Growing your membership (with a focus on under 35s): Canterbury

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Many groups have told us that they want to be able to recruit more members, and in particular, to engage better with younger people. Thanks to a legacy left to us by Pauline Thompson, we’ve been able to develop a bank of ideas that can help! Come along and find out more about the research we’ve done, and how you can use it to help your group reach more people of all ages.

Many groups have told us that they want to be able to recruit more members, and in particular, to engage better with younger people. Thanks to a legacy left to us by Pauline Thompson, we’ve been able to develop a bank of ideas that can help!

Come along and find out more about the research we’ve done, and how you can use it to help your group reach more people of all ages.

We'll talk about:

  • A summary of the research by Xenia Davis (Youth Engagement Manager) on what motivates under 35 year olds to make music
  • Our recommendations of actions you can take within your group to reach out to and recruit more people (of all ages!)
  • How you can retain new members in your group once they've joined
  • Anything else that arises on the topic!

 

More reasons to come:

  • Mingle with other music makers over a refreshment
  • An update on new resources and services from Making Music
  • Meet your local Making Music team and ask questions
 
Cost: FREE for members and non-members
 

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Venue information: (delete any that are not applicable)

  • This venue has step free access
  • This venue is fully wheelchair accessible
  • This venue has a hearing loop available (please request)
  • This event will have amplification
  • This event includes a powerpoint presentation (Slides are available in advance by request)
  • This event will be mainly discussion-focused

We aim to make our events as accessible as possible. If you have any particular accessibility requirements or if there is anything else we can do to help make the event a better experience for you, please let us know.

 

When
31st July, 2019 6:00 PM   through   9:00 PM
Location
Ann Robertson Centre
55 London Road
Canterbury, KEN CT2 8HQ
United Kingdom

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Topics discussed Marketing - new members, Safeguarding
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Consultation topic What access issues have you had to consider when making sure members and audiences can attend and enjoy rehearsals and concerts?, What actions do you regularly take to make your rehearsals and concerts accessible?, What resources and support could Making Music offer on accessibility?
Consultation notes_current General discussion on access covered the following:

Use of large print music and one soprano has Brailled music

Venues tend to be pretty on top of having ramps/accessible toilets etc. But rehearsal venues are rehearsal venues so to an extend the onus is on the venue

Letting singers sit down during concerts if they need to

One member has aspergers so making sure hubbub in rehearsals is managed so it's not overwhelming

We cover this in our long and extensive risk assessments (when I probed to ask what kind of things are covered in this, the response was 'everything. Everything including long skirts')
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