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What’s On

We’re dedicated to providing our local community with as many opportunities to flex those creative muscles as possible.

Take a look at what we have to offer, register your interest, and let us know if you’ve got ideas for future projects or events.

WHAT’S ON

Drawing Box Project

Running from July 28th until September 12th, artist Naseem Darbey is working in partnership with Keighley Creative to bring a whole project right to your doorstep!

Together, we’ll be handing out 500 boxes of high-quality drawing supplies and ideas sheets to Keighley residents and supporters of Keighley Creative, completely free! 

Funded by Arts Council England. Click here to find out more about this fantastic project.

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100 Creative Women
and Girls of Keighley

Throughout this project, award-winning photographer Lisa Holmes will be celebrating the artistic work and skills of 100 women and girls in Keighley. This project will be a collaboration between Keighley Creative, Lisa Holmes Photo Hub, and many of Keighley’s community organisations. 

The final exhibition will features professional portraits of the participants, alongside their own photographic work, showcasing what art and culture means to them. Set to launch September 2020, Keighley Creative Gallery hopes to exhibit this work in the new year.

Project funded by The LEAP, Bradford

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REALITY

A collaboration between Spoken Worth and Keighley Creative, this project provides a platform for the youth of Keighley to have their say about the town and culture. 

With workshops run by some of Yorkshire’s most exciting spoken word poets, and opportunities to join in with regular spoken word events afterwards, this is the ideal way to experiment with your writing and performance skills. 

Whether you’re interested in rap, poetry, creative writing, performance, or spoken word, check out REALITY (Rhymes Equal Actual Life in the Youth). Watch this space for launch dates and information about how to join in, and visit the Spoken Worth Facebook page for more information about spoken word in our area.

Project funded by The LEAP, Bradford.

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Keeping Keighley Creative:
Window Gallery 2020

At Keighley Creative we are interested in how artists and the public work together. Collaborative, heartfelt creative responses have been in abundance during these difficult times and we are kicking off with two fantastic examples!

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Crowdsourced Lockdown Series:
Lisa Holmes

On Show until September 12th

During the COVID-19 pandemic, collaboration and heartfelt creativity has been present in abundance, and we wanted to showcase that. Award-winning photographer Lisa Holmes captures the early days of the crisis in our upstairs windows on Hanover Street.

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Through Our Lens

Photographs taken by teenagers of their lives in lockdown have gone on display on billboards, lamp posts and houses in Keighley and across the district, and we have a lovely collection on show in our new project space windows (In the Cavendish Retail Park). The photographs were taken for Through Our Lens, a project led by award winning photographer Carolyn Mendelsohn which can be seen on Instagram @through_our_lens_covid19_proj/

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Intimate 2020

Back in 2019, Keighley Creative launched the first Keighley Art and Film Festival, and it was MEGA! This year, rather than stop everything due to the pandemic, we really wanted to share something special with you.

So for 2020, we are Intimate. An online festival experience featuring the work of poet and author Nabeela Ahmed, local musicians Blue Cat Crib, and bespoke Keighley tales from Sue Dyde of Shoutdrama. 

Running August through until our traditional festival dates in October. To find out more visit our festival webpage, or dedicated Facebook and Youtube accounts.

Funded by The Arts Council England

EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS

Archive

Naseem Darbey

Open Studio
31st May-2nd June 2019
Preview: 1st June, 2-4pm

Come and meet Naseem in her studio at this special, three day art event. A sneak peek at works in progress and selected works from We Are Saved by Loss.

Eve Hindle

Layering of Time and Memory
29th June- 6th July 2019
Preview: 28th June 7-9pm

A Keighley resident and recent graduate from Leeds University of the Arts, Eve is showing her sculptural work which explores responses to her grandmothers Alzheimer’s. Linking the show to Dementia Friendly Keighley and Alzheimer’s UK, this is a fundraising exhibition.

Morwenna Catt

Charms for Living
10th – 31st August 2019
Preview: 9th August, 7-9pm

Wonderful stitched and painted work by Morwenna Catt, rich in story and technique. Crossing between sculpture and costume, social history and fairytale, rooted in ritual.

Small World

20 Years of Small World
10th – 31st August 2019
Preview: 9th August, 7-9pm

Celebrating twenty years in the life of beloved youth arts charity, Small World Cultural Arts Collective. 

Jane Fielder and Helen Shearwood

Perspectives
7th-28th September 2019
Preview: 6th September 7-9pm

Featuring new works be Jane Fielder and Helen Shearwood inspired by Keighley, and drawing our attention to some wonderful things that might otherwise go unnoticed. 

Thomas Shane O’Hara

Grid Reference
7th-28th September 2019
Preview: 6th September 7-9pm

Recent graduate Thomas Shane O’Hara showcases his work in response to landscapes, natural and man-made. Featuring sculpture and installation alongside photography and print.

Queen Catherina and MermaidSparkleFish

Project 7: Deadly Sins
11th-19th October 2019
Preview: 10th October 7-9pm

Working with Progress 6, a drug and alcohol recovery group in Keighley, Kath and Issy have run workshops investigating the seven deadly sins! This ‘Fringe’ festival event marks the crescendo of the Pilot gallery project at Keighley Creative.

Interested in having an exhibition at Keighley Creative?

If you’re considering us for your next show, and if you love the arts and grass roots endeavours check out our exhibition form right here.