Don’t be sheepish – it’s time to follow the HERD!

HERD is an arts and music project, part of Kirklees Year of Music 2023, which will see 23 larger-than-life singing sheep, like none you’ve ever seen before, appear in surprising places across Kirklees.

The giant ‘mother sheep’ Aina popped up in St George’s Square in all her multi-coloured glory this week and the rest of the fantastical flock is set to follow – eventually. A sheep landed at Castle Hill on Wednesday and others at Eastergate Bridge, Marsden; Deffer Wood near Denby Dale; and The Old Mill near Brighouse.

But they don’t stick around for long so you have to be quick. For details on where the sheep will pop up next see the flyers below. Locations include Meltham, Birstall, Thornhill, Shelley, Slaithwaite, Milnsbridge and Mirfield.

The herd (or flock) will make their way by road or canal to St George’s Square on Saturday. Sheep on wheels will travel through Batley, Dewsbury and Cleckheaton and once the 23 sheep are together they will sing themselves to sleep in St George’s Square from 8pm to midnight.

A live finale event on Sunday, featuring more than 350 singers and musicians, will see five amazing performances from 5pm to 6pm. It’s free to attend and no ticket is required. Just turn up!

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Here’s everything you need to know about how to find the sheep over the next few days.

More information about each of the locations can be found via the Plan Your Visit page HERE