Coronavirus

Understanding ventilation for rehearsal and performance spaces (online event)

How and when to ventilate rehearsal and performance spaces to try and limit the spread of Covid-19 is a concern for many of our member groups. For this event specifically looking at ventilation of spaces, we'll be joined by two guest speakers who will explore this in detail.

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ONLINE
United Kingdom

Video editing for virtual performances (online event)

Many leisure-time music groups have thought about creating a virtual performance for their members to take part in, but are unsure where to start or are unfamiliar with the software. In this event, we’ll take a look at the process of editing the video, and demonstrate Shotcut, one of the most popular and accessible pieces of software available.
 
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ONLINE
United Kingdom

Livestreaming solutions for performing and rehearsing (online event)

Without a date for a return to ‘normal’ performances and rehearsals that don’t involve social distancing, livestreaming is an alternative option that can help you reach as many people as possible. In this event we’ll take a look at the process of livestreaming, talk through the different technology, platforms and software available, and discuss how to get the most from the experience.
 
Who is this event for?

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ONLINE
United Kingdom

Resources for your group during coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has thrown up huge challenges for music groups, whether that’s staying connected with members, learning how to rehearse online, recording performances, assessing the risks of meeting in person and making sure everyone is safe, all while working out how to protect your finances. So we have created a range of resources to help your group to pick up again and thrive in these uncertain times.

Video guide: Video editing for virtual performances

It's one of the most well-known pieces of editing software, but how exactly do you use Shotcut? In this easy-to-follow video guide you'll see the main features in action as we walk through the full process of editing a virtual performance using the free software

Covid-19: Can my group get back to in-person activities?

Guidelines covering how music groups can get back to rehearsing and performing are being published in the different nations of the UK: 

Combining online and in-person rehearsals

As we move back towards being able to run our rehearsals in person, it’s important to think about including all your members. Some of your members will be raring to get back to normality, and face-to-face rehearsals and concerts. Some, however, might still be self-isolating, or might be struggling with technology, and these challenges could result in them feeling left out and excluded from your group.

Planning a COVID-secure performance (online event)

As groups start to consider how they can put on performances whilst adhering to guidance on social distancing, the process of planning a performance now involves extra thought. In this session, we’ll take a look at the process of risk assessment, and discuss some of the new measures and processes you may need to consider implementing to make your events as safe for your performers, volunteers and audiences as possible.

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ONLINE
United Kingdom

Online member meetup (Northern Ireland)

As lockdown restrictions are gradually lifted across the UK, we know that music groups in Northern Ireland still have questions and concerns about the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on their activities. With guidance regularly changing and groups needing to consider new ways of working, we think it’s more important than ever for us to help our members get in touch with each other, to share learning and ideas and to support one other.

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ONLINE
United Kingdom

Online member meetup (Wales)

As lockdown restrictions are gradually lifted across the UK, we know that music groups in Wales still have questions and concerns about the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on their activities. With guidance regularly changing and groups needing to consider new ways of working, we think it’s more important than ever for us to help our members get in touch with each other, to share learning and ideas and to support one other.

Location

ONLINE
United Kingdom