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Midlands News

Help keep the Stratford ArtsHouse open

It was announced on Thursday that the Stratford ArtsHouse – home to the Orchestra of the Swan – is due to close on 5 May. Act now to help secure the future of this essential community space.

UK’s First Live Music Census Reveals Ongoing Threats to Small Venues

Small venues continue to face threats that could affect their long-term future, warns UK’s first Live Music Census.

Midlands Events

The Palace Drum Clinic

21 June

Get up close with drummer, percussionist and composer, drummer Siemy Di, ask questions and meet other drummers.


Introduction and Workshop on Logic Pro X

21 June

This session at the Birmingham Apple store is exclusive to MU members. It’s a must for those looking to get started with Logic Pro X digital recording software, and will be followed with the opportunity to ask the Apple staff for guidance on your own work.


Free PAT-testing for Musical Equipment

23 June

Phil Docker's Guitar & Amp Workshop will be running a free PAT-testing service, and offering a 20% discount on other services, for Musicians’ Union (MU) members.


Song-Writing Masterclass with Chris Difford

28 June

Join Chris Difford, Ivor Novello Award winning lyricist and founding member of Squeeze, for an exclusive masterclass in the art and philosophy of writing words that matter.