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Work with local artists to make an art trail at Earthworks - New Mill Community Garden, that people will visit throughout the Festival.

We can come to your school/group or your school/group can work with us at Earthworks - New Mill Community Garden.  We also have some drop in dates for family activities at the garden.

Invitation to all interested artists and participant groups/schools

Introductory twilight meeting at 5pm-6pm on Wednesday 25 May 2021 at Earthworks - New Mill Community Garden, Sude Hill, New Mill, Holmfirth, HD9 7ER. 

The purpose of the meeting is to tell you more about the project, match artists to groups/schools and confirm dates for activities. Refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP or email Sarah Branson if you are interested but can't make the meeting



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Work with willow sculptor Dragon Willow (Leilah Vyner) to create living willow sculptures which can form part of the Art in the Woods trail and then be returned to your school/community group for you to keep and nurture.

Each school/community group of up to 30 participants can make up to 3 living willow  sculptures.

We have 6 full day workshops available 9.30-3pm (or to suit your school timetable) with a break for lunch


We can come to your school/group or you can work with us at 

Earthworks - New Mill Community Garden. 

School/Community Group Dates available:

30 June, 1 July, 2 July, 5 July, 6 July, 7 July, 8 July, 9 July

To book a living sculpture activity for your school or community group

contact Bev Adams

email director@holmfirthartsfestival.co.uk

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Work with Edgelands Arts to help make a parade that tells the story of the History of Holmfirth, then be in the parade on Sunday 19 September at 2pm which will set off from Hollowgate end in a finale at Sands Recreation Grounds.

We can come to your school/group or you can work with us in Holmfirth Upper Market Hall (TBC).

School/Community Group Dates Available:

Wed 8th Sept am or pm

Thurs 9th Sept am or pm

Fri 10th Sept am

Mon 14th Sept am or pm

Tues 15th Sept am or pm

Wed 16th Sept am or pm

Drop in at the Market Hall Dates:

Fri 10th Sept 4pm-6pm

Sat 11th Sept 11am-1pm, 2pm-4pm

Sun 12th Sept 11am-1pm, 2pm-4pm


Parade finale rehearsal at Sands Thurs 16th Sept 4pm-6pm

To book a parade making activity for your school or community group

contact Tony Wade



We are also looking for singers and musicians to make music for the parade

If you wish to take part as a music maker please

contact Charlie



We are making a nominal charge of £25 to secure a group booking for all activities. If this cost is prohibitive, please contact director@holmfirthartsfestival.co.uk.  The Festival does not wish anyone to be excluded from participating for any reason. Community Groups and Schools may participate in multiple actitivities.

Drop in workshops are pay as you feel.

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