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North of England Office

North of England Office

We continue to enthusiastically and excitedly make sure that music is adequately represented in the devolved powers of the Northern cities. We work on issues from buskers through to orchestral players – from sending over someone’s public liability certificate, to dealing with complex legal or employment issues. 

Contact us

We are the first point of contact with a reach that spans from Cheshire in the West to Grimsby in the East, from Manchester to Newcastle, Hadrian's Wall to the Roman Forts and the Isle of Man.

Contact info

0161 236 1764
61 Bloom Street Manchester M1 3LY

The team

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Matt Wanstall

Regional Organiser

North of England Region

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Jennifer Tate

Acting Regional Officer

North of England Region

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Hannah Senior

Regional Officer

North of England Region

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Jodie Orton

Membership Services Assistant

North of England Region

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Valerie McCarthy

Membership Services Assistant

North of England Region

We are currently working remotely

Our team aims to respond within three working days, however, some responses may take longer depending on your enquiry. If your enquiry is urgent, please call us.

North of England news

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New Bradford Music Network Launched

Following consultations with the music sector throughout the summer, Bradford Council has launched a new Music Network for Bradford, supported by Bradford Producing Hub and Music Local.

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Advice for Music Teachers Updated for all of UK

Over the last week we’ve updated our advice for music teachers working in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England to reflect changes to – and clarifications we’ve received on – the Coronavirus restrictions across the UK.

Read more about Advice for Music Teachers Updated for all of UK

Upcoming events

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22 Jan 2021

Weekly Online Session: Feldenkrais

A weekly Feldenkrais Method session to work on freeing up your playing or singing. Feldenkrais is a sensory-motor learning system, which looks at our mind and body holistically.

Online
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29 Jan 2021

One-to-Ones

Online, one-to-one expert advice for members in Greater Manchester on all aspects of your music career, including contracts, copyright, employment advice and legal advice.

Greater Manchester, Online
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05 Feb 2021

Weekly Online Session: Feldenkrais

A weekly Feldenkrais Method session to work on freeing up your playing or singing. Feldenkrais is a sensory-motor learning system, which looks at our mind and body holistically.

Online
Read more about Weekly Online Session: Feldenkrais

Fair Play Venues

Grassroots music venues in North of England

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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The Met

The Met is a centre of live music noted nationally for its specialist folk music programme incorporating two performance spaces, a restaurant and Edwin Street Recording Studio.

Bury
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The Live Room

The Live Room @ Caroline Club, Saltaire presents the very best live folk, roots and acoustic music.

Shipley
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The Fulford Arms

A small 150  but well equipped 150 capacity dedicated live music and club night  venue, just outside the city centre.

York
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The Cluny 2

Both venues are available to hire for live music events, parties, meetings and private functions. Cluny 2 is also suitable for theatre, comedy events, spoken word and lectures

Newcastle
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The Cluny

Both venues are available to hire for live music events, parties, meetings and private functions.

Newcastle
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