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LMN Wales is recruiting new musicians!

Wednesday 15th January 2020 2:48PM

Live Music Now is looking for early career musicians based in Wales. We offer training and paid performances to musicians at the start of their professional career, working with diverse audiences who do not normally have access to high quality live music. We're looking for outstanding artists in the early stages of their performing career, whatever... [read more]

How to make online shopping donations to LMN for free

Thursday 9th January 2020 2:42PM

With it being the January sales, we've put together a guide to the three ways you can support LMN whilst shopping online - at no extra cost to you! Your day-to-day shopping could help us in reaching the thousands of vulnerable children and adults we bring live music to every year. Give as You Live     How it works Give as You Live mak... [read more]

LMN North West and South West run projects inspired by two music loving families

Wednesday 11th December 2019 11:31AM

Live Music Now has been working in hospices in Somerset and the West Midlands since 2018, in a project inspired by two music loving families who wanted to bring the joy and comfort of music to people at this most difficult time in their lives. LMN musician Sadie Fleming A residency at St Margaret’s Hospice in Yeovil was set up in memory of Eliza... [read more]

LMN North East visit to Craven Pupil Referral Service is a "roaring success"

Monday 2nd December 2019 12:58PM

Live Music Now NE musicians Maia visited Craven Pupil Referral Service in Skipton recently, for a session which staff called a “roaring success”. Craven PRS students at the session Craven PRS provides full and part-time education and support for children and young people, aged 11-16, who, for a variety of reasons, are unable to access main... [read more]

North Bristol NHS Trust praise LMN musicians

Thursday 28th November 2019 2:00PM

North Bristol NHS Trust, which covers Live Music Now SW venues Southmead and Cossham Hospitals, has been raised from ‘Requires Improvement’ to ‘Good’ in a recent Care Quality Commission report. Staff at the trust praised the work of LMN musicians, who have been performing at the hospitals where LMN SW began working with Fresh Art... [read more]

LMN Scotland welcomes new musicians

Friday 22nd November 2019 2:47PM

Congratulations to all the artists accepted onto the Live Music Now Scotland scheme after three days of auditions last week in Glasgow and Edinburgh! They are a talented and inspiring group, all set to start bringing live music into the community in early 2020 - and we look forward to introducing you to them then. Find information about upcoming concer... [read more]

A thank you to Youth Music and the National Lottery

Thursday 21st November 2019 9:13AM

Youth Music (funded by the National Lottery) has been a key funder of Live Music Now’s work in special schools since 2012, helping us deliver music programmes in over 70 schools across England, benefitting thousands of young people with limited access to musical opportunities. This week we're thanking National Lottery ticket buyers for making... [read more]

CQC Finds LMN Venue Sabrina House `Outstanding´ in Responsiveness to Residents

Thursday 21st November 2019 7:00AM

LMN NW venue Sabrina House in Shropshire has been recognised as ‘Outstanding’ in their responsiveness to residents after a recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) The report credited LMN’s role in helping improve the lives of people there, amidst further praise of work by the care home staff.  “We saw the se... [read more]

LMN North West is HIRING! Part-time Maternity Cover Projects Manager

Thursday 14th November 2019 4:36PM

Our NW Branch is recruiting for a part-time Maternity Cover Projects Manager, starting at the end of January 2020 for 10 months (with the possibility of extending to 12 months). Please click here to see the job description and person specification for more information on the role: the application deadline is 5pm on Wednesday 4th December 2019.

Live Music Now at the National Care Forum

Thursday 7th November 2019 1:41PM

On Monday 4 November, the National Care Forum held its annual conference, bringing together managers and senior leaders from care homes throughout the UK. LMN was invited to address the conference, together with the Music for Dementia 2020 campaign. As part of the opening address from NCF’s Policy Director Lis Jones, LMN’s Evan Dawson and G... [read more]

Craig Ogden Performs at Fundraiser for Live Music Now South West

Friday 18th October 2019 2:52PM

LMN ambassador and alumnus Craig Ogden was one of four acts to perform at St George’s Bristol for an LMN South West fundraising concert last month, which raised an incredible £6260 for the region. Craig, who recently visited Hazel Oak School in Solihull with current LMN musicians Meraki Duo, said of his time at LMN: "It was a privilege to h... [read more]

Live Music Now celebrates 10 years of Songs & Scones at the Horniman Museum

Thursday 10th October 2019 2:12PM

2019 marks the tenth anniversary of Live Music Now’s Songs & Scones programme. With the growing number of older people across the UK there is an urgent need to tackle social isolation and ease challenges faced by the oldest members of our society. LMN SE musicians Borealis Sax quartet performed at the Horniman Museum with people living with demen... [read more]

LMN South East musicians tell us why they joined our scheme

Thursday 10th October 2019 11:46AM

Earlier this year we welcomed some talented and exciting musicians to Live Music Now’s South East branch. To coincide with LMN South East’s auditions in London on the 2,3,4,16 & 17 December we spoke to some musicians who have recently joined Live Music Now. In their own words they will tell you about themselves and what brought them to join... [read more]

LMN has appointed Professor Adam Ockelford as Trustee to lead new strategy for music in special schools

Wednesday 9th October 2019 11:08AM

We are delighted to announce that Professor Adam Ockelford has accepted the Board’s invitation to join the Board of Live Music Now. Adam is Director of the Applied Music Research Centre at the University of Roehampton in London. He has worked all his professional life as an active musician, researcher, writer and speaker, advocating the potential... [read more]

Live Music Now Takes Part in BBC Music Day

Tuesday 8th October 2019 5:01PM

Last month, LMN Musicians Zoe Wren and Maz O’Connor appeared on the BBC One Show alongside music legend Nile Rodgers on BBC Music Day, highlighting the benefits of music for people living with dementia. You can watch a clip from the programme here. The BBC Music Day theme this year was music and wellbeing; the power of music to inspire, bring us... [read more]

Music should be essential in all care homes says report, launched in Wales

Wednesday 2nd October 2019 5:18PM

The national movement for music and dementia has just taken a big step forward with the publication of LMN's Live Music in Care ("Cerddoriaeth Fyw mewn Gofal") at the Welsh Assembly.   Sponsored by Jayne Bryant AM (Chair of the Welsh Assembly's Cross Party Group on Arts and Health), the launch event was held on 24 September 2019 on '... [read more]

Live Music Now supporting BBC Music Day

Monday 23rd September 2019 11:17AM

This week LMN is supporting BBC Music Day (Thurs 26th) as they focus on music and wellbeing: the power of music to inspire, bring us together and make a positive impact. As part of this they’re launching an ambitious project, supported by music legend Nile Rodgers, to help bring music to everyone living with dementia by 2020, working with over 70... [read more]

''Live Music in Care" launch in Wales / Mae "Cerddoriaeth Fyw mewn Gofal" yn dod i Gymru

Friday 20th September 2019 1:33PM

Olivia Gomez sings with a resident at Morel Court, Penarth care home during a Live Music in Care session. Credit: Robin Norman   LMN Wales is launching ''Live Music in Care'' (“Cerddoriath Fyw mewn Gofal”) at the Welsh Assembly, to coincide with National Day of Arts in Care Homes on Tuesday 24 September 2019 from 12:00... [read more]

Belfast Voices Feature on New Film and Album by Older People

Thursday 29th August 2019 4:30PM

A new album, Voices of Belfast, featuring older people from East and West Belfast has been released on Tunecore and other streaming platforms, including Spotify. Recorded as part of a project led by musicians’ development charity Live Music Now, the eleven tracks were arranged and produced by musicians Peter McCauley and Owen Denvir, who worked w... [read more]

The Musical Care Taskforce is Launched

Thursday 29th August 2019 3:07PM

On 26 July, the Musical Care Taskforce was launched, a new national strategic partnership campaign by Live Music Now (LMN) and the Utley Foundation’s Music for Dementia 2020 (M4D2020) initiative, with close support and collaboration from the National Care Forum (NCF) and the Association of British Orchestras (ABO). The aim of the Taskforce is to m... [read more]