Event to drive change and development for music in Leeds

Bringing together everyone interested in supporting and developing the music community in Leeds

An event to bring together everyone interested in supporting and developing the music community in Leeds is taking place at Leeds Town Hall later this month.


The event is being hosted by Music:Leeds, a project, led by partners Leeds Beckett University, LeedsBID and Leeds City Council, aiming to create more opportunities, increase collaborations and raise awareness within the Leeds music scene.


The research, led by Samuel Nicholls (also known as Whiskas) a Senior Lecturer in Music at Leeds Beckett University, explores and promotes music in Leeds as an experience, a business and as a cultural driver. It will be presented at the event held on Wednesday 29 November, alongside talks from a range of key figures from Europe and the UK.


"We are incredibly excited to create this opportunity to bring everyone involved in music together, with what we hope is a really great drive for change and development around what we can do in the city from a range of organisations and businesses,” Samuel said.


“Our aim is that, following the event, we will have discovered and identified some fundamentals of what we can do to galvanise music in the city, provide more opportunities for engagement and build on the great artists, organisations and businesses doing amazing work.”


Andrew Cooper, Chief Executive of LeedsBID, said: “LeedsBID is delighted to be supporting Music:Leeds and helping to bring greater focus on the city’s music scene as a vibrant and creative employment sector.


“Events like Music:Leeds and this year’s Leeds International Festival, featuring music as a key component, demonstrates the city’s music credentials which are invaluable in showcasing its appeal, impact and opportunities.”


The day runs from 9.30am to 5pm and is open to all.


For further information and to book a place (a refundable deposit of £10 is required), please visit http://leedsbeckett.ac.uk/events/faculty-events/musicleeds