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Latest news about events, training, briefings, opportunities, funding and more from Scotland.
Praise for Big Noise in Glasgow
17 Jul 2015
Researchers have found extensive evidence of the far reaching, positive impact of the Big Noise orchestras in helping to change the lives of individuals and communities in Glasgow.
Andante Chamber Choir raise £1440 for Nepal Earthquake Appeal
26 Jun 2015
When news reached the UK about the devastating earthquake in Nepal on 25 April, as a nation we donated generously to the relief effort. When John Stone, founder of Andante Chamber Choir, heard the shocking news he knew he wanted to do his bit to help, and so at the choir’s next Tuesday rehearsal plans were put in place to organise a fund-raising concert. It’s a cause with which the choir has a personal connection; two choir members had recently been trekking in Nepal and another had a partner who had been working there.
Member group DD8 win Epic Award for exceptional work with young people
23 Jun 2015
Music group DD8 has had its achievements celebrated at this year’s inspirational Epic Awards ceremony, which recognised the work of voluntary arts groups across the UK and Republic of Ireland. As well as runner up in the Scotland category, DD8 won a new award for exceptional work with young people.
Drake Music launches new Build-a-band project
14 May 2015
As Scotland’s leading charity creating musical opportunities for people with disabilities, Drake Music has always developed exceptional projects to enable people to get involved- and their latest is no exception. ‘Build-a-band’ will see 12 people learn to play specially developed musical instruments, culminating in a special Christmas community sharing event.