Heads Together have been awarded a prestigious Modulate 2014 commission by the Community Media Association
Over the past 25 years, Heads Together has been involved in a vast range of projects, using a complete range of art-forms and learning processes.
Based on that experience, we believe in focusing on ambitious, long-term programmes of work where we really have a chance to impact on a place or an issue over time.
Over the last five years we have focused on three main programmes of work across Yorkshire: Two Valleys Radio, East Leeds FM and All In The Mind but with the opening of our new arts centre in East Leeds, our focus is now on Chapel FM
Two Valleys Radio grew out of a pilot project, Colne Valley Radio, that Heads Together ran alongside the fabulous Moonraking Festival in Slaithwaite in February 2009
The station aims to connect the many villages and communities in the area and reflect and enhance the cultural life of the Valleys.
The station is run by volunteers who broadcast regularly from the Heads Together base in Meltham and out-and-about in the Two Valleys in the fabulous Caravan of Love.
Many of our young volunteers are working towards Arts Award accreditation as they develop their skills and put their efforts into a positive contribution to their villages and communities.
Two Valleys Radio is working closely with many of the schools in the area and has a particular focus on creating original radio drama, particularly its own style of live radio drama (not for the faint-hearted!).
We are currently planning our first radio drama festival in the Two Valleys for summer 2012.
30 April 2014
13 November 2013
We are looking for a Project Worker for the Two Valleys Radio project...
25 March 2013
A call for people interested in working for Heads Together?
17 October 2012
Teenagers volunteering at Two Valleys Radio...
I interviewed 3 candidates just before the election. I was really impressed with the way they answered the questions with really big words. The downside was I couldn't understand what they meant sometimes because I didn't understand the big words!
Jack: Two Valleys Volunteer
Funding & Partners
We have received a major grant from the LEADER fund for the South Pennines (which comes as part of the European Commission’s Rural Development Policy).
We are also grateful for ongoing support from Kirklees Council through the Arts in Neighbourhoods scheme and the Valleys Area Committee
In 2010 we worked closely with Voluntary Action Kirklees and Artimedia as part of the communityMEDIAmatters initiative funded by the Big Lottery…
We have also worked closely with Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing's Community Engagement Team and with the many Tenants and Residents Associations in the Two Valleys.