By Leah Conway –
Kirklees Year of Music 2023 has announced its next industry event. They will host a free seminar discussing touring in the EU. The event will be held at Small Seed in Huddersfield and is a collaborative event with Carry on Touring and the Musicians Union.
Small Seeds is hosting the event on Thursday 24th February and it will be hosted by Sarah Hutton and Pat Fulgoni (Chocolate Fireguard).
The event is one of a series of events to support Kirklees musicians, technical professionals, music industry professionals and those working in the cultural industries. This seminar follows a previous Year of Music event introducing launchpad support for the industry.
Attendees will be able to talk to the ‘Carry on Touring’ campaign, which informs them of how things have changed for touring and trading in the EU following Brexit. The seminar will cover changes but also solutions.
What to expect
The seminar panel includes Tim Brennan, head of the Carry On Touring campaign, Ian Smith, a multi-media arts practitioner for over 35 years, Dave Webster, from the Musicians Union and Tracy Brabin, Mayor of West Yorkshire.
The event agenda is as follows:
- 5.40pm Registration – until the start of the seminar
- 6.00pm Seminar begins
- 6.45pm Break
- 7.00pm Seminar resumes & West Yorkshire Mayor Tracy Brabin joins the panel
- 8.00pm Seminar concludes – network opportunity begins
- 9.00pm Event concludes
“Have a successful tour!”
Tim Brennan, Head of the Carry On Touring Campaign said: “As founder of the Carry On Touring campaign, I believe it’s extremely important to raise awareness of the issues surrounding creative touring within the EU post-Brexit. There’s a minefield of pitfalls but with the right information, it is still possible to navigate and have a successful tour. DON’T BE PUT OFF!!!”
Sarah Hutton, Music Industry Coordinator at Kirklees Year of Music added, “This seminar will give you a chance to talk to, ask questions and share your experiences with our panel of professionals. The panel is made up of experienced and knowledgeable industry professionals and we are very pleased to have West Yorkshire Mayor Tracy Brabin join us for the second half of the panel.
“Touring in the EU is a huge topic of discussion at the minute and we’re really keen to make sure that music professionals across the region are fully up to date with the impact Brexit has had on touring in the EU and to make sure they are fully equipped with all the information they need for 2022 and beyond.”
How to get involved
You can book your tickets for the seminar on Eventbrite, which are available here.
If you can’t make it on the night, the event will also be live streamed on the night on the MUSiK in Kirklees YouTube page.
For more information, check out the Year of Music 2023’s website, here.
Check out our video on the Kirklees Year of Music’s first networking event: