Calling all performers, live music venues and volunteers! Make Music Day UK is coming on Wed 21 June.
Make Music Day is an international celebration which first started in France in 1982 and now takes place in over 120 countries and 750 cities across the world. Make Music Day UK aims to turn the country into a stage, and offer a full spectrum of performers the opportunity to display their musical skills.
I'm delighted to announce that Jack Drum Arts' house samba band, Runaway Samba, won the Runner-Up prize of £1000 at the Durham High Sheriff's Awards on March 30th. The band performed for the event held at Durham Castle, and representatives of the group attended the award ceremony, wangling seats next to the Chair of Durham County Council and the Lord Lieutenant of Durham! The award recognises their civic contribution to community, providing enrichment and opportunities for engagement to the people of Co. Durham. Well done folks! The prize will go towards our planned samba research trip to Brazil in 2017.