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Arts and crafts in 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.

Handcrafted Wood Products

Handcrafted Wood Products

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Handcrafted wood products by Peter McDonnell. Hi I am self employed and make individual ...

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. ...

Chris Rose

Chris Rose

Blackshaw Head, West Yorkshire

Inspired by the rugged and mystical, ever-changing landscape of West Yorkshire where ...

KaSta Craft Uk

KaSta Craft Uk

Bingley, West Yorkshire

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

JM Craft

JM Craft

Knottingley, West Yorkshire

Our products vary across three mediums. Resin, Jesmonite and hardwood. The resin and ...

All Seasons Photography

All Seasons Photography

Otley, West Yorkshire

We go on many an adventure Team Photo to take that inspiring image we would hope you ...

Gs Scandi Craft

Gs Scandi Craft

Wakefield, West Yorkshire

I use mixed media such a wooden cut out or scrap wood to make handmade craft/Easter decorations ...

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 ...

Sarah Sanders Printed Aluminium Jewellery

Sarah Sanders Printed Aluminium Jewellery

Leeds, West Yorkshire

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

Kapas Kala

Kapas Kala

Castleford, West Yorkshire

Namaste from Kapas Kala ‘Kapas’ means cotton and ‘Kala’ means art. Through our fusion ...

Moonleaf UK

Moonleaf UK

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

My little business comes from a love of the outdoors and nature. I love making handmade ...

DizzyBea

DizzyBea

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

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

Made by Jordan

Made by Jordan

Pontefract, West Yorkshire

A Yorkshire grown woman who makes unique, hand-painted boxes and fabric art prints. My ...

MJs pretty stitches

MJs pretty stitches

Leeds, West Yorkshire

MJ’s pretty stitches is a new small business that creates handmade knitted items myself ...

Darren

Darren

Leeds, West Yorkshire

I am looking to start a business making handmade products. I have crafted a few samples. ...

krazyphils

krazyphils

Meltham, West Yorkshire

When I say to people I like to do Art, they sometimes say say what sort of Art do you ...

VMideias

VMideias

Wakefield, West Yorkshire

The VMideias offers him a wide range of products and unique solutions for all occasions ...

JY Candles

JY Candles

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Hello, My names Jason creator and owner of JY Candles. JY Candles started lockdown ...

HuPa Linocut

HuPa Linocut

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Welcome to HuPa Linocut, Im Matt Hooper and I create art and handmade linocut prints ...

Keith Price

Keith Price

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

My hobby is woodturnig which I have done for many years . I have turned many items lidded ...

Jackie Knaggs

Jackie Knaggs

Wetherby, West Yorkshire

I make a variety of crafts and cards and also supply gorgeous jewellery and accessories ...

Mr Sparkle Shabby Chic

Mr Sparkle Shabby Chic

Pontefract, West Yorkshire

I create beautiful hand painted and decoupage gifts for your home or for special occasions ...

The log yard

The log yard

Liversedge, West Yorkshire

The log yard Unique bespoke items made to order ... we make handmade furniture tables ...

Scentalia Limited

Scentalia Limited

Leeds, West Yorkshire

We are a small business that specialises in candles that are made from eco friendly products, ...

TillyMae Designs

TillyMae Designs

Halifax, West Yorkshire

I have been creating things since the age of 7 years and I still enjoy learning new skills ...

Dutch Pancakes

Dutch Pancakes

Bradford, West Yorkshire

Indulge in the heavenly goodness of Dutch Pancakes as you celebrate your joyous event! ...

Sydneys Stitches

Sydneys Stitches

Batley, West Yorkshire

I crochet a variety of products using both cotton yarn and soft chenille yarn. These ...

Kadrus

Kadrus

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Handmade embroidered jackets Handmade embroidered pure Cashmere shawls Wool jackets. ...

Nunc Rosaries and Gifts

Nunc Rosaries and Gifts

Morley, West Yorkshire

Nunc Rosaries and Gifts brings you handcrafted rosaries of the finest materials. Each ...

No23 Candles and Gifts

No23 Candles and Gifts

Knottingley, West Yorkshire

We are an established vat registered business of over 4 years. We sell our Handmade products ...

Atyde Craft

Atyde Craft

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Everything unique is bEverything original is better - jeans, pounds, CDs, Barbie ... ...

Le Weekend

Le Weekend

Cornhome, West Yorkshire

Throughout the many roles I undertook over the past 25 years, overseas development, ...

MBDOLL Studio

MBDOLL Studio

Castleford, West Yorkshire

My dolls are very personal. My purpose in using this form of art is to show the beauty ...

Natalie Leanne Art

Natalie Leanne Art

Pontefract, West Yorkshire

I self-taught Photoshop in 2018, and started posting my images on Instagram. Since then, ...

Morleys Mystical Magic

Morleys Mystical Magic

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Any parent knows that ensuring young and teenage children bath or shower regular can ...

Alices Bowtique

Alices Bowtique

Leeds, West Yorkshire

I started my new hairbow business during lockdown and its really taken off! I’m so excited ...


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.