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New Series of Events for Orchestral Players

This Autumn we’ll be hosting a new series of online events for our Orchestra Section members, covering topics from mouth and hand health through to presentation skills and designing workshops.

Published: 12 October 2021

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Trade Union and Workers Blocs to Unite For COP26 Demos

In the lead up to the UK Government hosting the 2021 United Nations Climate Conference (COP26) in Glasgow this November, major demonstrations will be taking place in cities across the UK – with a call for trade unions and workers to join the action.

Published: 11 October 2021

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Music Declares Emergency to Host First Climate Music Blowout Event

The event – which will run on Sunday 17 October in London – will include an afternoon of discussion on how the UK music industry can respond to the climate emergency, followed by a ticketed evening show celebrating the power of music.

Published: 11 October 2021

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Upcoming events

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15 Oct 2021

MU Education Conference

Join us for two days of high quality CPD for musicians who teach. With 17 workshops, debates and seminars, the MU Education Conference is the best possible way to top up your skills and motivation as we head into the new academic year.

Dudley
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Last chance to book

Photograph of a classroom setting with a number of guitars either being played out of focus in the background, or in focus in the foreground
15 Oct 2021

MU Education Conference

Join us for two days of high quality CPD for musicians who teach. With 17 workshops, debates and seminars, the MU Education Conference is the best possible way to top up your skills and motivation as we head into the new academic year.

Dudley
Read more about MU Education Conference

Last chance to book

Last chance to book

22 Oct 2021

Guided Meditation

Guided meditation sessions tailored specifically for musicians, based on Ascension meditation techniques.

Online Member only
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Last chance to book

22 Oct 2021

Feldenkrais

Learn how to re-set a stressed body using the Feldenkrais method in these free, weekly Feldenkrais Method sessions.

Online
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#FixStreaming

We can fix streaming

Call on Government to put the value of music back where it belongs – in your hands.

We can fix streaming

Find a Fair Play Venue

Zigfrid Von Underbelly

Underbelly aims to offer original live acts to perform in the heart of Shoreditch / Hoxton in a 220 capacity sized venue 7 nights a week.

Shoreditch LB Hackney
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Village Underground

We are a medium-sized venue in Shoreditch, we pride ourselves on programming artists from around the world and across different genres.

LB Hackney
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Troubadour

The Troubadour is an historic, intimate venue offering emerging musicians a chance to showcase their burgeoning talent since opening in 1954.

Kensington and Chelsea The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
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Trades Club

The Trades Club is a 200 capacity music venue in the town of Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.

Hebden Bridge
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Tower of Song

The Tower of Song features music to suit all tastes and each night of the week has a different theme.

Birmingham
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Toulouse Lautrec

Venue consists of two music rooms. Small to medium sized. Piano bar for jazz soloists and duos to provide subtle music for all types of guests.

Kennington
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Thekla

Medium city centre venue that was once a cargo ship. Originally opened in 1982 as an entertainment venue, it was also the canvas for an early Banksy.

Bristol
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