Courtesy of an email to the IAML list - exciting plans for this year's Make Music Day. Mark it in your diary now....
We have spent the autumn reflecting on what a brilliant Make Music Day took place this summer and thinking ahead to next year. We’re doing a road trip round the UK after Christmas to tell more people about Make Music Day and bring everyone together to start planning for June 2019.
If you'd like to get involved in Make Music Day, as a performer, organiser, venue, supporter, volunteer etc, we'd love you to join us at one of the local network meetings. We’re looking to gather together a range of musicians, music groups, arts organisations, venues, businesses – anyone interested in turning Make Music Day into something huge! At each event there will be an opportunity to hear about Make Music Day and plans for 2019, discuss ways to get involved, network and form partnerships.
Make Music Day 2019 - Local Network Meetings
Norfolk – 21 January, 4.30-6.30pm, King’s Lynn
Merseyside – 28 January, 4.30-6.30pm, Liverpool
London – 31 January, 4.30-6.30pm, London Bridge
Yorkshire – 4 February, 4.30-6.30pm, York
Bristol – 5 February, 4.30-6.30pm, Bristol
Scotland – 7 February, 4.00-6.00pm, Glasgow
Local Network Events will also take place in Cardiff and Belfast in the new year - details to follow.
Click on the events above for further details and to register (numbers are limited so advance booking is essential).
For more information, visit www.makemusicday.co.uk or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you cannot attend but are interested in getting involved, please join the mailing list.
Make Music Day
Make Music Day takes place across the globe on 21 June annually. Started in France in 1982 as Fête de la Musique, this celebration of music now takes place in over 120 countries on the summer solstice. It is a DIY festival of music and anyone can perform or organise an event. Events take place in venues and public spaces – from town squares to libraries, bandstands to school halls, pubs to train stations – all are free to attend. On 21 June 2018 over 500 free performances took place across the UK, reaching audiences of 100,000 people live and online. Check out the MMD website for images and video from this summer. Download the 2018 evaluation report here.
Alison and Nick
Make Music Day UK project managers