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Meet the speakers of the Kirklees Music Cities Forum

Updated: Oct 28, 2023


Kirklees Music Cities Forum

As part of the Music Industry strand of Kirklees Year of Music 2023 (KYOM23), the district will be hosting the Kirklees Music Cities Forum alongside Music Cities Events.


The forum will explore the theme “A Community that Lives and Loves Music” and will take place on November 14 2023 at Smile Bar and Venue in Huddersfield.


This will be a gathering focused on celebrating the activities of the Kirklees Year of Music 2023 and to bring the music community of the area together and discuss ideas and best practices on how to strengthen a small-sized music district such as Kirklees.


Scroll down to discover the first 7 announced speakers, a mix of professionals that includes several specialists focused on helping creative develop sustainable careers in the creative ecosystem. Click on their images to discover their full profiles.


You can find all the relevant information and register for the event here. The entrance is at an affordable £5.


Kirklees Music Cities Forum Speaker Nigel Campbell

Kirklees Music Cities Forum Speaker - Jo Warmington

Kirklees Music Cities Forum Speaker Giles Bidder

Kirklees Music Cities Forum Speaker Sarah Hutton

Kirklees Music Cities Forum Speaker Merlijn Poolman

Kirklees Music Cities Forum Speaker Sam Nicholls


Kirklees Year of Music 2023 Music Cities Forum “A Community That Lives And Loves Music”

About the Kirklees Year of Music: Kirklees Year of Music in 2023, is a unique, place-based, cultural change programme initiated and led by Kirklees Council, part of the wider cultural offer in the region of West Yorkshire over the coming three years. 2023 is designated as a Year of Music for the district and, through investment in the district’s diverse music talent, communities and businesses, the year-long programme of events and projects, will strengthen the music ecology of Kirklees from its roots. 2023 is celebrating the richness and diversity of Kirklees music heritage, the music created and performed today, and the ambition for the future, inclusive of all music genres, all communities and in all forms.

Kirklees is a place where everyone can hear world class music through festivals and programming; where children and young people have access to high quality musical experiences and education; and where the next generation of musicians and music professionals can build and sustain a high-quality career, with access to the very best industry advice, career opportunities and performance routes. Follow all activities of the Kirkless Year of Music 2023 at: https://www.musicinkirklees.co.uk/en-UK

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