Planning has already started for next year’s Holmfirth Arts Festival.
And it’s a good bet that the area’s famous hills will have a part to play.
The director of this year’s successful Holmfirth Arts Festival, Fiona Goh, is looking to the hills for inspiration for next year’s event.
The Festival will take place just days before the Tour de France puts the Holme Valley firmly in the international spotlight.
And Fiona went up to Holme Moss – expected to be a key stage on the cycle ride – to take in the view.
Exact details of the route the cyclists will take on the stage through Calderdale and Huddersfield are likely to be confirmed in October.
But it is expected to bring the world’s top cyclists down from Ainley Top, through Huddersfield and out through Lockwood, Berry Brow and the Holme Valley to culminate in a daunting club to the top of Holme Moss.
Fiona said: “We’re really looking forward to next year’s festival, just a few days before the world watches the iconic cycle climb up Holme Moss.
“The Tour is going to inspire some great projects in next year’s festival and will definitely put us on a high.”
This year’s Festival, in June, saw 11 days of inspiring performances and experiences, with more than 2,000 people buying tickets to events and dozens of families flocking to free family fun days and workshops.
Fiona hasn’t revealed the theme of the 2014 Festival just yet. But cycling and sport are expected to feature prominently in the event.
Organisers have vowed to make it the best Festival ever.
This year’s Holmfirth Arts Festival was funded by Arts Council England, Kirklees Council, Holme Valley Parish Council and received support from many local businesses and local volunteers.