By Joshua Robinson –
Welcome back to Kirklees Local Television’s Monthly Editors Notes, the page dedicated to ten of our articles that show not just the diversity of stories that KLTV has covered but also showcase the diversity of Kirklees itself.
The ten stories below highlight the hope and resilience of the people of Kirklees in the past month from all sorts of obstacles.
Below we have listed the ten articles in no particular order and have included a link to the original story.
Top Articles of October 2023:
Local Huddersfield Dementia Charity Offers New Free Creative Activities for Social Meet
Local charity hoot creative arts is expanding its offer of free activities for people affected by dementia.
The Breathing Space service has been offering free creative workshops to people affected by dementia for over 6 years in Kirklees.
Women-Led Community Businesses Win Kirklees Social Enterprise Awards
This year’s Kirklees Social Enterprise Awards were announced at a special event at Dewsbury Minster celebrating and raising awareness of the great work that social enterprises – businesses that have a clear social mission and reinvest their profits in their community – do in Kirklees.
Inspiring Participation Officer Shortlisted as a Finalist at National Children and Young People Awards
A local fostering agency in Yorkshire is celebrating the news that their participation officer has been shortlisted in the prestigious National Children and Young People Awards.
‘Hottentot Venus – The Story of Saartjie Baartman’: Important Reading for Black History Month
Scheduled to be published on 10th November 2023, ‘Hottentot Venus – The Story of Saartjie Baartman’ by Monica Clarke is destined to bring much-needed attention to a woman who is a household name in her native South Africa, with a local municipality, The Saartjie Baartman Municipality, named in her honour.
Forget Me Not Welcomes Pinnacle Group Facilities Management as a New Platinum Partner after £18,000 Golf Event
At Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice on Thursday 5th October, Ken Davy (President of Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice Platinum Partners) presented a Platinum Partner Plaque to Sean Hancock, Regional Operations Manager from the Morley Office of Pinnacle Group Facilities Management.
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Protests Outside Huddersfield Town Hall as Residents Continue to Rally Against Proposed Council Closures
Demonstrations outside of Huddersfield Town Hall took place on Wednesday, 18 October, as hundreds of protesters came together in support of a number of services across Kirklees, which are under threat of being cut.
Unleashing the African Descendants Forum: Igniting the Power of the African Diaspora
Prepare to embark on an exciting digital adventure as the African Descendants Forum (ADF) unleashes its groundbreaking website.
Kirklees Music Cities Forum: Exploring Music’s Impact, the Local Music Industry and Future
As part of the Music Industry strand of Kirklees Year of Music 2023 (KYOM23), the Kirklees Music Cities Forum will be hosted alongside Music Cities Events. The forum will explore the theme “A Community that Lives and Loves Music” and will take place on November 14th 2023 at Smile Bar and Venue in Huddersfield.
Helen Skelton Presents Local Firm, Makin Dixon, with Family Law Award
The Family Law Firm, Makin Dixon, was announced as the winner of the Family Law Firm of the Year Award on 5 October 2023, in the Annual Ceremony of The Yorkshire Lawyer Awards hosted by Helen Skelton, Countryfile TV Presenter, in the New Dock, Leeds.
The Kirkwood Release Charity Single to Raise Awareness of Services Offered to Local People
In light of Hospice Care Week (9th – 15th October), The Kirkwood’s musical therapy singing group, The Kirkwood Chorus, launched their first ever charity single on Monday 9th – a touching take on Labi Siffre’s hit song ‘It Must Be Love’, which is available to download now.
What To Expect in November:
Kirklees Local Television will continue to cover local news stories in the area and showcase the rich diversity of Kirklees and the stories that represent the communities of the region.
In October, Kirklees Local Television launched its digital magazine As One, which will continue to share stories that inform, celebrate, and empower the African diaspora through November.
On the Wednesday 8 November, KLTV will be filming with the West Yorkshire Archive Service to promote their ongoing medieval exhibition. To learn more about the exhibition, please visit: https://www.wyjs.org.uk/archive-service/events/the-medieval-magnified/
On Thursday 16 November, KLTV will also be livestreaming for Dark Horse Theatre and their Unit 21 Afterparty theatre show at Smile Bar and Venue in Huddersfield. To learn more, please visit: https://www.darkhorsetheatre.co.uk/productions/