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  • Inspiration, creation and collaboration for COP26 Reigniting the climate emergency conversation through community music Oli Furness
  • Sing and Breathe Salisbury It worked! What next? Reflections on facilitating and evaluating a singing for lung health group Liv McLennon
  • Holistic health for young people in hospital Digital music-making with children on the critical care ward Amy Hill
  • Presence, process and sensitivity Rich rewards from 10 years of music-making with older people in care homes Marion Carlisle
  • Delving deeper into the discourse How concepts of ownership, empowerment and transformation are central to community music practice Ryan Humphrey
  • Music practice online: networks and resources NYMAZ's web of online networks helping to support and connect practitioners Grace McNeill
  • Getting clear and achieving your goals What is coaching, and how can it help you in your community music practice? Asa Malmsten
  • About us Essential information and contact details
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Back in 1993, Sounding Board ran a Music in Prisons feature examining two contrasting approaches in this growing area of activity for community musicians. Ian Tait describes his work as a regular sessional worker at HMP Frankland, and Katie Teale looks at lessons learned during Glyndebourne Touring Opera projects.
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Originally published in Sounding Board Winter 1990-91

In this double-page interview, Search & Reflect author John Stevens discusses creative freedom, improvisation and the nature of community music.

"To me community music really happens when somebody feels that they have got the energy, inspiration and skill to go and help people to create music for themselves in a free way. And whatever it turns out to be, that is the identity of that group. It doesn't have to have anything to do with what we see as being officially music. There's all this potential for new music that none of us has heard, because it's too wide for us to conceive of how it could be. That's where I see some of the aid to what needs to be a re-balance in society."

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  • 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
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We're delighted to share with you the full report from our second TTCM symposium, delivered in partnership between Sound Sense, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, University of Aberdeen and Edinburgh Youth Music Forum and Sound Connections.
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The Sound Sense board of trustees invite Sound Sense members to attend the Annual General Meeting, which will be held via Zoom on Monday 19 October 2020 at 3.30pm.
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Here, we have uploaded a workshop risk assessment template with specific questions you should be asking yourself before you deliver community music workshops during the pandemic. You can also find useful information on other things to consider and the latest Government guidance on our Working Safely page. The template has been left unbranded for you to download and tailor to your needs.
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  • News  Advocating for access; Sound Sense Gatherings; AWA for better participatory arts; Adaptive musical instruments; SoundCastle community; ICCM update
  • Tales of technology, tunes & transformations  Lockdown creativity and outreach at the Midlands Arts Centre  Holly Radford
  • Taking part at home  How Trinity Laban's Learning & Participation team are bringing young people together online  Dearbhaile Nairn
  • This is a time to come together and talk  What happened when the work stopped  Xenia Horne
  • Musicians as key workers  It's time to recognise fully the therapeutic and social impact of our arts  Romain Malan & Eleanor Harrison
  • Training workshop leaders in a time of Covid  Sound Connections online symposium  Jackie Walduck
  • Advocating for music during the pandemic  Tips to help you make the case for music  Anita Holford
  • Directory  Professional development opportunities from Sound Sense members and partners

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