It’s one of Huddersfield’s annual musical traditions and this year Longwood Sing celebrates its 150th anniversary.

Founded in 1873 the event has survived two world wars and a break due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Every year crowds gather at Nab End Tower for a programme of music and songs, raising money for charities and good causes.

This year’s Longwood Sing is held on Sunday September 10 but to celebrate the 150th anniversary there’s a three-day weekend of special events.

A new group, the Friends of Longwood Sing, has also been launched to raise funds to help continue the event for future generations.

Membership is available for £1 a month or £10 for the year and members will be entered into an annual prize draw.

A children’s songwriting competition was also held this year. The special anthem will be set to music and performed for the first time on the Sunday.

Here’s what’s planned:

Friday September 8

7pm – ‘Home and Away’ concert at St Mark’s Church, Longwood. Guests include Huddersfield Ukrainian Choir and Lindley Community Band. Refreshments will be available and donations are encouraged.

Saturday September 9

10am-3pm – Open day at St Mark’s Church with stalls, heritage exhibits, bell ringing, a singers’ showcase and refreshments.

7pm-9pm – The Jack Tars in concert at Longwood Mechanics Hall. Tickets at £10 are available from or ring Jeanette on 07769 225137.

Sunday September 10

2.30pm – Longwood Sing at the Longwood Amphitheatre, HD3 4XW. Or inside St Mark’s Church if wet. Children from three school choirs will sing and Longwood Amateur Operatic Society will perform songs from the musical ‘Ghost.’

All weekend there will be a Walking Heritage Treasure Hunt around Longwood including an accessible route.

For further information please contact Bert Jindal on or 07831 577511 or search ‘Longwood Sing’ on Facebook.