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Posted on 11 May 2021
All four nations of the UK are starting to open up again after lockdown, each with a different roadmap and timeline. Following government...
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Posted on 10 May 2021
Joan Lind, managing director of TryBooking, provides the lowdown on their socially distanced seating plans for any size or type of musical...
Bury St Edmunds Concert Band play Proms in the Park, Ickworth House
Posted on 7 May 2021
Bury St Edmunds Concert Band trombonist Gary Hawkes reflects on introductory sessions with Litha Efthymiou, and how she has got to know the group...
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Posted on 30 April 2021
One year into the pandemic, we conducted another coronavirus impact survey of our members, following up on surveys conducted in March...
a boy and an older woman holding a tambourine smile during an intergenerational musical meeting
Posted on 23 April 2021
Emily Abbott, programme director for Intergenerational Music Making and Together with Music, outlines the aims of an exciting new project....
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Posted on 21 April 2021
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams identifies Somebody Else’s Problem (SEP) as: something we can't see, or...
MD Dr Richard Bunzl leads Hepton Singers through an in-person rehearsal, pre-pandemic
Posted on 16 April 2021
Hepton Singers' MD Richard Bunzl ponders how Fergus Hall has drawn on the history of Hebden Bridge to inspire their Adopt a Music Creator...
Three-part image showing an amateur choir rehearsing in a field overlaid with a red cross and text ‘Amateur music groups?’, men playing football overlaid with green tick and text 'Amateur sports?’, two men taking pictures overlaid with green tick and text 'Photography clubs?’
Posted on 15 April 2021
Making Music was expecting confirmation that Step 2 in the England roadmap would allow outdoor music rehearsals with more than six people from...
Emma, bass saxophonist for Aberdeenshire Saxophone Orchestra
Posted on 3 April 2021
Aberdeenshire Saxophone Orchestra chair Foss Foster outlines Ben Lunn's research on the life of William Thom, the 'Inverury Poet...
Posted on 2 April 2021
Making Music is delighted to announce it has been awarded a grant of £44,000 from the second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery...
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Posted on 25 March 2021
Closing on 29 March, the UK government is calling for evidence on whether to introduce Covid-status certification, commonly referred to as the...
Music creator Litha Efthymiou in black and white
Posted on 11 March 2021
Music creator Litha Efthymiou shares her thoughts on her promising partnership with Bury St Edmunds Concert Band, and the influential Christian...