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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

General Secretary Naomi Pohl stands in discussion outside of the Royal Opera House

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

Read more about 2023 End of Year Round Up

Wales news

Exterior of the Wales Millennium Centre Cardiff, where the Welsh National Opera is based.

MU Responds to Welsh National Opera Cuts

Musicians' Union members in the orchestra of Welsh National Opera (WNO) are facing a reduction in working weeks, equating to a 15% pay cut as a result of a funding shortfall for the company.

Published: 28 March 2024

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MU Executive Committe Vice Chair Andi Hopgood, stands and speaks from the mic while holding a small child.

Wrapping Up MU Delegate Conference 2023: Motions, Updates and Celebrations

MU Delegate Conference wraps up with motions on the Welsh language, future pandemic planning for musicians and the closure of rail ticket offices, with union members using the second day of MU Delegate Conference to vote on a very clear set of policy priorities.

Published: 26 July 2023

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Across a long room full of delegates sat at tables, we see Naomi presenting to the group, speaking into a microphone

Read the MU General Secretary Speech From 2023’s Delegate Conference

In her opening speech at this year’s MU Delegate Conference, General Secretary Naomi Pohl describes how the Union is making progress in negotiations, campaigning and lobbying – and how we are improving what we do for members all the time. Read her full speech below.

Published: 25 July 2023

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Upcoming events in Wales & South West England

Last chance to book

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15 Apr 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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20 Apr 2024

Free Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) Saltash

Open to MU members in the Wales and South-West England Region only, this is an opportunity to ensure that your equipment is safe and you are able to provide assurances for your insurance, venues and bookers.

Saltash Member only
Read more about Free Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) Saltash

Upcoming

stacked rocks on the shore against blue sky
22 Apr 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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Search for musicians and music teachers working in Wales & South West England.