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.

Submissions have now closed for A Poem For Kirklees.

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