Events & Courses
West Midlands
Community Music Connected
17 October 2022
Sound Sense, in partnership with MAC Makes Music, is hosting this FREE event in Birmingham, inviting local community musicians, practitioners and all those involved in helping people make music to come together for a day of skill-sharing, networking, jamming and discussion with a focus on lifelong music-making

Sound Sense is excited to be in Birmingham and partnering with member MAC Makes Music for our first in-person Community Music Connected event!

We welcome local organisations and individuals to join us for a day of skill-sharing, networking and discussion, with a focus on ‘Lifelong Music-Making’ - a space to explore and celebrate creative music-making at all stages of life.

This event is for you if any of these statements ring true:

  • You help people make music in your community; that may be in a hospital, care home, community centre, school, early years settings or outdoors
  • You call yourself a community musician, music practitioner, music therapist, music teacher, music facilitator or music educator (to name a few!)
  • You’re keen to freshen up your practice with some new skills, tools and resources
  • You love making music and are curious to find out what community music is and meet people who are working in the field
  • You’d like to connect with others working in community music in and around Birmingham

The programme

9.30-10.00am: Arrivals and registration with tea/coffee

10am: Welcome and warmup facilitated by Sound Sense

10.30am-12.30pm: An opportunity to freshen up your practice with a skill, knowledge and experience sharing session, facilitated by local experienced practitioner, Ann Jones. Attendees are invited and encouraged to bring an activity, top-tip or music workshop tool to share with your fellow practitioners. This is also a space for the sharing of local issues, questions and topics that are specific to the Birmingham and West Midlands community music sector.

12.30-1.30pm: Free lunch and refreshments

1.30-3.15pm: Open Space discussions

3.15-4pm: Facilitated jam session

4-4.30pm: Closing reflections

Tickets are free however booking is essential to ensure everyone is catered for and all access needs are met.

Please do spread the word to anyone you know working in, or curious about, community music in and around Birmingham!

To book your place, please visit:



Venue Details:
Midlands Arts Centre, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH