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Posted on 30 April 2021
All four nations of the UK are starting to open up again after lockdown, each with a different roadmap and timeline. Following government...
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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...
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...