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Sounding Board 2020 Issue 3
  • Welcome to Bristol Beacon A symbol of hope and community Siggy Patchitt
  • Bringing folk together online Wren Music's festival celebrated Emily Wallinder
  • International intercultural music-making Being culturally responsive in the West Midlands Natalie Mason
  • Member interview Xidus Pain, rap artist and community musician Clare Adams
  • Mothers and their Babies in Secure Settings Improving life chances with music Gail Dudson
  • Book review The development of community music in Munich Catherine Birch
  • Social media for community music Grow your reach, relationships and impact Anita Holford
  • About us Essential information and contact details


We are delighted to bring you our latest Sounding Board journal - just in time for what we hope will be a restful festive break for you.

Without question this year has been one like no other, and it's been so inspiring to see the continued creative, impactful and positive work that has been delivered in such varied contexts by our members. In this issue our member contributors share more of their experiences of adapting their work to the online environment in settings such as secure accommodation with mothers and babies, community folk festivals and rap and spoken word workshops with young people. There is also Anita Holford's final instalment of her marketing series which offers a practical guide to social media usage - very apt for the digital spaces we are all working across right now.

As always, we welcome member contributions to future issues of Sounding Board. Do get in touch with any ideas you have and we can work with you to bring them to life. We are currently planning the next issue and deadline for your contributions is 31 January 2021.