Art and Culture in Huddersfield – Podcasts

Art and Culture in Huddersfield is a special series of six 15-minute podcasts, created by a cohort of young people (18-35).

Following training with Kirklees Local TV, the participants will work together in groups to create a script, interview local people, and present and record a podcast. These will be released weekly from Friday 5 April.

Podcasting has become a powerful platform to connect with audiences, share knowledge, and build communities around our passions. This series, funded by Kirklees Council’s Community Plus fund, will allow participants to learn new practical skills, develop teamwork and communication skills,  and feel part of the community and the local arts scene.

Words, Vision & Sound

An immersive, multi-layered experience of literature formed of three specially commissioned texts. Speculative stories will be projected onto screens for audiences to read whilst they’re enveloped by original sound and narration. 

It features the work of projectionist Zaron, writers Laura Bui, Selma Dabbagh and James Giddings, and musicians Commodo, DSL Official, Utah?, Rider Shafique and Georgia Williams. It is curated by Somerset Award-winning writer Akeem Balogun. 

 Words, Vision & Sound was originally commissioned by the University of Sheffield’s Off the Shelf Festival of Words with support by Arts Council England. HuddLitFest is the first literature festival to share this event. 

Note: This event will be followed by our Pitch to Publishers event, which you can book here: 

Image created by Thomas Fowler. 

Date: Wednesday 24 April 

Time: 6.30pm-7pm 

Venue: Heritage Quay, Schwann Building, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield HD1 3DH 

Tickets: Free (booking recommended) 

Age guidance: 16+  

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Podcast Project 2024

Free podcast course

How would you like to learn how to present and make podcasts?

We’re offering 12 Kirklees residents aged 18-35 the chance to take part in our FREE podcast training programme with Kirklees Local TV.

You will then help to create one of six 15-minute podcasts, which will be released and promoted at the next award-winning HuddLitFest (11-28 April).

Why take part?

Podcasting has become a powerful platform to connect with audiences, share knowledge, and build communities around our passions. It allows you to express your unique voice, reach a global audience, and make a lasting impact. Whether you’re a budding storyteller, an expert in your field, or someone who loves to share their thoughts and ideas, our course is designed to help you navigate the exciting world of podcasting.

What will you learn?

You will learn the essential aspects of podcasting in manageable steps, with practical tips, expert advice, and real-life examples to help you complete a 15-minute podcast, including:

  • Exploring different podcast formats, writing a podcast brief
  • Brainstorming ideas, crafting compelling content
  • Conducting podcast interviews, learning how to engage listeners
  • Learning about equipment and software options, and how to record and edit a podcast

As well as practical skills, the course will help you develop teamwork and communication skills, help you to feel part of your community and the local arts scene, and allow you to see your work presented as part of an award-winning Festival.

You will need to attend two training sessions at the KLTV studios, Media Centre, Huddersfield*:

Session 1: 10am-12.30pm – choose from either Saturday 17 February or Saturday 24 February.

Session 2: 10am-12.30pm – choose from either Saturday 2 March or Saturday 9 March.

What should I do next?

If you would like to find out more, fill out an application form and we will contact you before the end of January:


*If you aren’t available for training on Saturdays but would like to take part, contact [email protected]