We're proud to be a part of Huddersfield, the town we are based, and the surrounding area, Kirklees. We also strongly believe music should always be for everyone, and no one, regardless of anything, should feel like they do not ‘fit in’. Music has a unique power to bridge gaps between communities and bring people closer together with a common interest. We were delighted to hear a few years ago about the plan to have a Kirklees Year of Music 2023 and believe it will have a really positive, lasting legacy in the area, providing people with a means to express themselves with music at a time when it has never been more needed.
As part of Yorkshire's plans for a Year of Culture in 2023, Kirklees has designated it as a Year of Music for the district, shining a light on the richness and diversity of music today, inclusive of all genres, all communities and in all forms.
Year of Music 2023 will welcome visitors from across the district and from afar to our year-long programme that will create a vibrant sound track played in the hearts and homes in all our towns and villages. In 2023, everyone will be able to encounter music in welcoming and friendly spaces and places; everyone will be invited to be part of our music community, and everyone will be encouraged to experiment, learn, listen and enjoy.
Year of Music 2023 will bring about transformational changes through an approach that is innovative and inclusive; not only making and celebrating world class music in the district, but also making our music – and the benefits it brings – far more accessible, to far more people.
Alongside creating a thriving music sector and a strong and safe night time economy, the Year of Music 2023 will focus on building world class music education, training and skills, as well as unlocking the potential of music to enhance both physical and mental health and wellbeing.
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