New music inspired by High Streets and created by local people to premiere this summer

Professional musicians will be working with local community groups in locations across England to create musical compositions inspired by the high street, thanks to a new Historic England and Live Music Now project. Public performances of the new piece will take place between 10-17 July. By harnessing the connective power of music, the project seeks to […]

Thomas Harvey & Janet Fischer: Queer Identity & the Creative Process

Thomas Harvey standing at Piano

Chief Executive Janet Fischer and Live Music Now musician and award-winning singer/songwriter Thomas Harvey talk about queer identity and the creative process. Janet: Hi Tom. Lovely of you to come and chat to me today. Everyone who’s watching this, I’m Janet Fischer. I’m the Chief Executive of Live Music Now, a national organization connecting people […]

Live Music Now NI has lift off as part of ‘Our Place in Space’

Our Place in Space logo

Pupils in special schools across Northern Ireland are having ‘out of this world’ musical experiences with Live Music Now musicians as part of ‘Our Place in Space’, one of ten Unboxed projects across the UK. Centred around an epic scale model of the solar system designed by the artist Oliver Jeffers, and led by Nerve […]

Yoga for Musicians – Yehudi Menuhin & International Yoga Day

“The practice of yoga induces a primary sense of measure and proportion. Reduced to our own body, our first instrument, we learn to play it, drawing from it maximum resonance and harmony.” – Yehudi Menuhin In ‘9 Things you didn’t know about Yehudi Menuhin’, Clemency Burton-Hill writes how Yehudi Menuhin helped yoga guru BKS Iyengar […]

Songwriting in Medway with Age UK

We’re excited to present “From the Dockyard to Chatham High Street”, a beautiful song written and composed by Medway residents and Live Music Now musicians in April 2022. From February to April 2022, Live Music Now musicians, Thomas Harvey and Zoë Wren worked with local residents and Age UK Medway service users to write a […]

Care home professionals explore the power of music with residents

Care home professionals explore the power of music with residents

Live Music Now shares professional music techniques with care home Activities Coordinators in a project to deliver accessible training to front line care employees Activities Coordinators from 13 care homes run by The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) have taken part in professional CPD training in how to use music as part of […]

How ‘The Lullaby Project’ Supports Perinatal Mental Health and Parent-Child Wellbeing  

FREE ONLINE WEBINAR! Wednesday 15th June 1 pm – 2.30 pm Delivered by Live Music Now Wales  Live Music Now’s ‘The Lullaby Project‘ is a fantastic engagement model for health boards looking to address perinatal mental health issues and inequalities in maternity and women’s health services. The Lullaby Project pairs mothers with professional musicians to […]

Your birthday wishes for Live Music Now

We’re so touched to see all your birthday wishes coming through on social media. We see you all – from musicians to care homes and from schools to participants. We’re feeling very celebrated, so thank you to everyone who’s wished us well on our journey of creating social impact through music. We love hearing your […]

Clemency Burton-Hill presents Live Music Now during BBC Radio 4 Appeal

On Sunday 22 May, Clemency Burton-Hill will take to the airwaves to present the work of Live Music Now to the nation during the BBC Radio 4 Appeal, a weekly programme highlighting the work of a charity and appealing for donations. Clemency, herself a violinist, broadcaster and journalist, will celebrate the transformative power of live […]

Patés & Puds at Hovingham Hall

On Tuesday 17th May, the Yorkshire & Lincolnshire Advisory Committee hosted a “Paté & Puds” fundraising event, as part of the celebrations for Live Music Now’s 45th birthday. Hosted at the beautiful Hovingham Hall in North Yorkshire, sixty guests and committee members watched a performance by Live Music Now guitarist Sam Rodwell. Live Music Now’s […]

Alan leads care home scatting session to “All of Me”

As we celebrate the 45th birthday of our charity, we’re looking at some of our most uplifting moments through music. Alan moved to this care home a year and a half ago following a large bleed to his brain. He was left with aphasia, which affects his speech and he has difficulties with communication. Alan […]

It’s our Birthday! Celebrating 45 years of Social Impact through Music

“Music, amongst all the great arts, is the language which penetrates most deeply into the human spirit…so that it might comfort, heal and bring delight.” Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Live Music Now Founder This May, Live Music Now celebrates forty-five years of social impact through music. From 12-29 May, and centred around our birthday on 25 […]