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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. 

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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 Office hours: Monday to Friday, 10:00am - 5:30pm
Musicians' Union 61 Bloom Street Manchester M1 3LY

The team

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Matt Wanstall

Regional Organiser

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

North of England news

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Concerns Over Proposals to Suspend School Music Lessons

Ofqual boss Ian Bauckham has suggested that schools might consider emergency timetable changes in response to the Omicron surge, that would see music teachers redeployed to other subjects. We advocate strongly against this idea.

Published: 06 January 2022

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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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