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Kirklees Year of Music 2023
Music Cities Forum
14 November 2023, Huddersfield, UK

The Music Cities Forum is a smaller version of the Music Cities Convention, an event that looks regionally at best practices on the use of music to improve city life. 


This event brings together experts and industry professionals to explore the role and impact of music across education, economic development, health, youth, environment, community building, placemaking, tourism, the future of the city and more.


The Kirklees Music Cities Forum will be taking place on November 14th, 2023, at Smile Bar in Huddersfield.


The evening will explore the theme “A Community That Lives And Loves Music”. 


Its sessions will give an overview of the activities that Kirklees has done as part of its Year of Music, including hosting the Kirklees Music Ecosystem Network, live events, the PLATFORM programme and more. 


Afterwards, it will dive into different presentations, panel discussions and workshops focused on bringing the local music community together and giving it resources to advocate for a stronger local music ecosystem.

This event is directed to all members and advocates of the music and artistic ecosystem, as well as people working on projects related to economic development, public policy and community organisations.

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Event Schedule

15.30 - 16.00 - Registration with coffee and snacks

16.00 - 16.10 - Official Welcome

16.10 - 16.30 - ​PRESENTATION: Kirklees Year Of Music 2023 - A Vision For Change

16.30 - 16.50 - ​PRESENTATION: Support Available - A presentation on funding opportunities for music projects by Help Musicians. 

16.50 - 17.30 - ​Break for exhibitor exploration

17.30 - 18.15 - ​PANEL: Using Music To Revitalise The City: Affordability and Accessibility In The Music Ecosystem

18.15 - 18.35 - ​PRESENTATION: Case study - Being small is no obstacle

18.35 - 19.05 - ​PANEL: Make It In Kirklees - What Can We Do To Make People Stay in Kirklees To Develop Their Music Careers?

19.05 - 20.00 - ​What Next? Different group sessions to get talking about the future of the local music industry


20.00 - 20.15 - Closing Remarks


20.15 - Live Show by Fishing4Compliments

*Times, topics, and format of the schedule may be modified by the organisers without previous notice.


Full line-up of speakers will be announced in the following weeks.


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