Perfect for families, the Writing: Making Your Mark display draws on the themes of a new British Library exhibition, which spans five millennia and five continents, exploring one of humankind’s greatest achievements—the act of writing.

Through images of carved stone inscriptions, medieval manuscripts and early printed works, Writing: Making Your Mark will deconstruct the art of writing and consider its future in the digital age.

Our exhibition will also highlight  and explore some of the extraordinary examples of documents and writing to be found in Kirklees. There will be a programme of activities and talks to accompany the exhibition.

You will be able to visit the exhibition at Huddersfield, Cleckheaton, Dewsbury and Batley.

Writing: Making Your Mark will launch simultaneously in over 20 public libraries around the UK, through the Living Knowledge Network.

There will be events running in conjunction with the exhibition. To see what’s happening at your local library, visit