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Arts and crafts in West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire (including Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield) is in the Yorkshire and The Humber of England. It has a population of around 2,220,000 and covers approximately 200,000 hectares. Here is a list of nearby or neighbouring counties: Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire.

County flag of West YorkshireThe county of West Yorkshire was formed in 1974 and is made up of the five metropolitan boroughs of Calderdale, Kirklees and the cities of Bradford, Leeds and Wakefield. Located in Halifax in the borough of Calderdale, Bankfield Museum is within a listed Victorian Mansion, which has an impressive entrance hall, marble fireplaces, painted ceilings and walls decorated with classical designs. The museum collection includes textiles, costumes and the Duke of Wellingtons Regiment Museum. There are also a range of temporary exhibitions and events held at the museum. The Elizabethan manor house Oakwell Hall is in Birstall, within the borough of Kirklees. Visitors can appreciate the restoration of the interior decorations and furnishings of rooms inside the house and enjoy walking through the surrounding parkland and gardens. Performing arts venues in West Yorkshire include the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford, the Theatre Royal Wakefield, the City Varieties Music Hall in Leeds, the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds and Square Chapel Centre For The Arts in Halifax.

Many tourists are drawn to Bronte Country, that includes part of the city of Bradford, as Charlotte Bronte and Anne Bronte were born in the village of Thornton, which is within the borough. The city also hosts a number of cultural events each year, including the Bradford Film Festival and in 2009 the city of Bradford became the first UNESCO City of Film in the world. Leeds Art Gallery has a nationally important collection of British art from the 20th century, including paintings by Francis Bacon and sculptures by Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore. Other exhibits on display include work by French sculptor Auguste Rodin, as well as contemporary pieces by well known artists such as Bridget Riley and Antony Gormley and the work of new emerging artists who are not yet established. Opened in 2011, The Hepworth Wakefield is an art gallery named after the sculptor Barbara Hepworth, who was born in Wakefield. In addition to a number of works by Barbara Hepworth, there are pieces on display by many other artists, including Ben Nicholson, David Hockney and Henry Moore, as well as exhibits on loan from the national collections. Other attractions in West Yorkshire include Temple Newsam House in Leeds, Wakefield Cathedral, the remains of Pontefract Castle, Shibden Hall in Halifax, East Riddlesden Hall in Keighley and the National Media Museum in Bradford.

Spookshow Illustrations

Spookshow Illustrations

Farsley, West Yorkshire

Hi, welcome to Spookshow Illustrations. I am an illustrator based in Farsley, Leeds. ...

AndReal

AndReal

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Handmade leather bags, accessories, jewellery, hat, headband and clothes for women. Designed ...

Terrific Traffic Toys

Terrific Traffic Toys

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

The manufacture of wooden toys with and without wheels for a range of childrens age groups. ...

Bea and Wild Designs

Bea and Wild Designs

Holmfirth, West Yorkshire

Iím Bea, the designer and creator behind Bea and Wild Designs and also a teacher of Art, ...

White Rose Designs

White Rose Designs

Castleford, West Yorkshire

Here at White Rose Designs we provide a wealth of individually personalised gifts from ...

Sacred Moon Candles and Gifts

Sacred Moon Candles and Gifts

Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Sacred Moon Candles and Gifts Handmade with a little Magick, Love and Lunar Energies ...

AURORA1

AURORA1

Keighley, West Yorkshire

My business name is Aurora and I work from home in my studio. I design and create unique ...

Knots and gemstones

Knots and gemstones

Leeds, West Yorkshire

I create unique pieces of jewellery with semi precious gemstone cabochons and linhasita ...

Woodland Crafts Uk

Woodland Crafts Uk

Pudsey, West Yorkshire

I have recently started a wreath making business, initially for the Christmas period, ...

The Crafty Bag Co

The Crafty Bag Co

Castleford, West Yorkshire

I started my business the crafty bag co along with my daughter, i am a young 60 year ...

Springfield scents

Springfield scents

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Here at Springfield scents we make beautiful handcrafted, hand painted aromatherapy wax ...

Harriet Enterprises

Harriet Enterprises

Holmfirth, West Yorkshire

With a little time on my hands to relax I like to keep busy. Harriet Enterprises was ...

KaSta Craft Uk

KaSta Craft Uk

Bingley, West Yorkshire

KaStaCraftUk its a creative family team. Ka - Kate, S - Stan and Ta -Tania. The basis ...

Forever Glass Art

Forever Glass Art

Upton, West Yorkshire

We are based in West Yorkshire and work from home in our workshop. We have over 30 years ...

Helens Button Box

Helens Button Box

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Button Art, using buttons and beads , using hot glue to keep in place. I love making ...

Yorkshire Rustics

Yorkshire Rustics

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Giving wood new life is what I love to do. I create miniature woodland gardens, unique ...

Donnas Crafts

Donnas Crafts

Bradford, West Yorkshire

I make knitted Gnomies and Puppies in many different colours, I can create them in your ...

Arty1997

Arty1997

Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire

With 5 years experience in fine art and a love for painting I hope to have my work hung ...

Bag Better

Bag Better

Stanley Ferry, West Yorkshire

Handmade unique fabric foldable shopping bags and tote bags, made exclusively from clothing ...

Emilie

Emilie

Criddling Stubbs, West Yorkshire

I decorate champagne flutes with roses and flowers which look great for wedding and anniversary ...

Rubies Cards

Rubies Cards

Normanton, West Yorkshire

I design and make greetings cards for all occasions and also personalised cards to order. ...

Felt Up Crafts

Felt Up Crafts

Colton, West Yorkshire

Hi Iím Sally and Iím a textile addict. I create needle felted objects, some of which ...

Sarah Sanders Printed Aluminium Jewellery

Sarah Sanders Printed Aluminium Jewellery

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Sublimation printed aluminium jewellery. I print my photographs or illustrations onto ...

Keltie Quilts

Keltie Quilts

Leeds, West Yorkshire

I have many years experience in needlecraft, I started sewing at the age of nine on Mums ...

Denbies Candles

Denbies Candles

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Bringing beautiful fragrances to your home we hand-pour a range of luxury soy candles, ...

Kosmic Sun Designs

Kosmic Sun Designs

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Lovingly handmade, funky, polymer clay, statement jewelery. All my jewelry is lovingly ...

Graham cardwell

Graham cardwell

Featherstone, West Yorkshire

Hi . My name is graham cardwell and I am a new artist but have been painting on and off ...

Nordic Zen

Nordic Zen

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Nordic zen is a handcrafted natural candle store. Our products range from natural and ...

Rather Lather UK

Rather Lather UK

Leeds, West Yorkshire

It started with making my own soap bars for my children who both have eczema, I wanted ...

CatsCraft

CatsCraft

Leeds, West Yorkshire

My passion is the sea glass. I love to walk on the beach and look out for stones, shiny ...

DizzyBea

DizzyBea

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

I started selling my knitting at college, making aran jumpers and cardigans for other ...

Jessie Lewis

Jessie Lewis

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Bespoke florist, providing beautiful flowers for all events and occasions, as well as ...

Sparkling Suds

Sparkling Suds

Bradford, West Yorkshire

I started making natural soaps at home due to my son and partner suffering from eczema ...

DJArtBoutique

DJArtBoutique

Wakefield, West Yorkshire

I am an artist who creates drawings and paintings from photographs sent to me. Each one ...

Ethically Me Co

Ethically Me Co

Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Hi! Welcome to EthicallyMe. EthicallyMe is a small business run by a green-loving, ...

The Puppy Tailor

The Puppy Tailor

Keighley, West Yorkshire

Creators of luxury hand made pet accessories for spoilt furbabies. Champions of British ...

Time to Spring Clean and Declutter

Time to Spring Clean and Declutter

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Now we have officially entered Spring - it is time to declutter your candles and wax ...

Drawings and paintings

Drawings and paintings

Wakefield, West Yorkshire

My name is Debbie and I have been drawing and painting all my life. My life changed enormously ...

Hello my name is Joy and I am a new member

Hello my name is Joy and I am a new member

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Just thought Id introduce myself. I have just joined UkCrafts and this is my first post. ...

Craft stall madness

Craft stall madness

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Ive just has the worst craft stall experience this last Fri/Sat. On Friday, I turned ...

5 Reasons why accessorising your home is important

5 Reasons why accessorising your home is important

Burley in wharfedale, West Yorkshire

ď 5 Reasons Why Accessorising Your Home Is Important ď Have you ever taken a step back ...


David Hockney

(Born 1937 in Bradford in West Yorkshire), Painting, Photography

Voted the most influential British artist of the 20th century.

Henry Spencer Moore

(Born 1898 in Castleford in West Yorkshire), Art, Sculpture

Henry Moore, British sculptor and artist, is known for monumental bronze sculptures, which are now displayed around the world as public works of art. If you visit Scotney Castle (Designed by Anthony Salvin) in Kent, you can see one of his works in the gardens.

John Atkinson Grimshaw

(Born 1836 in Leeds in West Yorkshire), Painting

John Atkinson Grimshaw, British artist, was born on this day in the year 1836. He painted landscapes and city scenes.

Anna Bronte

(Born 1820 in Thornton in West Yorkshire), Fiction, Poetry

An English Poetess and writer of fiction. Anna was perhaps most famous for her second and final novel, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.

Patrick Branwell Bronte

(Born 1817 in Bradford in West Yorkshire), Painting, Poetry

Patrick Branwell Bronte, painter and poet, was the brother of writers Emily, Anne, and Charlotte Bronte.

Thomas Chippendale

(Born 1718 in Otley in West Yorkshire), Furniture, Marquetry, Upholstery

A famous British cabinet maker.

John Harrison

(Born 1693 in Foulby in West Yorkshire), Automata, Clockmaking

As a clockmaker, Harrison invented the Marine chronometer, which kept time at sea. This meant that for the first time the crew could calculate their latitude.