Free Events

Free Events and activities are a large aspect of The Brighouse Arts Festival with community gardening, street theatre, interactive art, exhibitions, and poetry there’s lots for everyone to enjoy for FREE! 

We are able to host free activities due to the kind sponsorship and support of our partners and volunteers.

Roger Hitchen | Art Exhibition

Roger has worked all his professional life in first Further and Higher Education in Art and Design. In 2009 he retired from this and now he devotes much of his time to art and photography. He attendes local life drawing groups and through this developed an interest in...

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Keith Hanselman – Art Exhibition – Free

Keith Hanselman Exhibition Keith Hanselman is an established and award winning artist based in Huddersfield.  Having won the Sunday Times wattercolour competition twice, the Frank Heering Award of the Royal Institue and Laing Painting Competition Keither is a...

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EUREKA! – Digital Art Workshop – Drop-In

EUREKA! Digital Art Activities EUREKA! The National Children's Museum (yes, that's right THE National Children's Museum) are running a FREE drop-in session on Saturday 13th October as part of the Brighouse Arts Festival. Families, Children and Young People...

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Portrait Exhibition

Portraits Exhibition at Smith Art Gallery An exhibition of works from Calderdale Museums’ Collections at Smith Art Gallery. Image: Lady in Brown c.1936 by William Bruce Ellis Ranken. © Calderdale Museums This exhibition runs the full length of the festival week and we...

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Exploring Wellness | Healthy Minds Workshop

We are hosting this event with Healthy Minds / Calderdale Wellbeing. Exploring Wellness This workshop is free, though booking is essential.   In this workshop we will work as a group to create a large collage which represents 'wellness'. Working with colour,...

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Spectacle Son et Lumière | Art Installation | Free

Spectacle Son et Lumière Art Installation FREE DROP-IN Artist, LAVERACK, is creating a unique one-off art installation for Brighouse Arts Festival 2018. FREE to attend, drop-in and suitable for all ages. Children will love the space, adults will love the photos for...

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A. A. Dhand – Author Talk

We’re thrilled to invite Amit back to Calderdale Libraries, to discuss his latest book, City of Sinners. This author talk is an exclusive for Brighouse Arts Festival 2018. Thursday 11th October, 7pm, Rastrick Library FREE

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Brighouse & Rastrick Band – Talk

The European Number One Brass Band, The Brighouse & Rastrick Band, are providing a free talk with instruments at this years sixth-annual Brighouse Arts Festival. FREE @ Brighouse Library on Saturday 13th October 2018.

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