WOVEN is a celebration of innovation in textiles across Kirklees

The first WOVEN festival took place between Saturday 8th and Sunday 16th June. It was initiated and funded by Kirklees Council, but was owned by everyone, from community groups, to industry, cultural organisations, artists, businesses 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.

The next WOVEN festival will take place in 2021, until then look out for long term projects and smaller events happening over the next two years.

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Go and See – innovation special

There are amazing things happening in the world of textiles in Kirklees and the surrounding area. Businesses and academics are working on some brilliant new