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What are Protected Characteristics

Protected Characteristics refers to groups of people who are more likely to be discriminated against or disadvantaged because of a characteristic they share.

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An electronic music instrument, the Theremin, is on a stand on a stage with a performer stood with their hands ready to play it.

Delia Derbyshire Day to Run on Theme of Imagination 23 November

Supported by Arts Council England and The Granada Foundation, Delia Derbyshire Day will be providing electronic music education and inspiration. The theme of this year’s events, workshops and commissioned new art is imagination.

Published: 12 November 2021

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As a member-led organisation, the MU often asks for members' opinions on a whole range of topics to ensure that our work represents your views. Our equality networks are an important part of this process.

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