New Year’s Resolutions – does your organisation need a detox?


Now that the New Year has begun and we have reached the point when the zeal of  resolutions has begun to fade, The Advance Network is here to come to your rescue! Was one of your resolutions to help bring about a change in your organisation around diversity? Are you finding it more difficult than you thought it would be?  If so, you are warmly invited to come along to a wonderful support group, the Advance Network, that will help give you the courage to make some monumental changes at:


When: Tuesday 17th February 2015  9.00 am – 1.30 pm

Where: London’s Living Room, City Hall

After the first year of the Advance Network where barriers were identified and issues were discussed and debated, Phase 2 has focused on taking action.

We will be revisiting some of the speakers who have taken part in our conversations over the last 2 years and find out how the musical landscape has changed for their organisations and themselves personally.

There will also be some fresh input on research in the area of diversity in classical music from Dr Christina Scharff. Robert Adediran will share his insights as the new Executive Director of London Music Masters. Janine Irons MBE will speak about the journey of Tomorrow’s Warriors and how, even though the prize-winning organisation has been running for well over 20 years, they are not complacent and are still forging the way in overcoming barriers. More about our other speakers in the next blog…….

We will be hearing from the organisations that have taken part in the action research labs and the changes that they have been supported in making.


Listen to the young musicians from Tomorrow’s Warriors and Kuumba Youth Music

We will also be reviewing the current state of barriers and effective practice in engaging Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities in ensemble music-making.

Tickets for the event are free so please sign up soon to avoid disappointment.

Sign up here or if you would like to know more about the event please contact us on:

Belated birthday greetings for the 15th January to our friend from the Musical Progressions Roundtable Network, Hester Cockcroft, who proudly shares her birthday with Dr Martin Luther King.











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