A NEW barber’s shop in Huddersfield town centre is set to become a creative hub for young artistic talent.
Czar Men’s Hairdressing will open its Imperial Arcade doors to the public and a stream of artists, musicians and DJs at 5pm today.
Instead of browsing through motoring magazines, clients will have the opportunity to become culture vultures and study the creative artworks which adorn the walls.
The gallery-within-a- barber’s-shop is the brainchild of Russian-born owner and artist Anna Obbard. She wants to give local artists and musicians a chance to showcase their work, enabling them to gain exposure and reach a wider audience.
The first featured artist is Christine Eastwood who is studying photography in Dewsbury. The plan is to introduce new collections and events every three months.
Anna, who now lives in Almondbury, spent last year on the art and design course in Huddersfield.
“Last year at Kirklees College was such an inspiration,” she said. “Huddersfield is full of creative talent. There is so much energy and vibrancy in art and music here.”
She writes and records her own music and is hoping that her barbershop will become a permanent fixture of the town’s cultural landscape with a unique combination of art, music, coffee – and a haircut.