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A gold, glittery star
Posted on 26 August 2021
We are thrilled to reveal the shortlist for the 2021 Making Music Awards, which will form part of an online celebratory evening of musical creativity...
Members of Oi Musica pose in a forest
Posted on 25 August 2021
As the COP26 UN Climate Summit draws near, music makers from all walks of life are invited to make a noise for climate justice.Following the viral...
People hold up natural objects like plant, raindrop and embrace planet
Posted on 19 August 2021
Choral composer, Chris Hutchings, reflects on the difference that choirs can make to protecting our planetSinging in a choir is...
Star on black background
Posted on 17 August 2021
Now in their second year, the Making Music awards will feature a brand new category for 2021: Group Hero!The Group Hero Award is for an individual,...
City of Bristol Brass Band pose in tuxes with their instruments
Posted on 6 August 2021
In a new diary entry for Adopt a Composer 2019/20, Laura Shipsey recounts how her composition for City of Bristol Brass Band took a different turn in...
Posted on 26 July 2021
The Creative Lives Awards - formerly the Epic Awards - are an annual celebration of the achievements of voluntary and community-led creativity. These...
Brewood Singers return to indoor singing, masked and socially distanced
Posted on 22 July 2021
Jen Beardsmore, secretary of Brewood Singers, outlines the steps her group took to make a safe return to in-person music making.Brewood Singers...
Posted on 21 July 2021
Now that the government has lifted the majority of lockdown restrictions, some music groups are starting to think about how to keep going and ensure...
Socially distanced choir rehearsal
Posted on 14 July 2021
Many of you will know only too well that with no notice choirs were restricted from meeting indoors in groups of more than six in England from 17 May...
cutout paper figures and households assembled with social distance measures
Posted on 13 July 2021
Following the government announcement on 12 July, England will move to step 4 of the roadmap on 19 July when most restrictions will be lifted. ...
Posted on 12 July 2021
All four nations of the UK are starting to open up again after lockdown, each with a different roadmap and timeline. Throughout May and June...
A community space with organ and piano
Posted on 2 July 2021
This consultation by the Home Office on a proposed ‘Martyn’s law’ – named after one of the victims of the Manchester Arena...