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April, 2014

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Title:Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival
Subtitle:18 – 21 June
Author:Huddersfield Contemporary Music 
ID & Publication:20140411032 ~ 
Subject:Events (Regional) 

Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival is delighted to announce that it will be presenting the Tour de Force Bicycle Orchestras as part of the Yorkshire Festival – the first ever arts festival to precede the Tour de France in its 111 year history. Taking place from 18 – 21 June (the festival runs from 27 March – 6 July) hcmf// will run a series of free workshops, (four school workshops, and two community workshops), working with the Levenshulme Bicycle Orchestra to sonically explore bicycle parts and create new sounds and music. In each workshop participants will assemble their own instrument (which might include a Singing Wheel, a Bicycle Thumb Piano, Handlebar Trumpet or a Frame Harp), learn to play it and create music together to be performed on the same day.

The community workshops are open to the public and will take place on Friday 20 June (1 – 4pm) and Saturday 21 June (10am – 1pm) at The Packhorse Gallery, Huddersfield. These workshops will be followed by a performance in Huddersfield town centre on Saturday 21st June at 3.30pm. There will also be school performances taking place in the town centre throughout the day on Wednesday 18th June and Thursday 19th June. No prior experience in musicianship, crafting or metalwork is needed, just enthusiasm and a sense of adventure!
For more information, to book a free workshop place or to donate bicycle parts, please contact Sarah McWatt on 01484 471 116 or at

The hcmf// team cycles from London to Paris!

Not to be outdone by the Grand Départ, the whole hcmf// team – Artistic Director, Graham McKenzie; Executive Producer, Nikki Cassidy; Learning and Participation Officer, Sarah McWatt; Festival Manager, Roisin Hughes and Events Assistant, Zoi Jahau – is cycling from London to Paris in June! The team is set to make the 247 mile journey along the Avenue Verte, a cycle pathway created between two of world’s greatest capital cities.

All sponsorship money raised will go towards funding hcmf//’s new Health and Wellbeing strand which forms part of the Learning and Participation Programme. Working in partnership with local organisations in Huddersfield including Huddersfield Mission and Hoot Creative Arts, the Health and Wellbeing strand of the Festival will develop a wide range of participatory activity over the next three years which will aim to help improve Kirklees residents’ mental and physical health as well as emotional wellbeing.

The trip will specifically raise funds for a project working with an award-winning music and health practitioner who will be focussing on building confidence and self-esteem with homeless people, refugees and asylum seekers, as well as exploring emotional and physical issues through creative music-making. Sessions will take place at Huddersfield Mission, a community facility based in Huddersfield, which houses a wide range of resources as well as advice and support services. Further details of this project (including dates and times) will be announced once the funding target is reached.

Yorkshire Festival 2014 is the first ever arts festival to precede the Grand Départ in its 111 year history. Nearly 50 events have been selected to be officially part of Yorkshire Festival 2014 which will also include hundreds of fringe events.

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hcmf-get-on-their-bikes for more information and to help the team reach their target of £6000 please visit:

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