Community Activities

Community Activities, Talks and Workshops are a large aspect of The Brighouse Arts Festival with wellbeing workshops, community arts days (including Field Lane Mini-Fest!) and historical, literature and arts talks – there’s lots for all ages to enjoy.

Join us next year from Friday 2nd October 2020 to Sunday 11th October 2020. Tickets and events are likely to be announced from April 2020.

Book online through TicketSource or in store at Ryecorn Wholefoods or Harrison Lord Gallery.

A D Garrett / Ashely Dyer with Helen Pepper: Author Talk

A D Garrett / Ashely Dyer with Helen Pepper: Author Talk Ashley Dyer is the penname of novelist, Margaret Murphy, working in consultation with forensics expert and Vera and Shetland adviser, Helen Pepper. Splinter in the Blood was their debut novel as a writing duo....

read more

Bloxels: Make Your Own Video Game

Bloxels: Make Your Own Video Game (Ages 8-12) Come along and build your own video game using the Bloxels physical gameboard and app editor. You will create your own characters and backgrounds, working in small teams to design your own game! A unique & interactive...

read more

Field Lane Mini Fest!

FESTIVAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Field Lane Mini-Fest! Drop in for a brand new family fun day festival at The Space @ Field Lane in Rastrick. Join the fun for FREE! 10am – 1pm There’s Arts and Crafts including spin art, badge making, junk modelling, and the biggest table of...

read more

Tony Noble Art Exhibition

After a career in teaching Tony decided in 2008 that it was time to follow his passion and devote his time more fully to developing his work as an artist. With help from local businessman, Mr Stephen Battye, he set up a studio in Redbrick Mill, Batley Carr, where he...

read more

Matthew Evans Art Exhibition

Matthew Evans was born in 1968 and lives in Brighouse, West Yorkshire. He discovered an early flair for art, initially taking inspiration from local surroundings with a preference for buildings and landscapes. He has many favourite themes including florals, sunsets,...

read more

Natural Facts of Life

Natural Facts of Life: Talk by John Buxton of Ryecorn Wholefoods Join John Buxton for this unique talk on the natural facts of life at Brighouse Library as part of this years Brighouse Arts Festival. Ryecorn Wholefoods has been an independent retailer in Brighouse...

read more

Brighouse Open Mic Performances

Brighouse Arts Festival Open Mic Performances: Music, Word & Performance. Come along and join the Brighouse Open Mic Performance event as part of Brighouse Arts Festival 2019. Do you have a passion for singing? poetry? comedy? theatre? Then join us for our open...

read more

Ravensprings Miniature Railway Open Day

Ravensprings Miniature Railway Open Day. Come down to the Miniature Railway Park on Sunday 13th for a family fun open day of steam trains running all afternoon. A great accessible activity for all ages. The volunteers at Ravensprings Park will be providing steam...

read more

Photography Tour of Brighouse

Join award winning Brighouse photographer Steven Lord on a unique photography tour of Brighouse. Bring your own camera or mobile along to the hour long tour with photographer Steven Lord around the town centre. Join this workshop and learn how to compose the best shot...

read more

Brighouse Unplugged: Acoustic Evening

Join 5 acts at Lanehead Hotel in Brighouse for an evening of local acoustic music. This informal evening is a perfect event to spend a few hours listening to local music performed by brilliant local acts. The Brighouse Arts Festival Acoustic Concert 2019 features:...

read more