This Town is a new music video starring the people of Huddersfield.
The project was a collaboration between Kirklees Council, The Huddersfield Mission, The University of Huddersfield, The Huddersfield Community Gospel Choir, Savvy, Christine Avis, Joel Robinson and Samh.
The video stars people from the local community from places like Arcade Cafe, The Parish Pub, Northern Quarter Huddersfield, Coffeevolution, The Huddersfield Mission and at The Huddersfield Community Gospel Choir.
The music and lyrics were written in response to interviews with Huddersfield residents that were carried out online and at the Huddersfield Mission. The interview questions focused on how people from around the world and from varied cultures can identify with being from or in’ Huddersfield. The answers came from people who identified as being ‘from or of part’ India, South Africa, Poland, Czech Republic, Ireland, The West Indies, Germany, Thailand, Japan,
South America as well as ‘all the world’, ‘the mud and the woods’ and more but everyone stating that Huddersfield is important to them in some way.
The resulting music is a diverse view of the town spanning through Gospel, Hip Hop, Folk and Blues and with excerpts of interviews from people living in Huddersfield.
You can check out releases from Samh & Savvy below: