2023 is Kirklees Year of Music! Across the borough, people will be celebrating the rich culture of music in this area. At Heritage Quay, we’re doing that too. During 2023 we will bring you no fewer than six exhibitions, all focused on different genres of music. The exhibitions will draw on collections we look after, and the work of some of our partners.
Kicking off this exciting year, we have Music at Heritage Quay (open 16 January to 26 February). This exhibition showcases the variety of music collections we have here, with a focus on music-making in Kirklees. Find out about musical education at the University of Huddersfield and its predecessor institutions, explore the history of local performance, and learn about some of the internationally significant archives we care for.
2023 Exhibition Programme: Kirklees Year of Music
16 January – 25 February: Music at Heritage Quay
4 March – 22 April: Brass Bands: History and Culture
29 April – 10 June: The Bhangra Lexicon
19 June – 5 August Hand bells: Wondrous Little Vehicles of Sound
14 August – 14 October Free to Improvise: The Derek Bailey Story
23 October – 21 December The Cutting Edge: New Music in the 20th Century