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Drum + Brass Presents Doing Music Differently – A Day of Music-Making Workshops and Discussions

Drum + Brass Presents Doing Music Differently - A Day of Music-Making Workshops and Discussions

Photographs courtesy of Leicester LoFi Studio and Kim Burley Jones.

Do you want to increase your membership, plan new collaborations or widen the scope of your music-making?

This event, brought to you by Drum + Brass, is about how to open our doors wider and embrace ideas and players in order to bring music-making in line with modern society. Join this event on Saturday 26th March 2022, from 10am-4pm.

With speakers Dr. Helen Minors from the Kingston School of Art, Carol Leeming MBE and guest workshop leaders, Drum+Brass are proud to invite you to this event which explores practical and equitable ways to do music inclusively.

Aimed at musicians, music teachers, music organisations and anyone with an interest in music-making, including those who may face barriers to doing so, the event aims to spark ideas and energy throughout the musical community.

This is equally an opportunity to meet colleagues, network and play, so bring your instrument and/or your voice.

Refreshments will be provided for all delegates. Parking is available at NCP carpark. To get £5.00 all-day parking, take your parking ticket to the Curve Box Office!

Purchase your ticket here


“As it currently exists, the … music world is … suffering from a perennial and pervasive diversity crisis.”Chi-chi Nwanoku

“Music plays a huge role in our modern world and it all starts with people like you. Whether you play or teach an instrument, manage a band, orchestra or music group, you are at the forefront, getting players involved, coaching and educating, programming performances and bringing audiences together. “Julie Hoggarth, D+B


The Event Programme:

  • 9.30am-9.45am: Arrival, sign in and coffee
  • 10.00am-10.30am: “Doing Music Differently” intro and welcome by Drum+Brass director Julie Hoggarth
  • 10.30am-11.00am: “It starts here” – Davina Vencatasamy invites you to reconnect with your inner musical child
  • 11.00am-11.20am: Coffee
  • 11.20am-12.30pm: “Going off-score” Helen Minors leads a practical session around working inclusively with groups and individuals
  • 12.30pm-1.15pm: Working lunch
  • 1.15pm-1.25pm: Gather for afternoon workshops
  • 1.30pm-2.30pm: “Completely Enveloping” – Leonie DuBarry Gurr opens to door to letting the music happen
  • 2.30pm-2.45pm: Tea Break
  • 2.45pm-3.30pm: Join Hari Trivedi on a practical journey to the heart of Indian Classical music
  • 3.30pm-4.00pm: Carol Leeming closes the event by reflecting on what it means to embrace our musical differences


“Doing Music Differently” is sponsored by the funding from the Leicester Castle and Eyres Monsell wards, with the kind support of Curve Leicester.

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