Preserving the cultural life of the local community

The Friends of the Rydings supports the development and continued operation of Brighouse Library, The Smith Art Gallery and The Brighouse War Memorial. The main activities are fundraising through arts based activities, encouraging arts based performances at The Smith and other venues. We work collaboratively with the library and art gallery staff to improve facilities and the presence of these organisations in and around Brighouse through the production of The Brighouse Heritage Trail.

What's On

What's On
Details of our upcoming events at The Smith Art Gallery

About Us

About Us
Learn more about our history

Become a Friend

Become a Friend
Info on joining us and becoming a Friend of the Rydings

Contact Us

Contact Us
We'd love to hear from you so please get in touch