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English National Opera (ENO) are recruiting five new string players from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background in a positive effort to ensure their Orchestra more fairly reflects our society.

Over the coming months we will be holding a series of workshops into the Feldenkrais method, helping you to improve the way you move and play by freeing you from your habitual movement patterns.

MU members should be aware that they are not automatically eligible to vote in the up coming Labour Party leadership election. Members who wish to vote will need to complete the following steps.

The Bread & Roses Songwriting and Spoken Word Award 2020 is open for entries, with five prizes of £100 each up for grabs. The deadline for entries is 14 February 2020.

Performing artists who are Iranian nationals or individuals of Iranian descent should anticipate delays entering the US.

Flybe has listened to the concerns of musicians, and following a letter sent by the MU late last year, has amended its cabin baggage terms and conditions to accommodate small instruments.

The MU was disappointed to learn that Flybe’s Musical Instrument Policy has recently been updated, to the detriment of musicians travelling with their instruments.

This tribute to MU member Kenneth Howell has been provided by his wife Deirdre Howell.