, in Huddersfield on July 11th, 2023 9:00am

Address: Locations across Kirklees, St George's Square, Huddersfield, HD1 1JB, United Kingdom

Phone: 02076507611

Email: arlowe.fox@artichoke.uk.com

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11 July – 16 July
Locations across Kirklees

Over six magical days from 11 – 16 July 2023, 23 larger-than-life sheep sculptures, wired for sound, unlike any you’ve ever seen or heard, will appear in surprising places across the Kirklees countryside. This vibrant, musical odyssey and largescale participatory project traces the cultural and industrial story of Kirklees, through its many musical traditions, from brass to boliyaan, choral and gospel, beatboxing, Carnatic singing and much more.

The sheep, designed by artist Dave Young, each have their own unique identity and original soundscape. Devised by composer Orlando Gough and produced by Artichoke,
HERD will take place around Kirklees as part of Kirklees Year of Music.

A ground-breaking collaboration between artists, musicians, and hundreds of people from the local community, HERD celebrates the enormous influence that sheep have had and contribution they have made to this part of Yorkshire and its people.

The HERD sheep sculptures will travel from the rural boundaries of Kirklees towards Huddersfield, concluding with a free-to-attend finale in St George’s Square on Sunday 16 July.

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