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MU Urges New Education Secretary and Schools Minister to Work Together to Protect Music Education

Following the sacking of Education Secretary Gavin Williamson and Schools Minister Nick Gibb – and their replacement by Nadhim Zahawi and Robin Walker respectively – the MU urges the new ministers to work together to address systemic problems affecting music education in England.

Published: 17 September 2021

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MU Appalled to Hear About English Touring Opera’s Recent Action

The Union is appalled to hear that a number of members have been sent a letter by English Touring Opera (ETO) stating that they will not be booked for the 2022 tour. This equates to almost half the orchestra losing their roles.

Published: 10 September 2021

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17 Sep 2021

Guided Meditation

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

Online Member only
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17 Sep 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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23 Sep 2021

How Help Musicians Supports Musicians

In Conversation with Help Musicians and The MU: Join us to find out more about support available for musicians in Northern Ireland, including creative opportunities, financial support and health & welfare.

Northern Ireland, Online
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24 Sep 2021

Guided Meditation

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

Online Member only
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We can fix streaming

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

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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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