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Composing with Care - with Paisley 2021

Friday 11th November 2016

Live Music Now Scotland was delighted to receive funding from Paisley 2021, a campaign building support for Paisley's bid for City of Culture 2021. We gathered together some of our musicians who hail from Paisley in Renfrewshire, West Scotland - flautist… [read more]

 

What difference can music really make for children with learning difficulties?

Thursday 10th November 2016

Experts in the fields of music, education, neurology, psychiatry and psychology will gather at a conference at the Royal Society of Medicine in London on Monday 28 November to examine the current evidence for the value and impact of music interventions, especially live… [read more]

 

Music for Torbay Schools with Vocal Global

Thursday 10th November 2016

  Commissioned by the Torbay Music Education Hub and planned in consultation with Torbay teachers, Music for Torbay Schools gives pupils the opportunity to experience a professional concert, tailored to their age group and brought directly to their school. In early November, LMN… [read more]

 

Remembering Virginia Renshaw

Tuesday 1st November 2016

  We learned with great sadness that former LMN Executive Director Virginia Renshaw died on 24th October 2016. Virginia led LMN from 1988 to 2000 and worked closely with Founder-Chairman Ian Stoutzker to lay the foundation of our current structure. Virginia touched the lives… [read more]

 

North West branch celebrates Menuhin Centenary year

Friday 21st October 2016

On Saturday 24th September the North West branch hosted a celebration concert to mark the centenary year of LMN’s founder Yehudi Menuhin’s birth. This special event at the Royal Northern College of Music showcased current musicians and alumni. It was a wonderful evening… [read more]

 

SEND Inspire: Live Music Now’s new training pathway for musicians working with young people with additional needs

Tuesday 18th October 2016

  During the summer, we were delighted to launch a major new training initiative designed to equip LMN musicians with the skills and experience to perform for and work with young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).  This was made… [read more]

 

Musical Mentoring at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool

Tuesday 18th October 2016

  “Music making has the potential to aid relaxation, relieve boredom, distract from pain and ease anxiety in children and young people who can become isolated due to illness and hospitalisation”. Ros Hawley, Musical Mentoring Programme Evaluator   Music Mentoring (March 2015 – March… [read more]

 

Festival fever with LMN Wales

Friday 14th October 2016

This autumn, the festival season continues for Live Music Now Wales as more musicians deliver outstanding performances across both North and South regions. North Wales International Music Festival After the success of Cardiff’s Hub Festival, LMN continued onto the North Wales International Music Festival (NWIMF)… [read more]

 

Live Music Now Wales Celebrates the Roald Dahl Centenary October Half-term

Friday 14th October 2016

This October half term, join the splendiferous Welsh branch of national music charity Live Music Now, for two hours of creative and musical fun for all ages, to celebrate the Roald Dahl Centenary! Inspired by Roald Dahl’s incredible influence on children, LMN Wales… [read more]

 

New video captures LMN Northern Ireland at work

Friday 7th October 2016

The Northern Irish branch of Live Music Now has produced its first short video, showing the impact of live music on older people in day centres. Filmed at Foyleville Day Centre, Derry-Londonderry, the video features two of Northern Ireland’s most promising young musicians – mezzo… [read more]

 
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