For six magical days, 23 larger-than-life sheep - unlike any you’ve ever seen or heard before - will be popping up in surprising places across Kirklees. Will you find them?
HERD is genre-defying musical mash-up of epic proportions, devised by composer Orlando Gough and produced by Artichoke for Kirklees Year of Music.
HERD features specially-crafted musical sheep sculptures wired for sound, broadcasting soundscapes across the region.
As part of our role as marketing consultants for Kirklees Year of Music, we're working on this vibrant, musical odyssey and large-scale participatory project with our friends at Artichoke. The 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. HERD features specially-crafted musical sheep sculptures wired for sound, broadcasting soundscapes across the region.
You can discover the HERD of sheep in various locations either solo or in small groups.
Follow the HERD and don’t miss the grand finale on Sunday 16 July at 17:00 in St George’s Square, Huddersfield. FREE – no ticket required!
Found out how to see them and more here
Image 1: Aina’s first visit to St George’s Square on 11 July. HERD 2023, devised by Orlando Gough, produced by Artichoke, part of Kirklees Year of Music 2023. Photo by Matthew Andrews
Image 2: Hant at The Old Mill on 12 July, HERD 2023, devised by Orlando Gough, produced by Artichoke, part of Kirklees Year of Music. Photo by Matthew Andrews