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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...
Posted on 22 September 2020
As charities face an unprecedented drop in income caused by the COVID-19 crisis, Making Music has added their name to the growing list of supporters...
swing band rehearse with social distancing outdoors
Posted on 17 September 2020
Today, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) confirmed that: ‘from 14 September non-professional performing arts...
choir rehearses outdoors in green space with social distancing measures
Posted on 16 September 2020
Following the announcement by the UK government last week, Making Music were told originally by the Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS)...
Posted on 15 September 2020
Making Music is seeking clarification from the Department for Digital, Media, Culture and Sport (DCMS) about the new rule for social meetings of no...
#BringBackMyChoir // #BringBackMyBand hashtags black on white background
Posted on 17 August 2020
Making Music warmly welcomes the update published by DCMS to their performing arts guidance for England on 13 August.While there are still...
Posted on 20 July 2020
The latest DCMS guidance has put paid to Barbara Eifler's brass band's preparations for life in the 'new normal'. She...
#BringBackMyChoir #BringBackMyBand
Posted on 14 July 2020
The UK government guidance on reopening the performing arts published on 9 July has caused widespread disappointment, so we are now giving you the...
group of people singing and clapping, looking happy in station foyer
Posted on 10 July 2020
The long-awaited guidance to cover the first three stages of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) ‘road map...
People gathered in a music library space playing orchestral instruments, smiling
Posted on 3 July 2020
We share the significant concern that an extended ban on amateur music making is being considered, and have put our name to this open letter, along...
Posted on 30 June 2020
As a trustee of the Music Libraries Trust, Making Music’s Chief Executive has been working with fellow trustees to commission research into the...
Choir With No Name wearing choir t shirts, singing in the British Museum Great Court, musical director conducting
Posted on 22 June 2020
An open letter to Oliver Dowden MP, outlining the concerns of the 27 organisations in the Singing Network UK about the return to singing...