Immerse yourself in a celebration of leisure-time music at the Barbican Music Library in London, running from 16 January to 23 March 2019.
From all corners of the UK, Making Music member groups have sent us their posters and recordings, and told us why they love making music in a group so much.
We’ve gathered all of these visuals, sounds and words together to create a vibrant collection that reflects the breadth and variety of the leisure-time music scene. Browse the posters and listen and watch audio and video recordings of a range of groups in action, and read about the stories of some of these groups in more depth.
Involvement in music is for everyone, whatever their background or previous experience, and what it can bring to their life. We’ve taken quotes and stories from groups and woven them around photographic portraits we have commissioned of individual leisure-time musicians in their day-time role, juxtaposed with their musical activity.
The sheer scale of the sector and its engagement with music professionals will be shown in colourful infographics.
Come and sing and play workshops will also be taking place during the exhibition run - watch this page for more details.
The exhibition launch will be on the evening of Monday 28 January from 6:30pm - 9pm.