Tuesday 5th March - Leeds Town Hall
9.30am - 5.00pm


Music:Leeds City Music Forum is a new annual event to support the direction of Music:Leeds activity, and provide the opportunity for all stakeholders in the Leeds music scene to have their say, offering feedback on important issues impacting the role and profile of music in the city. Attendees will be invited to propose items for discussion on the day.

Confirmed speakers for 2019s City Music Forum include:

- Amy Lamé (Night Czar, London)
- Dr Matthias Rauch (Head of Cultural Urban Development, Mannheim Germany)
- Tom Riordan (Chief Executive Leeds City Council)
- Ruth Pitt (Chair Leeds 2023)
- Kath Davies (Creative Economy Manager, Kirklees Council)
- Alan Miller (Chair, Night Time Industries Association)
- Oli Morris (Director of Education & Skills, UK Music)
- Claire Heap (Visitor Economy Manager, Visit Leeds)
- Penny Blackham (Cultural Engagement Officer / Sheffield Music Board)
- Stew Baxter (Organiser 53 Degrees North, Music Development Manager Warren Records, Hull)
- David McQuillan (Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax)
- Cluny Macpherson (Chief Officer Culture And Sport, Leeds City Council)
- Katie Hill (Leeds Music History Project)

 The registration fee for this event is Pay What You Can - with a recommended donation of £5 to contribute towards refreshments and lunch.

The City Music Forum is delivered in partnership with Leeds Town Hall & Leeds City Council Arts, Venues and Events. It is funded using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and supported by Leeds 2023 and Leeds City Council. In addition, Music:Leeds receives funding as a PRS Foundation Talent Development Partner and is backed by UK Music, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds College of Music, Leeds Business Improvement District and Awesome Merchandise.



  9.30: Registration & Networking

10.15: Introduction & Welcome
10.30: Music:Leeds Update

11.00: Coffee

11.20: Presentations from Amy Lamé (London), Dr. Matthias Rauch (Mannheim), Kath Davies (Kirklees) followed by Q&A
12.45: Ruth Pitt (Chair, Leeds 2023)
13.00: Tom Riordan (Chief Executive, Leeds City Council)

13.15: Lunch

14.15: Breakout #1 – Attendee proposed roundtables
15.00: Leeds // Yorkshire Panel Discussion w/ Kath Davies (Kirklees), David McQuillan (Calderdale),
Stew Baxter (Hull), Penny Blackham (Sheffield)

15.40: Coffee

16.00: Breakout #2 – Attendee proposed roundtables
16.45: Wrap up & thanks

17.00 onward: Drinks at Nation of Shopkeepers, Cookridge Street

19.00 onward: Girl Gang Leeds City Music Forum Networking for women, non binary and trans people in music at Nation of Shopkeepers, Cookridge Street


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