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Post date: Wednesday, 3 February 2016 - 10:56am

It is a curious feature of Thame that if one looks upwards, there is often a surprising abundance of birds of prey meandering across the sky.

Post date: Thursday, 28 January 2016 - 6:55pm

Learn to Play Day 2016 (12 and 13 March) is run by Music For All, the charity associated with the Music Industry Association – that’s music shops to you and I.

On that weekend, many music shops engage local teachers to offer free instrument taster lessons to the general public. Great for the shops, great for the teachers – and it could be great for you, too.

How?

Well: are you looking for new members?

Post date: Thursday, 28 January 2016 - 5:57pm

If you’re a registered charity, then once a year, no later than 9 months after the end of your financial year, you need to file an annual return with the Charity Commission.

Post date: Thursday, 28 January 2016 - 11:47am

Dorset has some beautiful, historic churches, rich with architectural merit. This was not one of them.

Post date: Wednesday, 27 January 2016 - 12:50pm
Today we have incredible access to a seemingly infinite amount of music: Spotify, YouTube, Apple Music – not to mention an abundance of online score libraries. I see these as far from overwhelming, rather as advantageous resources in enabling increased diversity on the concert platform.
Post date: Tuesday, 26 January 2016 - 3:29pm

At the Making Music Council meeting in October 2015 a member asked Making Music to facilitate connections abroad. So where can you start?

Post date: Tuesday, 26 January 2016 - 10:55am
The Voluntary Arts Week Microfund invites self-led cultural groups and projects to apply for £100 to put on an event during Voluntary Arts Week.
Post date: Wednesday, 20 January 2016 - 9:00am

BBC Music today announces a major initiative, Get Playing, aimed at shining a light on amateur music of all kinds across the nation, and launches a search for the UK’s most inspirational amateur orchestras.

Post date: Thursday, 14 January 2016 - 6:05pm
This is Lee Westwood, logging in, after my first couple of months as the adopted composer of the East London Community Band. We've been off to a great start, and whilst there's still plenty to do before our project comes to a head, there's also a little to tell you about, too...
Post date: Tuesday, 12 January 2016 - 3:52pm

What can YOU do to help preserve creative subjects including music in schools?