Recently, the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival has been awarded £8518 from the Postcode Community Trust, a charity funded entirely by players of the Postcode Lottery.
I am thrilled to hear that a good cause in my constituency has received a welcome funding boost thanks to the efforts of the Trust. This year, the Festival will take place between 16th – 25th November and will be spread across different venues in Huddersfield town centre. Acting in partnership with the rapidly expanding Huddersfield University, the Festival is a platform for numerous new artists to make contact with the public and begin their career. The Festival has rightfully earned 39 years of success and worldwide acclamation.
This funding is going to a rapidly expanding, worthwhile cause and I’m delighted to hear that Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival has been successful in securing the new funding. Under its Learning and Participation scheme, the Festival team offer events to a broad range of ages, from hands-on music experiences for babies and toddlers. Events are organised for anyone from school students and families to refugees, asylum seekers, people in prison, community members, emerging artists and regular festival-goers. The festival’s programme includes creative workshops, concert experiences, archival activities and professional development. The Festival also aims to provide participants in the scheme direct contact with professionally established artists. I am extremely pleased that this funding will allow the Festival to fund, expand and continue its brilliant work.