Now into our second year, we are a new-ish ukulele festival for the north of the UK. Our first festival was held in Pontefract and we are holding our second festival in Huddersfield. We were keen to keep the festival in a town and we hope you will agree that Huddersfield is a great town with a lovely Town Hall. Our festival continues to have three key principles: making things, making connections and sharing knowledge.
We will again offer a range of opportunities to create things; both artistic and musical, meet new people with shared interests, learn from others, and share knowledge in return. We are also expanding the opportunities on offer to include things for a wider range of people. We are working closely with our festival partners to try to ensure there truly is something for everyone.
In doing these things, we hope to again offer a festival that is a bit different. We will continue our work with local businesses (to help them bring their wares and skills to the festival) and we are continuing to consult (an even wider range) of ukulele players and festivals around the world as we develop what we hope will be a tremendously fun and unique event. We have a strong commitment to building something that is meaningful for both the local and wider communities. For that reason, in addition to speaking to ukulele players, the festival team will again work closely with Faceless Arts to engage local communities, develop audiences, include them in the festival and produce something whose legacy extends beyond the close of events.