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Live Music Now supporting BBC Music Day

This week LMN is supporting BBC Music Day (Thurs 26th) as they focus on music and wellbeing: the power of music to inspire, bring us together and make a positive impact.

As part of this they’re launching an ambitious project, supported by music legend Nile Rodgers, to help bring music to everyone living with dementia by 2020, working with over 70 organisations in this field (including LMN).

Here’s how our branches are gettting involved!

Monday 23rd September

LMN UK: Strategic Director for well being Douglas Noble is speaking at  launched in support of BBCMusicDay

LMN NI: ‘Belfast Voices’ is launched in support of BBCMusicDay

LMN NE: Hosting four interactive concerts by NOVA guitar duo at Kesteven Care Home, St Clare House, Berkeley House and Figham House.

LMN Wales: LMN Musicians String Sisters are performing at St Teresas Rest & Llain Las Residential care homes

LMN SE: Interactive concerts at Cheverton Care Home, St Christopher’s Hospice, and Peartree Care Home.


Tuesday 24th September

LMN Wales: LMN Wales launch their Live Music In Care Wales campaign. The event will be streamed on our Facebook live from 12pm.

LMN NE: Hosting four interactive concerts by NOVA guitar duo at Kesteven Care Home, St Clare House, Berkeley House and Figham House.

LMN NW: Hosting a Songs and Scones session, bringing together older people who live on their own in the community or in care settings for a morning of music, tea and conversation.

LMN Wales: Launching the Live Music in Care Wales report

LMN Wales: LMN Musicians Vri performing at Highbury Care Services, Denbighshire as part of the North Wales International Music Festival

LMN SE: Interactive concerts at Holywell Park Care Home & Peartree Care Home.


Wednesday 25th September

LMN NI: Young jazz guitarist Joseph Leighton will be bringing some relaxed jazz to the staff and residents at Strabane Day Centre and Greenfield Care Home on Wednesday 25th September.

LMN Wales: LMN Musicians Top Brass Trio are performing at The Lyric Theatre, Carmarthenshire for a dementia friendly Concerts & Cakes for older people in the community

LMN SE: Hosting a concert at Moorfields Eye Hospital. September 25th, 11am. This event is open to the public.

LMN SE: Songs and Songs’ Community Concert


Thursday 26th September

LMN UK: #LiveMusicMoment We’re asking people to Tweet about their favourite memory of a live music experience – and any feelings, or emotions it evoked then or now. This could be anything involving live music: you and your mates seeing your favourite band; hearing your daughter play drums for the first time; or the first ever gig you played. To get involved, Tweet and mention @LiveMusicNowUK with the two key hashtags: #BBCMusicDay #LiveMusicMoment

LMN UK: LMN Musician Maz O’Connor Live Q&A on Instagram – 8:30pm (@LiveMusicNowUK)

LMN Wales: LMN Musicians Quartet 19 are performing at Widdershins, Torfaen as part of an ongoing residency funded by the Oakdale Fund.

LMN SE: Working with MiSST to put on a SEND School workshop at Samuel Rhodes School.

LMN SW: Working with Totnes Caring to hold a live participatory performance for members.


Friday 27th September

LMN UK: LMN Musician Zoe Wren Live Q&A on Twitter – 12:30pm (@LiveMusicNowUK)

LMN Wales: LMN Musician John Nicholas is performing at Penpergwym House, Monmouthshire as part of an ongoing residency funded by the Monmouthshire Church Act

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