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Posted on 27 May 2022
Community Matters is undertaking research into the costs of hiring community spaces across the UK.Suitable spaces for music making and performance...
Individuals lifting green voting cards
Posted on 12 April 2022
On 5 May, there are local elections in many local authorities in England, Scotland and Wales. When your local candidates come knocking, you may want...
hand drawn people on paper arranged in households
Posted on 9 December 2021
On 8 December, the UK Government announced that England will move to Plan B of the COVID-19 Autumn/Winter Plan. This is in response to...
A trumpet on its side
Posted on 29 October 2021
It’s not often that the government budget and spending review creates headlines for leisure-time music groups, but this time it does: the...
WellRehearsed app logo - a figure conducting
Posted on 23 September 2021
WellRehearsed is gathering vital data to help policy makers and music groups understand ongoing Covid risksInitial data from the WellRehearsed app...
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...
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...
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...