WOVEN in Kirklees
The first WOVEN festival took place in June 2019 and it is a celebration of innovation in textiles across Kirklees. 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.
WOVEN is now a biennial festival, with embedded long term projects and smaller partnership events happening across Kirklees in between a big festival every other June.