-7 Cooke Lane, just outside the Airedale Shopping Centre.

For more info please call Ailsa on 07423 154855 or email

Monday Group Ongoing

Monday Creative dementia art sessions

Have you heard about our Monday Group?

Keighley Creative’s Arts for Brain Health group is held weekly on a Monday, from 1.30pm till 3.30pm and offers people living with dementia and their carers a chance to meet new people and have a go at creative activities together.

Dementia art group Keighley

Hands-on group work is proven to bring health and happiness benefits and can involve people of any ability or at any stage of dementia. They use lots of different methods and materials to create art or tell stories.

The group ensures it is friendly and welcoming to all, and new members are welcome. It prides itself on offering a kind, caring, fun and stimulating learning environment in the heart of Keighley.

The Monday Creative group is run by qualified art therapist, Ailsa Lewer, and artist, Carine Brosse, both of whom have many years experience in working with and supporting those affected by long-term neurological conditions.

To book a trial session or just pop in for a cuppa, please contact Ailsa on 07423 154855, by phone or text, or email

Monday Creative group, Keighley, flyer
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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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Film, Film, Film! Find out more about The Unit, our newest residents at Keighley Creative

Introductory video about The Unit’s work

The Unit is now based at Keighley Creative! They offer an open access workspace to the district’s talented content creators linked to film.

Whether you are looking to make your first film or trying to carve your career path in the creative industries, The Unit is here to help you.

They believe that the Bradford district has an abundance of brilliant artists and content creators. This is why they offer a full service experience including industry-led workshops, equipment and post-production facilities, and a fast-growing network of peers to share resources.

Visit their website (linked above) for more information and to join their membership list:


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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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We’re Hiring! Festival & Events Director

Festival and Events Director

Full Time (37.5 Hours a Week)
Job Shares Considered

Come and join our small, dynamic team to lead and deliver a year round programme of events, and our annual festival (known locally as KAFF!) All with a focus on arts, film and community.

Closing Date: 17th April

To find out more or to apply, download the forms above, or email: