We want you, the people of Kirklees, to be part of a new piece of poetry which will be written by Yorkshire poet Ian McMillan to celebrate the strength of the local community in light of the recent pandemic.

Whilst we’re all staying home and getting on with lockdown, we want to recognise the community spirit found in our region.

To get involved, we’re asking you to reflect on what Kirklees means to you. This could be what you love most about living in Kirklees, what the best thing about your community is or what sort of place you hope Kirklees will be in the future.

The original poem will be inspired by your words, which will be written into the final piece by Ian and accompanied by a short film featuring community members, key workers and local public figures.

You have until Monday 1 June to submit your thoughts. 

Complete the form below to be part of this unique project.

A Poem For Kirklees

  • To help you, you may wish to consider the following prompts: What do you love most about living/being in Kirklees? What is the best thing about your community in Kirklees? Is there anything you feel you take for granted in your community? What sort of place do you hope Kirklees will be after this pandemic?
    Please tick to confirm you give permission for your name to be included in any public contributor / ’with thanks to’ list including in print, press, and on film.
    Please tick to confirm you are happy to be contacted with updates on the project.

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