Friendship through Puppets will also feature poetry, moments of reflection and music from Banda Na Rua Samba Band and Ney player Mina Salama.
Throughout autumn, people across Kirklees have come together to create The Syrian Sister, the seventh Weeping Sister, together with a flock of laughing dove puppets.
The Weeping Sisters are giant figures which remember the lives lost in the Holocaust and other genocides around the world. They are made by local people, artists, refugees, students and asylum seekers in Kirklees all working together.
Friendship through Puppets has been commissioned by Platforma 6 biennial national festival of refugee arts and is supported by Creative Scene.
6 million+ have run free creative workshops every Sunday until 31 October, hosted by Creative Scene at their Brigantia Studios in Dewsbury. The workshops have been attended by people from all walks of life, coming together to design and create the seventh Weeping Sister and a flock of laughing dove puppets.
Artists worked alongside participants using textiles, paint, clay, handmade paper and bamboo – and those taking part have had the opportunity to learn more about Syrian heritage, culture and traditions through sharing of stories, song and food.
More information can be found here.