Kirklees Year of Music 2023 is pleased to announce its next industry event, a free seminar discussing touring in the EU in collaboration with Carry on Touring and the Musicians Union

The event will be held at Small Seeds in Huddersfield on Thursday February 24. Hosted by Sarah Hutton and Pat Fulgoni (Chocolate Fireguard) the event is for Kirklees musicians, technical professionals, music industry professionals and those working in the cultural industries to have a chance to talk to the Carry On Touring campaign to find out how things have changed for touring and trading in the EU post Brexit.

The aim of the seminar is to not only to cover the issues these changes have caused but to also discuss the solutions.

The panel for the event will include 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 will run as follows: 

  • Registration – 5.40pm until the start of the seminar
  • 6pm Seminar begins
  • 6.45pm Break
  • 7pm Seminar resumes & West Yorkshire Mayor Tracy Brabin joins the panel
  • 8pm Seminar concludes – network opportunity begins
  • 9pm Event concludes

Commenting on the upcoming event, Tim 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 co-ordinator 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 professional 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.” 

Tickets for the seminar are available here: 

The event will also be live streamed on the night via the MUSiK in Kirklees YouTube page.

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