The Year of Music Pollinator event at Dewsbury Town Hall. Photos: Studio Bokehgo

Kirklees Year of Music hosts a 'Pollinator' event at Dewsbury Town Hall

As Kirklees Year of Music 2023 (KYOM23) gears up for a dedicated year-long celebration, the initiative hosted a day-long event, the Year of Music Pollinator, at Dewsbury Town Hall.

By Staff Reporter
Friday, 22nd April 2022, 6:00 am

Attended by more than 100 music lovers, musicians, teachers, youth workers, singers, recording artists, theatre-makers, filmmakers, community volunteers, students, university researchers, business owners and young people, the day was a chance for people to network, get creative and play an active role in shaping the upcoming Year of Music.

Throughout the day, participants worked on one of five big questions, which form the framework of KYOM23’s ambitions, and were tasked with generating an idea for a project, programme or manifesto.

Artistic programmer, William Galinsky, said: “The Pollinator event was a great success and we are delighted that so many people from such a broad range of backgrounds and experience were able to attend.

"Participants from all over the Kirklees music sector used their musical talent and expertise to imagine together how Kirklees Year of Music 2023 can transform our communities and have real impact on people’s lives well beyond 2023.

"I believe this will have proved to be a seminal moment in helping Kirklees take its place as one of the world’s great places for making and enjoying music.

“We’d like to thank all the delegates for attending and for getting involved with the project, as well as Kirklees Council and the Arts Council of England for their support in making it happen.

"I am looking forward to working with participants in the coming weeks and months in further developing some of the great ideas which came out of this amazing day.”

For those who were unable to attend the Pollinator event, KYOM23 will be releasing a summary film from the day shortly on its website and on social media.

For more information about Kirklees Year of Music, visit

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