By KLTV Newdesk –
In a collaborative effort between Hoot Creative Arts, the University of Huddersfield, and with support from Kirklees Council, a special event called Speak Our Music is set to captivate audiences as part of the Great Get Together weekend.
Scheduled for Tuesday, June 27th, 2023, from 6 pm to 8 pm, the event will take place at the recently opened Jo Cox More In Common Centre situated on the University of Huddersfield campus.
As one of the inaugural events at this new venue, Speak Our Music aims to foster unity among communities through a shared celebration of music while discussing its positive impact on mental health and overall wellbeing.
Led by the exceptionally talented rap artist Wilko Wilkes, the June edition of Speak Our Music promises an engaging experience for attendees, featuring a special guest appearance by Andy’s Man Club.
Emphasising the theme of men’s mental health, this month’s event encourages individuals of all genders to participate in discussions and share their personal experiences.
Sharleen Shaha, the Mental Health & Wellbeing Producer at hoot creative arts for Kirklees Year of Music 2023, expressed her excitement about presenting Speak Our Music as part of the Great Get Together.
Recognising the profound influence of music on mental health, Shaha highlighted the event’s role as a platform to explore the transformative qualities of music.
She invited everyone to join the evening’s captivating conversations, inspiring performances, and a joyous celebration of the positive influence of music.
Cllr Naheed Mather, the Cabinet Member for Culture and Greener Kirklees, emphasised the importance of acknowledging the positive impact of music on health and wellbeing, aligning it with the goals of Kirklees Year of Music.
Cllr Mather commended the Speak Our Music project’s growth and success, culminating in this special edition as part of The Great Get Together.
Emphasising the Year of Music’s mission to unite people through music, the event mirrors The Great Get Together’s spirit of celebrating shared values and commonalities.
Interested attendees can secure free tickets online through the hoot creative arts and Kirklees Year of Music websites. Complimentary food and drinks will be provided, ensuring a memorable and engaging experience for all participants.
Hoot Creative Arts is an arts and mental health charity based in the town centre of Huddersfield, England. They have offered diverse creative activities that support mental health and emotional wellbeing for 20 years.