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Post date: Friday, 29 November 2019 - 1:09pm

In February 2019, Surrey County Council Cabinet finally agreed that the charity, NewSPAL (New Surrey Performing Arts Library), would be allowed to take on and run one of the largest music and drama collections in the country, numbering over 200,000 individual items.

Until the new facility in Woking is ready, the collection is still available through the council in Ewell Library – see www.newspal.org.uk for details.

Post date: Thursday, 28 November 2019 - 3:48pm

Most of us with any kind digital presence are likely to have been subject to attempted cybercrime. An email from someone claiming to be stuck and unable to come back from holiday in need of money, for example. Or receiving junk email from companies you’ve never heard of could happen because someone has accessed your data through cybercrime. 

While there's no need to hit the panic button, cybercrime is a threat and you should take time to think about how to protect your group.

Post date: Wednesday, 27 November 2019 - 8:00am

Members of the City of Bristol Brass Band reflect on the opening stages of their 2019/20 Adopt a Composer collaboration with Laura Shipsey.

Post date: Tuesday, 19 November 2019 - 8:00am

Composer Rob Jones and members of The Edge Chamber Choir reflect on their first spacewalk-themed workshop of Adopt a Composer 2019/20.

Post date: Thursday, 14 November 2019 - 12:00pm

Reunited with her flute fourteen years ago thanks to the Cobweb Orchestra, their archivist Christine Macgregor reflects on how this unique organisation succeeds in tempting adults to return to an instrument that has been gathering dust, or to pick one up for the first time.

Post date: Wednesday, 6 November 2019 - 1:17pm

Making Music member groups have the chance to submit their carol recordings to Classic FM in the lead up to Christmas.

Entries will be whittled down to five recordings which are then broadcast over the space of one week in December. It doesn't matter if you're an instrumental or vocal group - if you have a good quality recording of a carol we'd love to hear it!

Here are some of last year's entries to give you inspiration.

Post date: Wednesday, 6 November 2019 - 1:09pm

Nicholas Olsen reflects on the premiere of Three Carriages, signalling the end of his 2018/19 Adopt a Composer collaboration with Da Capo Alba.

Post date: Wednesday, 6 November 2019 - 7:30am

New Corporate Member The British Voice Association introduce their network of support and provision for performers and professional voice users.

Post date: Tuesday, 5 November 2019 - 5:35pm

Da Capo Alba mandolinist Audrey Todd reflects on the premiere Nicholas Olsen's Three Carriages and the group's 2018/19 Adopt a Composer project.

Our Adopt a Composer journey ended in style on 3 October in the fantastic venue, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall’s New Auditorium, where we premiered Nicholas Olsen’s composition, Three Carriages.

Post date: Tuesday, 5 November 2019 - 1:01pm

The #ChangeTheTune campaign has taken the first step in formally challenging the legality of charging fees for instrumental tuition in schools.

Making Music is supporting lawyer and community musician Ralph Riddough’s campaign, to clarify the lawfulness of fees for musical instrument tuition in Scottish state schools.