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Life after LMN - Alumna musician Caroline Waddington

Tuesday 16th April 2019

Caroline was on the Live Music Now scheme from 2011 to 2017. She now works as a mentor for new musicians on the scheme, sharing her knowledge of about working with children with complex needs.   What did you enjoy most about being… [read more]

 

“Music as Medicine” - Mason’s Story

Friday 12th April 2019

“Music as Medicine” is a Live Music Now partnership project with the Arts for Health team at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool.  Over the past four years, eight Live Music Now musicians have been trained to deliver bespoke, interactive music sessions for long-term patients… [read more]

 

New Musician in Residence programme in schools for children with additional needs

Friday 12th April 2019

During the music sessions, students have learnt to take turns, to listen to each other and to share ideas without the worry of being laughed at or dismissed. Their self-esteem and confidence has increased. Partner School, 2018. We are delighted to announce that Paul Hamlyn… [read more]

 

LMN is HIRING! Full-time Communications and Development Coordinator post based in London

Friday 12th April 2019

Live Music Now UK is looking for a full time Communications & Development Coordinator  (£22k) to support the Executive Director and Senior Communications/Development Consultant in the implantation of annual communications and development plans. This new post is being created as part of… [read more]

 

Music helps make short lives, full lives at Ty Hafan, the hospice for children in Wales

Monday 1st April 2019

The Panto has finished to great applause, the snow starts falling, and a jolly bearded man in a red suit is saying hello to the children. Paper crowns decorate heads, inflatable Rudolphs and snowmen decorate tables strewn with cracker remains, and in the corner… [read more]

 

Live Music Now Wales nominated to win £50k of National Lottery Funding!

Thursday 28th March 2019

Your vote could see Ty Hafan, the hospice for children in Wales and Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital named winners in this year’s People’s Projects through a Live Music Now project – make sure you have your say! You get to decide which community… [read more]

 

Going Home: Live Music Now Scotland musicians return to their roots

Friday 15th March 2019

Last year, Live Music Now Scotland was fortunate to receive a grant from Tasgadh, the Traditional Arts Small Grants Fund, for ‘Going Home’, a project which invited musicians to return to their roots. The project allowed the artists to rediscover the communities,… [read more]

 

Songwriting sessions provide a creative outlet during stressful times

Friday 15th March 2019

Since the start of this year Live Music Now Scotland has been working with Families Need Fathers Scotland, using music as a way to help to reduce the anxiety and tensions caused by a situation as stressful as divorce and custody proceedings. Families Need… [read more]

 

National Lottery awards funding for Musical Memory Cafes in the South West

Tuesday 12th March 2019

Live Music Now duo The Bingcows with volunteer Helen and participant Rose at Totnes Caring Memory Café

  Music has often been shown to have a dramatic effect on people living with dementia, unlocking memories and reaching parts of the brain in… [read more]

 

LMN Scotland is HIRING!! Part-time Music Manager/Administrator Post

Friday 8th March 2019

Live Music Now Scotland is looking for a flexible music manager/administrator to support their delivery across Scotland. This freelance position carries responsibility for organising and administering discrete Live Music Now Scotland projects as well as one-off performances in a range of community… [read more]

 
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