Hoot creative arts, in collaboration with the University of Huddersfield and supported by Kirklees Council, are hosting a special event, Speak Our Music, as part of the Great Get Together weekend. 

This event aims to bring together communities in a celebration of music and to discuss the positive impact it has on mental health and wellbeing. 

Speak Our Music is set to take place tomorrow  (Tuesday, June 27th, 2023), from 6pm to 8pm at the Jo Cox More In Common Centre, located on the University of Huddersfield campus. It is one of the first events to be held at the newly opened centre. 

The June edition of Speak Our Music will be led by the talented rap artist, Wilko Wilkes, with a special guest appearance by Andy’s Man Club. 

This month’s event will focus on the theme of men’s mental health, encouraging attendees of all genders to participate in discussions and share their experiences. 

Sharleen Shaha, Mental health & Wellbeing Producer at Hoot creative arts for Kirklees Year of Music 2023, said: “We are delighted to present Speak Our Music as part of the Great Get Together. Music has a powerful impact on our mental health, and this event provides a space to platform to explore its transformative qualities. We invite everyone to join us for an evening of engaging conversations, inspiring performances, and a celebration of the positive influence of music.” 

Cllr Naheed Mather, Cabinet Member for Culture and Greener Kirklees added: “Celebrating the positive impact of music on Health and Wellbeing is an important part of Kirklees Year of Music. 

“It’s great to see the Speak Our Music project going from strength to strength each month, and now hosting this special edition as part of The Great Get Together. 

“One of our key aims for the Year of Music is bringing people together through music, and like The Great Get Together demonstrating what unites us and celebrating what we share in common.” 

Free tickets are available online from via Hoot creative arts and the Kirklees Year of Music websites. Complimentary food and drink will be provided.