WOVEN is a biennial festival that began in 2019, with the next big event from 3rd June to 9th July 2023. It is initiated and funded by Kirklees Council, but is owned by everyone, including community groups, textile businesses, cultural and educational organisations, artists and heritage sites across the district. WOVEN’s theme is generations of innovators, connecting a strong heritage with today’s innovative developments in industry, university research, a strong arts and crafts scene and the creative expression of the district’s rich and diverse communities.



WOVEN announces 2023 programme featuring over 100 exciting and diverse events celebrating textiles in Kirklees

Today, WOVEN announced the programme for its third biennial festival, taking place between 3 June to 9 July 2023. It will feature over 100 free and ticketed events for all to enjoy. The festival, which is funded by Kirklees Council, celebrates innovation in textiles across Kirklees, Yorkshire. The theme of this year’s programme is sustainability – with core strands that focus on reducing waste and environmental impact whilst retaining creativity. ...

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