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Sound Sense Gathering: connecting our community
Date posted: 13 January 2022
Join Sound Sense live online for our series of monthly gatherings for community musicians

Sound Sense Gatherings take place on an evening during the first week of the month - the day will alternate to give people more opportunity to attend based on their schedule.

This space provides us with the opportunity to connect as a community and to talk about what matters to us. These sessions are to share passions, stories, experiences, explore ideas and ask questions. Hosts will sometimes come with a theme or idea, but whatever happens in the space is the right thing to happen (Open Space theory). Just bring yourself and perhaps a cup of something tasty!

Sessions run from 7pm - 8.30pm (GMT) every month via Zoom.

Our next Gathering is Tuesday 1 February. Email gathering@soundsense.org if you’d like to join us and you will be sent a link on the day of the Gathering (if you’ve already attended, you don’t need to email, we’ll just send you the link every time).

Conversation topics from our January Gathering:

  • Lots of sharing of the online learning that attendees have been engaging in during the various lockdowns; Future Learn, Coursera, apps, and how using the down-time to learn and develop has been vital in maintaining their own mental health and has provided a lot of joy too.
  • The word 'congregation' and how that feels very fitting to describe what community music is and more around the language we use in our sector.
  • Attendees also shared the familiar experience of the seemingly never-ending 'chasing funding' cycle - much peer-to-peer solidarity and support on this!


We are looking forward to connecting again on Tuesday 1 February!