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Redbox Gallery – call for artists

Redbox Gallery – call for artists

The classic K6 telephone box on Queen Street, Horbury was purchased from BT by Horbury Civic Society in 2018. It has been re-painted, re-glazed and re-purposed as an art space. It has a power supply, lighting and a locking door. We are calling for new artist's...

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VISION FOR HORBURY – A PLACE PLAN

VISION FOR HORBURY – A PLACE PLAN

The township of Horbury includes Horbury Village, Horbury Bridge and Horbury Junction. It is an ancient settlement dating from before William the Conqueror and the Domesday book. We appreciate Horbury as an attractive township, full of historic character, surrounded...

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Mother of Hope

Mother of Hope

Ceramicist Drew Caines has installed a new work in Redbox Gallery. Titled 'Mother of Hope' the clay female figure stands 180cm high and contains text baked into the figure. Drew says “Life is hard for everyone at the moment and we have all endured desperate times.  So...

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A Shot in the Park

A Shot in the Park

The Friends of Horbury's Parks are running a photo competition to find some great images of Horbury's parks and green spaces. The competiton details are here FoHP Photo Competition T&Cs and prizes will be awarded to winners in the Under 16s category and the open...

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Horbury history QR code trail virtual tour

Horbury history QR code trail virtual tour

Local historian helen Bickerdike has made a stunning video of our QR code blue plaque trail through Horbury. It is an exceptional piece of work and our thanks go to Helen and to Wakefield Council who supported the production. Follow this link to view the 19 minute...

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Horbury Shoal

Horbury Shoal

Horbury Shoal is a new seating arrangement for the Queen Street site. It has been commissioned by the Good of Small Things project which finds opportunities for artists to add life to the Horbury streetscape. Shoal is the work of Martin Heron, a well known sculpture...

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The Seagull has Landed

The Seagull has Landed

The Seagull has Landed - 31 July 2020 The third bird in the Horbury Aviary project has now been installed. Sculptor Bruce Williams has made a new windvane for Horbury; this time a 'seagull' (actually a herring gull) that sits over a bag of chips behind the chip shop...

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Thinking outside the box

Thinking outside the box

Redbox Gallery has a timely new installation, addressing mental health issues Thinking Outside the Box A creative collaboration between Cate Frampton of Horbury Integrative Therapies and Claire Lake of Clearly Creative, a fused glass artist based in Ackworth. Claire...

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The Exploding Lawnmower

The Exploding Lawnmower

This spring themed installation is devised in collaboration with Horbury Lawnmowers who kindly donated a vintage Suffolk Punch lawnmower for me to ‘explode’ and, subsequently, to curate and exhibit as individual parts within the Redbox Gallery. I felt that there...

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New blue plaques

New blue plaques

On Saturday 19th October we will be unveiling two new blue plaques. At 2.00pm we will unveil the blue plaque to Stan Barstow at his birthplace: 17 Shepstye Road, Horbury. A little later around 2.30pm we will unveil a blue plaque to bandleader Angus Holden at the Peel...

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Redbox Christmas – 0800 Do You Believe?

Redbox Christmas – 0800 Do You Believe?

0800 Do You Believe -  a new work by Jenny Watson of Yorkshirearts, has now been installed at Redbox Gallery. The work, which features ceramics made with input from community groups at the Cluntergate Centre, will be in place until mid February.

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Bill Ingham

Bill Ingham

Our Deputy Chairman Bill Ingham (centre) was honoured today 30th August 2019 with an award for his community service. The award was presented at the Town Hall by Cllr. Charles Keith, Mayor of Wakefield. Well done Bill; a richly deserved award.

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Redbox Gallery

Redbox Gallery

Redbox Gallery occupies a K6 telephone box which the Society purchased from BT for £1. Redbox has a strong curatorial policy which requires all commissioned artists to find a Horbury institution or organisation to engage with, and to concieve a new work inspired by...

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Horbury Aviary

Horbury Aviary

The Horbury Aviary project seeks to establish a large number of bird sculpture windvanes on buildings around the town. The bird sculptures are the work of Bruce Williams https://www.brucewilliams.net/projects/horbury-owl/ and each bird is personalised for the...

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Corporate Membership

Corporate Membership

Membership If you care about Horbury, we'd love to hear from you! We are keen to recruit new members who can support our efforts to make Horbury and even better place in which to live or work. Membership is open to any individual or organisation who shares our aims...

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A sculpture trail

A sculpture trail

A temporary sculpture trail has been set up in Horbury. The works by Theo Welch-King; Stathis Dimitriadis and Sarah Dewhurst have been commissioned with Arts Council support by David Gilbert for the Cluntergate Centre.

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Events

Events

We have an ongoing cultural programme of events: talks, walks and visits. We arrange visits to places of interest. Here we are visiting Streets in the Sky in Halifax. This event was facilitated by Halifax Civic Society.

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