Welcome to HOOT

Hoot is a flourishing arts & health organisation offering a range of opportunities for people to get involved in music, dance and other creative activities as a way of improving physical and emotional wellbeing. From our base in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, we work with local groups and communities to develop creative projects and services that everyone can take part in.

As specialists working with adults with mental health needs alongside a committed team of experienced community artists, we offer a full programme of quality creative activities with proven benefits for mental health and wellbeing.

Core sessions include harmony singing, drumming & percussion, guitar orchestra, taught forms and improvised dance, song writing and recording, while there are opportunities to explore other art forms like film-making and photography, creative digital technologies, and theatre.  With our partner agency AiM (Artists in Mind) we also deliver a range of visual arts activity and creative writing projects.

We work with older people too, including pioneering work using the arts with people living with dementia conditions and their carers and harmony singing for wellbeing for the over 55’s.

With experience gained across Yorkshire and the north of England, Hoot is also able to offer services for purchase: wellbeing at work and workforce development packages, one-off or blocks of workshops, showcase and awareness raising events & performances and consultancy and training.

We believe that everyone has a creative capacity that can help them grow and develop, and that through supporting people to flourish as individuals and groups we can help communities and wider society to grow too.

 

 

Stories

Published: Friday 06 May

THANK YOU | GOING SANE?

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Published: Monday 11 April

GOING SANE? EVENT STEWARDS WANTED!

EVENT STEWARDS WANTED! Can you help?
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Published: Monday 11 April

HOOT GROUPS ARE BACK

HOOT groups are back from the Easter Break today. Have you seen what's on this term?
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Published: Friday 08 April

GOING SANE? EVENT

Are you coming?
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Upcoming Activities:-

7/06/16

Open Music Group | Huddersfield

Exploring the sounds and textures of...

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8/06/16

Dance: Charleston | Huddersfield

Join Rob Shield from Swing Dance Leeds to...

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9/06/16

Tech-know | Huddersfield

NEW GROUP Tech-Know with Dave Jordan...

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HootMusic

It's Dementia Awareness Week #DAW2016 - take a look at our Breathing Space project https://t.co/abgeYCuk8I
Doors are open! Join us today & tomorrow for the Going Sane? Event. Walk through @TheByramArcade to explore music, art, video & much