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Wales and South West England Office

Wales and South West England Office

Our team supports members by organising events and professional development opportunities, and through political engagement with the Welsh Government and Senedd. We also work with Welsh specific funding pots and grants, and with the Wales TUC and CULT Cymru.

Contact us

We are your first point of contact for anything and everything to do with your career as a musician across Wales and the border regions. We also cover Cheltenham, through Salisbury, Weymouth, and all the way down to Penzance.

Contact info

0292 045 6585 Office hours: Monday to Friday, 10:00am - 5:30pm
Transport House 1 Cathedral Rd Cardiff CF11 9SD

The team

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Andy Warnock

Regional Organiser

Wales & South West England

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Ruth Ballantyne

Regional Officer

Wales & South West England

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Calliope Cooper-Russell

Membership Services Assistant

WSWE Regional Office

Get involved with your Region

Local Members’ Day Events 2024

Local Members’ Day Events 2024

MU Regional Organiser Andy Warnock outlines what members can expect from this year’s Local Members’ Day events, and provides some key dates so that attendees can plan ahead.

Read more about Local Members’ Day Events 2024

South West England news

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Members Affected by RWCMD Consultation Urged to Contact the MU

The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama is proposing to cease its weekly creative sessions for young people from the end of this academic year. Members who will be affected by this are urged to contact their local regional office.

Published: 13 May 2024

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2023 End of Year Round Up

MU General Secretary Naomi Pohl reports back on the work that the Union has done through 2023, as well as setting out some of MU’s intentions for 2024, and more general food for thought about the music industry.

Published: 30 December 2023

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Wales news

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Famous Names Sign Open Letter in Support of RWCMD's Junior Department

Famous names including Alistair McGowan and journalist Cathy Newman, as well as award-winning songwriters, playwrights and other prominent figures in the music industry, have signed an open letter in support of the Young RWCMD programme at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

Published: 21 June 2024

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Protect Welsh National Opera! Diogelu Opera Cenedlaethol Cymru!

Arts Council of Wales and Arts Council England funding cuts are putting the future of Welsh National Opera (WNO) at risk.

Mae toriadau ariannol gan Gyngor Celfyddydau Cymru ac Arts Council England yn fygythiad i ddyfodol Opera Cenedlaethol Cymru.

These cuts must not be allowed to happen on our watch.

Protect WNO

Rhaid i’r toriadau hyn beidio â digwydd tra ein bod ni wrth y llyw.

Diogelu WNO

Protect Welsh National Opera! Diogelu Opera Cenedlaethol Cymru!

Upcoming events in Wales & South West England

Last chance to book

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22 Jul 2024

Guided Meditation

An extremely efficient and powerful meditation practice, based on Ascension meditation techniques.

Online Member only
Read more about Guided Meditation

Last chance to book

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24 Jul 2024

Q&A Session: Mentoring 4 Creatives

An online Q&A session for members in Wales to learn more about Mentoring 4 Creatives, a new mentoring programme for people working in live entertainment and the arts.

Online
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Upcoming

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29 Jul 2024

Guided Meditation

An extremely efficient and powerful meditation practice, based on Ascension meditation techniques.

Online Member only
Read more about Guided Meditation

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