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Music for Everyone

Music is a universal language that knows no boundaries and connects communities.

We invite all members of Bristol’s communities to share, celebrate and participate in creative projects, performances, workshops, networks and social meet-ups.

Our comprehensive programmes collaborate with Bristol’s diverse communities to make sure music is at the heart of our city.

Through the power of creating joyful music together, we hope to enrich lives, empower people with creative potential, and build healthy and happy communities.

Our Projects

Hope Creative

Hope Creative is our programme of work for children in care (CiC) from 7-18 years old and their community. Exploring singing and creative musical activities in a safe and supportive atmosphere, young people get the opportunity to: Learn, create, play, perform, write and record their very own music.

Musical Beacons

Musical Beacons supports family and community connections, enabling leadership skills to flourish in children and encouraging creativity in everyone.  Musical Beacons Bristol is a project for families with young children (0-7 years) with additional needs.

Sessions include sharing stories and ideas to write songs and compose original new music, singing, playing musical instruments and games.

This project is in partnership with Soundcastle, who have been running Musical Beacons in London and the South East of England.

FLOW Creative

FLOW Creative is a regular music making club for disabled young musicians aged 11-25 who want to have fun, be creative, and make new music and new friends.

You can play instruments, write songs, compose, produce, sing, rap, and much more. We think that the more comfortable you are, the more creative you can be and all our sessions are fun, supporting and accessible.

The FLOW Creative is for young people at all levels of musical ability, whether you’ve been having lessons for years, are already part of an Open Orchestra at school, or have no experience but want to try something new.

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PULSE

Pulse a group for adults who wish to improve their health and wellbeing through music and movement.

Created in collaboration with Southmead Development Trust, Pulse is run with monthly drop-in sessions and a regular weekly group and offers music making and physical exercises for people of all abilities.

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Our Music Club

Working in partnership with Dementia Navigators from the Dementia Wellbeing Service, Our Music Club brings creative activity and live music to people living with dementia, along with their carers and families.

Supported by music leaders, individuals experience, play and make music together, providing joyful and connective times for people to be together in the present.

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Once you’ve been once, and you know what it’s about, you want to keep coming!

Our Music Club Participant

Singing Groups

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Baby Friendly Choir

Running in partnership with Melody Makers, the Baby Friendly Choir is a supportive group of parents and carers of young children, raising each others spirits through song and encouragement.

This is a daytime choir for adults singing uplifting pop/rock songs in harmony, where babies and toddlers are welcome with their parent/carer.

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Foster Carers Singing Group

A fun fortnightly social music session for foster carers in Bristol, in collaboration with Bristol City Council.

Free to join, no need to read music, and no need to have any prior musical experience. Make music together for enjoyment, relaxation, and improving mental and physical health.

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