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No more cuts to the arts in Northern Ireland - act now!

The draft budget for Northern Ireland 2015-16 is out now for public consultation. The document proposes a 10% cut to the budget for the Department of Culture Arts and Leisure. That translates as an 11.2% cut to direct public funding for the arts.

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Showcase Scotland Expo, The Visit 2015: call for applications

Showcase Scotland Expo will present a showcase of Scottish artists and internationally renowned musicians at the second edition of The Visit.

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Scottish Labour Party Leadership Elections

MU members who live in Scotland and pay into the political fund will soon be receiving voting papers for the Scottish Labour Party Leadership Elections.

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International Orchestra Week: Save the Ulster Orchestra!

Not sure about signing the petition to Save the Ulster Orchestra? Here’s why you should care, sign and share.

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Bread & Roses Film Screening & Discussion + Tony Benn: A celebration / concert

The GMB Glasgow APEX Branch have organised a screening of Ken Loach’s film, Bread & Roses, as part of the STUC week of action for St Andrew’s Day, celebrating inclusion and tackling racism.

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Hearing tests - special offer for MU members

As a professional musician, the health of your hearing is of utmost importance. Noise induced hearing loss can be a real concern for all professional musicians and it remains hugely important to protect and look after your hearing wherever possible.

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Save the Ulster Orchestra – sign the petition

Please sign the petition calling for a long term, meaningful and financial commitment to funding and promoting The Ulster Orchestra. We encourage all who value the arts and musical culture to support the petition.

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Challenge Poverty Week, STUC March and Rally For A Just Scotland, 18 October

Creating decent work and providing dignity for those who cannot work is at the heart of the battle against austerity and tackling inequality.

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MU to remain neutral over issue of Scottish independence

The decision follows the MU’s forum on ‘The Future of Music in Scotland,’ which was held on 11 April 2014 at Glasgow City Halls.

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PRSF fund for touring and co-commissions cross border

Beyond Borders - a co-commissioning and touring programme run in partnership with Creative Scotland, Arts Council of Wales, Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Colwinston Trust.

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