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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...
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...
Cantiones Choir perform outdoors on a bandstand
Posted on 6 July 2021
As many leisure-time music groups make a long-awaited return to in-person activity, we want you to tell us about your plans and how things are going...
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...
choir members sit socially distanced in church with masks in rehearsal October 2020
Posted on 25 June 2021
Many choirs and singing groups think the new rule of only six singers indoors is unjustified, so Making Music has been working with...
European Orchestra Federation logo
Posted on 18 June 2021
This exciting opportunity — originally scheduled for 2021 — has re-emerged for Making Music's member orchestras, thanks to our...
Red chairs and music stands are assembled onstage for an orchestra
Posted on 17 June 2021
The government is currently consulting on potential new legislation, the Protect Duty, which is about making publicly accessible buildings, and...
Tutti logo
Posted on 17 June 2021
Gabriel Isserlis, CEO and founder of Tutti, tells us all about his startup for booking creative space.Tutti is a one-stop shop for finding,...
Thank You Day 4 July logo of arms embracing heart, with social hashtag #ThankYouDay
Posted on 14 June 2021
Making Music believes many members will be interested in this great initiative on Sunday 4 July – and it’s very light touch if your...