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Help shape the future of music, arts and culture in the North West

The North West has a rich history of a strong and vibrant cultural sector with positive economic, social and education impacts. Changes to central and local government funding threaten to undermine this however.

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Buskers’ guide promotes harmony in Liverpool

A new guide is being produced to help promote better relations between buskers in Liverpool city centre and local businesses. It is thought to be the first of its type in the country.

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The Fleece Saved?

Bristol City Council last night approved plans for flats to be built next to The Fleece. Fortunately for the venue, planning permission will be subject to a number of strict acoustic conditions.

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Musicians’ Union members campaign outside War Horse Prom

War Horse Prom

West End orchestral players and members of the Musicians’ Union (MU) leafleted outside the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 3 August in advance of the BBC’s War Horse Prom, to make audience members aware of the MU’s ongoing campaign to ‘Save the War Horse Band’.

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Private copying exception

UK Music is disappointed that the Government has ignored important warnings from Parliament and industry about technical flaws in legislation to introduce a much needed exception to copyright for private copying.

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The cultural value of live music: from the pub to the stadium

New report ‘The Cultural Value of Live Music from the Pub to the Stadium: Getting Beyond the Numbers’ looks at the ecology of live music venues across the UK.

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AIM Startups

AIM Startups is designed to help creative start-ups and as part of their program, AIM offers access to funding, mentoring, training, networking events and on-going support.

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MU response to Young People and the Arts: A Labour Policy Review Consultation

The MU is pleased that the Labour Party is investing time in documenting the importance of cultural education, and has made a series of recommendations to Labour's Young People and the Arts consultation.

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Trustee opportunities

Bristol Ensemble’s board of trustees and the Wiltshire Music Centre are seeking to appoint new Chairs during 2015.

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Labour Arts Alliance

The Labour Arts Alliance is being formed to make, once again, the case for the arts. The Alliance calls for a dialogue nationwide so that a One Nation vision for the arts and creative industries can be created for the second decade of the 21st Century, and beyond.

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