Johnny James, Managing Editor
Creative Scene

A creative hub in the heart of Dewsbury, Brigantia is a meeting place for local artists, businesses and Kirklees residents to come together for learning and networking.

Located on the fifth floor of Empire House on Wakefield Old Road, Brigantia hosts a variety of creative events that support local people. A well-loved example is the Brigantia Bootcamp, a programme of workshops and events that brings together anyone – be they artists, local residents or students – who wants to have a go at something creative in a friendly and inclusive environment. Regular events include sketching workshops and creative writing sessions.

Another popular event series is Freelance Thursdays, which not only provides a space for self-employed people to network, but also teaches them the essentials of working solo: how to do your tax return and register as self-employed, how to build your personal brand, and how to master the basics of social media. These sessions are a proactive way to fill a break away from your shared office, backroom or studio, and help local creatives meet other artists, freelancers, digital start-ups and community organisers in the area – and Brigantia will always have the kettle on and the biscuits out!

Finally, Brigantia’s monthly Creative Breakfasts aim to facilitate conversations on how creativity can benefit the local area and improve the lives of its residents. You don’t have to be an artist or business owner to go along – anyone is welcome to join in and meet like-minded people, share ideas, learn or just listen with your complimentary coffee and croissant.

Brigantia runs as a membership scheme. For just £3 per year, you’ll get access to all of the above, plus a whole host of creative workshops, events and classes for free, and you’ll also be able to book Brigantia as a meeting place. To become a member, head over to Brigantia’s website, and if you have any questions, just drop a line to

5th Floor, Empire HouseDewsburyWF12 8DJ View map
Visit Now

What's on near Brigantia

Where to go near Brigantia

West Yorkshire
Event venue

Manasamitra is an artist-led organisation based in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, delivering a range of South Asian arts and cultural experiences in traditional and innovative ways.

Ossett Brewery Taproom
Bar or Pub
Ossett Brewery Taproom

With outdoor seating just 30 minutes drive outside Wakefield, Ossett Brewery specialises in award-winning real ales and has taproom and brewery tours on site.

Bagshaw Museum

‘Eclectic’ is the name of the game at the Bagshaw Museum in Batley. Their collections are varied but not lacking in quality.

Event venue
West Yorkshire Print Workshop

Open access print making, screen printing, etching, dry point, collagraph, black and white art courses for beginners or those more experienced. Onsite gallery space used for members exhibitions and also for anyone who submits a proposal.

A Touch of Craft Yorkshire

A Touch of Craft is a fresh, clean and vibrant space to learn new skills, meet new people and have some YOU time! ​
We only started in December 2021 but since then we have had sell out class after sell out class!

Woodlands Estate Leeds
Woodlands Hotel

Beautiful grade II listed building on the outskirts of Leeds. Well worth the trip for those wanting something special.

Cineworld Leeds

Opened in 2017, Leeds’ Cineworld boasts 11 screens, including a huge IMAX designed to showcase the latest and greatest Hollywood blockbusters.

Courtyard Mews
Courtyard Mews

Courtyard Mews is a collection of stylish, modern, serviced apartments with private parking, just north of Wakefield city centre.

Hotel Aparts Wakefield by Sekhon Group
Hotel Aparts Wakefield

Hotel Aparts Wakefield by Sekhon Group is a winning combination: modern, refurbished apartments in a beautiful Georgian building.

Create Café
Café or Coffee Shop
Create Café

Create is a fabulous place to catch up over coffee with friends for a quick business meeting.

Culture Guides