With Make Music Day 2020 taking place on Sunday 21 June and being promoted in Worcestershire by our friends at Severn Arts, we thought it was a good moment to highlight some of the fantastic musical projects taking place locally and regionally.
We’re one of a number of organisations proud to support Arts Uplift’s Suitcase Stories 2 – a music and reminiscence project for people with dementia and their carers. You can read more about the project at the link here.
We’ve also been supporting Arts Uplift’s Love Music The Lockdown Sessions project, which has recently resulted in a brand-new drumming workshop from Glamba, viewable at the link here. From 14:00-15:00 on Tuesday 21 July Arts Uplift are hosting a live online performance from cello player Corinne Frost. To book your place contact Jenny at Jenny@artsuplift.co.uk or via 07946 585978.
Speaking of drumming workshops, another project we’re delighted to support is Matthew Green’s Palace Drum Clinic. PDC has been bringing aspiring percussionists and world-class professional musicians together in Redditch – birthplace of Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham, arguably the best drummer of the classic rock era – since 2017. You can find out more about PDC’s work and online masterclasses at this link, as well as via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Though, at present, we aren’t able to go out and see bands playing live, we can still do our bit to support live music in the Midlands by taking part in the Birmingham Live Music Project. This collaboration between Aston, Birmingham City and Newcastle Universities aims to provide an interactive map of all music venues in B-postcode areas. Why not take a look at the project and add your favourite venues if they’re not on it? Find out more via the project website here.
We’re always keen to hear from residents so please do let us know about your own adventures in music – whether you’ve been practising an instrument, listening to new or old artists or making playlists. If you have something you’d like us to look at for our Music and Performances page, e-mail Arts Development Officer Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org.