The music and entertainment industry has been one of the worst affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

But now as venues re-open the Kirklees Year of Music 2023 is holding its first networking event.

Talking Heads – Creating Roads to Recovery for our Local Music Industry is open to anyone working in the music and entertainment industry.

It will be held at the Cellar Bar at the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield on Friday November 12.

The main speaker will be Matt Wanstall, from the Musicians’ Union, and topics for discussion will include the impact of the pandemic and plans for the future.

The Year of Music team will also be presenting plans for their music industry programme, support for the industry and support from other areas of Kirklees Council.

After a programme of talks to discuss funding opportunities, training and apprenticeships and employment opportunities available, attendees will have a chance to network with other employees in the music industry.

Sarah Hutton, music industry co-ordinator at Kirklees Year of Music, said: “The industry has been one of the worst affected by the pandemic, and as the sector begins to open up and venues welcome artists and customers through their doors, we want to be sure they feel equipped to start the new year strong.

“We are looking forward to hearing from our great line-up of speakers and hosting our roundtable to discuss the biggest concerns facing the industry and planning a roadmap to recovery.”

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