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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...
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...
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...
word cloud created from survey data with words such as 'risk assessment' 'advice' and 'updates'
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...
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...
bottles of covid-19 vaccinations and needle
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...
Posted on 9 March 2021
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 22 February and subsequent announcements in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, Making Music...
Believe in Music Week logo on blue background with brass instruments
Posted on 28 January 2021
Believe in Music Week (18-22 Jan 21) was the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) online version of their usual full on, in-person trade...
Posted on 1 December 2020
Good news ahead of the festive season for leisure-time music groups in England this week: rehearsals and performances are allowed in each of the...
seated choir have a socially distanced rehearsal in green space outdoors
Posted on 23 September 2020
Following changes to the rules governing social interaction in all the nations of the UK, confusion arose as to their application to leisure-time...