Brighouse agency, Faith PR, has won a competitive tender to handle the marketing, PR and social media for a new festival which will celebrate Kirklees’ rich textile heritage and look ahead to the industry’s digital future.
WOVEN, supported by the Creative Economy Team at Kirklees Council with festival curators HATCH, will run from Saturday 8 – Sunday 16 June with a series of events held across the district.
Stefanie Hopkins, Managing Director of Faith PR, said: “The textile industry in Kirklees is globally recognised and we’re very proud to have been chosen to promote the WOVEN festival. Our team is highly experienced in providing PR and marketing for events and festivals and we’re excited to be working on this project.”
Faith PR will promote the series of events set to take place throughout WOVEN, celebrating the local textile industry’s innovations, as well as future opportunities for careers, creativity and innovation.
The account will be headed up by Faith PR founder Stefanie Hopkins together with Account Director Emily Raleigh.
Events will include, ‘The Big Knit’ on 8 June, where people will be encouraged to ‘yarn bomb’ local landmarks across Kirklees; mill walks, tours and open days; pop up exhibitions; events in theatres, galleries and museums with local artists, music and film, along with events for families, schools and businesses.
Alison McIntyre, of HATCH, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Faith PR to promote the first ever WOVEN festival. We chose them based on the excellent work they have previously done with Kirklees Council to promote music across the region, along with their additional experience in the sector.”
Faith PR is an award-winning PR, social media and communications agency, working with local, national and global businesses and organisations across consumer and B2B sectors. Its client list hailing from Yorkshire includes Twisted Automotive, Approved Foods and Johnsons of Whixley.