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Live Music Now at Bristol Children´s Hospital

Thursday 6th February 2020 11:50AM

LMN at Bristol Children’s Hospital For the past year, LMN has been regularly visiting the wards at Bristol Children’s Hospital, bringing a variety of different musicians, all funded by The Grand Appeal. On 8 January 2020, I visited with LMN harpist Megan Morris. The arts programme at the hospital is led by Lynne Barlow, who met Megan and m... [read more]

Live Music Now Wales asks can YOU help share the love of music?

Wednesday 5th February 2020 5:31PM

“Share The Love” is an online silent auction for the work of Live Music Now in Wales – changing the lives of those living with dementia, children with special needs and disabilities and young people with mental health challenges through the power of exceptional live music. The auction runs 1-14th February 2020 and. You can bid by eith... [read more]

Live Music Now North East welcome new musicians!

Thursday 30th January 2020 11:41AM

Live Music Now NE staff are delighted to welcome their newly recruited musicians to the branch at their induction day in York. Induction training introduces musicians to the wide range of ideas and skills that are required by professional musicians who believe they can make a difference working with Live Music Now. The training was delivered  by... [read more]

Live Music Now & Tesco Bags of Help - Yeovil

Wednesday 22nd January 2020 4:49PM

Live Music Now's 'Music As Medicine' is up for a Bags of Help grant from Tesco stores in Yeovil. Tesco's Bags of Help scheme gives grants of up to £2,000 for community projects like ours – all raised from the sale of carrier bags in Tesco stores. Our ‘Music As Medicine’ programme will deliver high quality live mu... [read more]

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]