Sept – Nov 2022

Members of the 6 million+ family, Fatima, Hussain, Dieudonne and Emira were interviewed and recorded for the TOWNSOUNDS project as part of Kirklees Year of Music. Townsounds is a snapshot of Huddersfield’s musical heritage – past and present – charting how music-making in the town strengthened not only the town’s civic identity, but also social networks and notions of community.

Hussain and Fatima performing at the Carry My Story event Photographer: Malcom Johnson

Participants have continued to enjoy the Unmasking Pain creative arts workshops together, led by 6 million+ artists and Balbir Singh Dance Company in Huddersfield spaces. Anyone managing any sort of long term pain and their friends and family members have been welcome. The group produced poetry in Arabic and English, puppets, movement patterns, drawings and putting music to words with Bobak the saxophone player.

An Unmasking Pain exhibition opened in the Piazza, Huddersfield. Many of our friends and participants were featured. The exhibition will travel to Leeds and Durham.