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Posted on 22 January 2020
Learn To Play Day, organised by the charity Music for All, is a free, nationwide initiative to get people of all ages and abilities playing a...
Posted on 15 January 2020
Singers in community choirs across the country can testify to the feel-good nature of raising their voices together. One of these is the Big Noise...
Posted on 3 January 2020
For the first time, government proposals to overhaul business rates will include rates for grassroots music venues.Among a raft ...
Posted on 19 December 2019
I can get very miserable, especially when it’s dark in the morning, dark in the afternoon, and grey and rainy in between. The house is a mess,...
Posted on 17 December 2019
First opened on 1 August, the consultation has now been extended twice and will finally close on 31 December – so there’s still time if...
Posted on 16 December 2019
Dr Daisy Fancourt introduces the first World Health Organisation report on the evidence base for arts and health interventions.For the last 18...
Posted on 29 November 2019
In February 2019, Surrey County Council Cabinet finally agreed that the charity, NewSPAL (New Surrey Performing Arts Library), would be allowed to...
Posted on 28 November 2019
Most of us with any kind digital presence are likely to have been subject to attempted cybercrime. An email from someone claiming to be...
Posted on 14 November 2019
Reunited with her flute fourteen years ago thanks to the Cobweb Orchestra, their archivist Christine Macgregor reflects on how this unique...
Posted on 6 November 2019
Making Music member groups have the chance to submit their carol recordings to Classic FM in the lead up to Christmas.Entries will be ...
Posted on 6 November 2019
New Corporate Member The British Voice Association introduce their network of support and provision for performers and professional voice users....
Posted on 4 November 2019
The OHMI Trust is a UK based charity that works to remove the barriers to music making faced by people with physical disabilities. Rachel Wolffsohn,...

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