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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.

Here Together

Working in partnership with Dementia Navigators from the Dementia Wellbeing Service, Here Together 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.

A New Song For Bristol

A New Song For Bristol is a city-wide invitation for everyone to share their thoughts, feelings and experiences of Bristol during the pandemic, creatively expressed through words and music.

Since 2020 we’ve collected creative responses and worked with artists and music leaders to express them through songwriting, visual art and film.

A celebration of the project is due to be announced soon.

Mail A Musician

Mail A Musician is Bristol Beacon’s initiative to deliver the joy of live music direct to the hearts and homes of Bristolians. Mail A Musician is a way that the people of Bristol can send their love to the special people or places in their life, and gift them a personalised musical performance.

Bristol Beacon will match selected nominees with a local musician to perform especially for them as a covid-safe ‘doorstep gig’. Concerts are presented by a diverse range of brilliant local Bristolian musicians, many of whom work across our schools and community projects.

Information on how to apply will be made available soon.