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Walking

Music in Hong Kong Together we celebrate It's been a Long Walk     The image of Hong Kong as a packed city with no space is to be contrasted...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 19 November 2017
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Playing

High on a ladder Blues at Green Wave Gallery With friends and strangers I have been waiting for a few days for a swim and today I made it to the local open air 50m...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 18 November 2017
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Learning

Best way of learning? Hard for me sitting listening Body needs to move It is the start of the two main conference days and the team at CCCD have been working ...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 17 November 2017
Tagged with: Autumntour2017

Sharing

Welcoming baby Shares joy in the simple world I try with music Early morning hard work finishing an application, writing a proposal and catching up on emails....

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 16 November 2017
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Connecting

  Out of a deep sleep Drills, hammers, shouts of workers I am not surprised Yesterday I lost a whole nights sleep getting here with a badly timed flight (f...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 15 November 2017
Tagged with: Autumntour2017

Arrival

    Arrive yet again Eighteen days ahead to play In my element I arrived at the CCCD office (my long term partners here) after hiking my lug...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 14 November 2017
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Getting Ready

  This has been a huge autumn of thinking, activity and planning and now I am a day away from a long travel in which I expect i will be able to reflect and think ...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 12 November 2017
Tagged with: Autumntour2017

My Musical Journey

The set up started at 9.30 loading my car and the Marshalls van with Ben, Rick and Leroy - it's a full kit of gear with PA and bunting Stands and balafons,  A o...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 17 October 2017
Tagged with: 24 Hour Music Party

7 hours to go

  ' sitting here listening to Supreme DJ Flash playing Hip Hop tunes to wake up as all around me the Walk down the street gamelan is being constructed. We've made...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 14 October 2017
Tagged with: 24 Hour Music Party

One Day to go

Today we have been making the forms for the new Friends scheme, finalising loading lists, taking down staging to make a ramp for access, working out the derig, getting ...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 12 October 2017
Tagged with: 24 Hour Music Party

2 days to go

Last night I talked with Rafe in Sao Paulo, Brazil about the part he will play in the 24 hour party.   He spent 2 periods of time with us in 2015 and 2016, find...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 11 October 2017
Tagged with: 24 Hour Music Party

4 DAYS TO GO

This coming weekend MORE MUSIC is producing a 24 hour Music Party @ LMF2017 with the aim of raising funds for our Homeless Action music programme in Lancaster. People ta...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 10 October 2017
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Morecambe Street Walking Tour

22 years ago I was privileged to work with Geoff, Boris and Sarah on a project called Morecambe Streets. We talked with people in their centres, their houses, their sch...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 5 October 2017
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More Music celebrate funding success.

More Music has been successful in its application for Arts Council National Portfolio funding from 2018 to 2022. The news was announced today (27 June 2017). The fundin...

Read More » Posted in: Organisational news by Sandra Wood on 27 June 2017
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START AGAIN GALLERY

A few weeks ago we played and sang and celebrated Human Rights. Here are the selected photos - film out soon ! Pete   ...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 26 March 2017
Tagged with: Start Again

Making it Up - starting the journey to the Festival of Making

Making it Up - starting the journey to the Festival of Making Written by lead musician Matt Robinson Make It Up? The start of something new A new commission f...

Read More » Posted in: Gigs and festivals by Darren Leadsom on 9 March 2017
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Seven New Rights

Tonight my great West End Chorus worked hard on their words and their singing. The story of this piece is beginning to be told and the story is strong. I am so happy to...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 1 March 2017
Tagged with: Start Again

Creative Collaboration

What happened tonight at the Hothouse was beautiful. 14 people from our refugee music group came down to prepare for their support set at the weekend and our youth vocal ...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 27 February 2017
Tagged with: Start Again

and the band played on

and what a band they are!  I spent the day today rehearsing for the show and the music is cooking ! Rhythm section finding the grooves, the stops and changes, Dave...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 19 February 2017
Tagged with: Start Again

People Walking

Sometimes  two people walk together Down the streets of their own city With no weapons but the truth Sometimes  one hundred people walk together Down...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 16 February 2017
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FLYING IS FREEDOM

"Dream about flying Dream about freedom And on these dreams we will build ourselves A flying island of freedom Flying is freedom Freedom is flying And on thes...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 9 February 2017
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START AGAIN AGAIN

"These are the rights of all the human race These are the rights of all the people of the world, and Peace on earth is the right of everyone,  Peace is the rig...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 7 February 2017
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Heading Home

The bus journey back to Hong Kong goes through an endless view of factories and apartment blocks and also a great deal of greenery. We finally cross the border by Shenzhe...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 28 November 2016
Tagged with: HK November Songs

Open Sky

A classic China community music day packed full of new sights, people, foods, music and songs. Hosted by CiCi and her project here trying to preserve the old part of th...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 27 November 2016
Tagged with: HK November Songs

The Long Walk

A day for packing up in Hong Kong and then lunch with Wingo before heading just north of Shenzhen to the city of Dong Guan for a day long workshop on Sunday. This will...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 26 November 2016
Tagged with: HK November Songs

Day Nine

How to tell the story of the day. It's going to be pictures and captions. Skype with Eric (1am) He is now is studying in Taiwan. We have worked together for 10 ye...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 25 November 2016
Tagged with: HK November Songs

Step by Step

Up early early to go back to the Academy of Performing Arts for todays lecture with Mok on Art, Communism and Liberalism/Democracy. He has asked me to talk about the ...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 24 November 2016
Tagged with: HK November Songs

Creative Community Composition

A brain scramble of a day. Morning working in the flat - planning the 2018 Community Music Seminar in Tbilisi on Skype with Mary Cohen, developing ideas and listening ...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 23 November 2016
Tagged with: HK November Songs

Rain

Todays writing will be short. A little weary. Two stories. Two community artists go to work in a community where they are working with elders to create and celebrat...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 22 November 2016
Tagged with: HK November Songs

The wider world

A day of political thinking, talking and singing. An HE lecture, a bus ride and an Irish pub! I have taught a number of classes at Lingnan University over the years h...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 21 November 2016
Tagged with: HK November Songs

Living in the city

It seems this is my home from home. Feel so comfortable and at ease here and the number of people I could call my friends is really amazing. In the course of my day t...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 20 November 2016
Tagged with: HK November Songs

Harbour City

This is a harbour city - you can't escape it. So much water and so many boats. I took three today - out to Lamma Island to see an old friend from the UK. Dave Clark w...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 19 November 2016
Tagged with: HK November Songs

We hold up our hands

Who am I? How do I make decisions about what should happen next? How free am I to make those choices? What do all these people on the MTR around me think and d...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 18 November 2016
Tagged with: HK November Songs

Split levels

This morning I spent many hours in my room. Catching up and planning. The view from my window takes in the park and high buildings. As ever I seem to be working on a s...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 17 November 2016
Tagged with: HK November Songs

Welcome from David

I've time to think To step back and consider Everything from that angry election To my Mothers shaky hips How it makes me feel What actions I can take As I...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 16 November 2016
Tagged with: HK November Songs

International Community Music

Today I am at the International Centre for Community Music at York St Johns where there is a day for sharing new research in the sector. And currently we are listening ...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 14 November 2016
Tagged with: HK November Songs

Colne Library Rock School: progression for participants and music leaders

This recent project allowed More Music to achieve our 2 key objectives for cold spot projects : Skill development opportunities for new music leaders and progression fo...

Read More » Posted in: Music Inclusion, Young people by Darren Leadsom on 25 October 2016
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INSPIRE and MAKE MUSIC

Today, my last day of ISME 2016 was a day of two parts.  Sharing the fascinating work of www.inspire-music.org and hosting and playing with our very own Baybeat S...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 28 July 2016
Tagged with: EdinCMA2016

LYVE on TOUR

I have been at conference for almost 10 days now and today was the day to share both performance and strategy. And it all worked. Our Lancashire Youth Vocal Ensembl...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 27 July 2016
Tagged with: EdinCMA2016

A Musical Day

A music conference where I actually played and listened to music - how about that I started the day in a great groove session with the folks from Drumworks in Lond...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 26 July 2016
Tagged with: EdinCMA2016

1400 in Glasgow

We have arrived alongside 1400 delegates from across the globe ready to do more meeting, talking, listening, playing and looking to the future. Sharing our stories in...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 25 July 2016
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Charabang to Gateshead

  (read in rhyme or sing to a lilting melody) Waking early ready to go, we're off to see the Sage On the way we'll visit castles made in an earlier age ...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 24 July 2016
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Great Leadership

We have completed the 3 days. Phew! So much to think about and process for us all. The dialogue has been rich. The music we have made has been lovely. The ideas we will ...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 23 July 2016
Tagged with: EdinCMA2016

Deeper Local

A phenomenal day of discussions and presentations all running quite close to time ended with a ceilidh in Portobello where we joined with people from the SEND Commissio...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 22 July 2016
Tagged with: EdinCMA2016

CONVERSATIONS

As we planned this event we were determined that it would be as interactive as possible. We wanted people to make new friends, talk a lot, listen a little, think about ou...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 21 July 2016
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Celebrating Community Music

20 years ago in 1996 I went with Kathryn to present the work I had started doing to the Community Music Activity Seminar (CMA) that was gathering at Charlotte Mason Colle...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 20 July 2016
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Sharing the Story

Tonight we started a new project for Preston Encounters Festival in September. We are hoping to gather stories and songs from travellers around Morecambe and bring th...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 14 July 2016
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Friends

A circle of joy. Faces light up, voices warm up I share old songs and we invent new ones. I find the right level. Playful, silly, caring we are making lovel...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 5 June 2016
Tagged with: HK 2016

Connections

A day of two parts.  Two communities.  Two sets of emotions and thoughts. A day of rainstorms. Andrew Liu asked me to run a music session for various peop...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 4 June 2016
Tagged with: HK 2016

Remember

  Walk down many steps Past lily pond to MTR. Soon on Hong Kong eating lunch with Old friend, great movie/image maker, Dave Clark who After eight years on ...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 3 June 2016
Tagged with: HK 2016

Caught in the act

Do we make a difference? Lunchtime chat with Yin and Amanda during which my missionary zeal for musicmaking is under the spotlight. Conversation moves to the current po...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 2 June 2016
Tagged with: HK 2016

Being playful

Today was the huge day starting at 8am and finishing at 11pm. A fascinating insight into the city in new ways for me - even after ten years of visits.  Out earl...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 1 June 2016
Tagged with: HK 2016

Old Friends

It seems I am more and more in the zone. Spent the morning in my room writing proposals for future work in the UK, developing the ideas for the 9 hour training worksh...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 31 May 2016
Tagged with: HK 2016

Cooking up a Song

Settling in a little now.  Walked down two hundred And forty three steps in humid  heat past a huge lizard, barking frogs in  A pink and blue lily fi...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 30 May 2016
Tagged with: HK 2016

Welcome Again

This trip is challenging me is so many ways. Questioning why I am here, reflecting on what I do at home, considering what I might do in the future.  The night in th...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 29 May 2016
Tagged with: HK 2016

In song

Today I came to the northern part of the huge city of Shenzhen where I am working in the community of Dalang. 2 days of quiet relaxed workshops to involve young people ...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 28 May 2016
Tagged with: HK 2016

Just drink tea

My evening ends in a very traditional local restaurant in Prince Edward where we evaluate and discuss the event that has just finished. An evening of improvised stories...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 27 May 2016
Tagged with: HK 2016

Artspace

A long flight watching a couple of interesting movies (Paper Town and Lost in Translation) as well as finishing off work that needed completion! Arrival into HK airport...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 26 May 2016
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Surprises

  The work we do is full of surprises and joy as well as hard work and challenges. Yesterdays photo walks in Morecambe led by artist Lizzie Coombes brought forth ...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 25 May 2016
Tagged with: HK 2016

Travelling again

MORE MUSIC in HONG KONG / SHENZEN May 2016 A tenth year of projects in Hong Kong and China starts with a 10 day residency that includes training workshops, performance...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 23 May 2016
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What's he talking about?

"There was a young boy who switched on a switch It made him twitch, to switch on a switch He needed the switch, to turn on the light Oh how good to banish the night...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 30 March 2016
Tagged with: iMAP

Water, Food miles and the Wild spaces of the West End

"Twas on a Monday morning the gas man came to call. The gas tap wouldn't turn - I wasn't getting gas at all. He tore out all the skirting boards to try and find ...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 28 March 2016
Tagged with: iMAP

The Winter Lantern Festival

The Winter Lantern festival started in 2004, since when it has become established as key cultural event for the community for the West End helping to promote a positi...

Read More » Posted in: Gigs and festivals, Organisational news, Press release, Sector news, Workshops by Sandra Wood on 25 February 2016
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Holocaust Memorial Day Choir

Our main event for Holocaust Memorial Day was on Thursday 28 January which was a Candle lighting and prayers at Lancaster Castle, followed by music and reflections at The...

Read More » Posted in: Organisational news by Sandra Wood on 18 February 2016
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Blue Gold

In search of Blue Gold - Sue Flowers 2016 IMAP  Day 1 Exploring the West End of Morecambe - 5 secret places.         We daily ignore t...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 27 January 2016
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iMAP

The start of a new project with a fascinating set of discussions about how we live in our community - how we connect to the world in so many strange ways. So many life ...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 25 January 2016
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Radio interview and clips

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Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 9 December 2015
Tagged with: HK Nov 15

Dark Cat

A final packed day for this, my fourteenth journey to HK, starts where it began - with a meeting with Mimi Chan the Head of the CASH (HK equivalent of PRS) Music Fund...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 4 December 2015
Tagged with: HK Nov 15

Naamyang singers

I wonder who you are - reading this post. It is strange sending information into the ether - and then getting some stats back to say .... so many people read this story...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 3 December 2015
Tagged with: HK Nov 15

Intention

Travelling and working. Sleeping and waking too early on so many mornings.   Either the traffic or the light wakes me. First meeting this morning is for bre...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 2 December 2015
Tagged with: HK Nov 15

Conversations with friends

My feet hurt and my back aches. That's the result of running in the sun with a drum on my back. A morning off to go shopping to a beautiful shop called Goods Of...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 1 December 2015
Tagged with: HK Nov 15

A day on my own in a crowd

Being a one man band is a strange life. Dressing up to sweat at yet another festival. Singing songs, being digitally captured, making friends with children and adults, sm...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 30 November 2015
Tagged with: HK Nov 15

a great festival

12.40 for 20 minutes Onemanbanding again Bar codes for wristbands No money on site! Able to take % from concessions!!!  Www.itinerania.com Great interactive ma...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 29 November 2015
Tagged with: HK Nov 15

Difference and Belonging

I have spent the day thinking about the divisions in the wider world and the horrors of the conflicts at this point in our lives. The extent of the immense suffering that...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 28 November 2015
Tagged with: HK Nov 15

Liberalism, Communism and Art

Woke early and hung my washing out to dry! It is a little colder today but still clear and the view to the harbour is lovely. Off to APA to deliver a session for Mo...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 27 November 2015
Tagged with: HK Nov 15

Brain Soup

This was an amazing day. Truly one of the best HK days for many years with all the aspects of my work here connecting. I learnt so much about myself today as well as h...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 26 November 2015
Tagged with: HK Nov 15

Sandylands Rap!

Here's a great track written and recorded as part of a recent 10 week, after school, rap & lyric-writing project at Sandylands Primary School in Morecambe. The chil...

Read More » Posted in: Workshops by Darren Leadsom on 25 November 2015
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Community Therapist?

Only day five!?  It seems as if I have been away from the UK and my family for so long.    Around by www.Soundpocket.org.hk in a gallery in East Kowl...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 25 November 2015
Tagged with: HK Nov 15

Time for a swim

I usually find a style for my blog posts. I have been writing these short 'travelogues' for 9 years and over 18 trips to the Far East. Sometimes they start with a poem ...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 24 November 2015
Tagged with: HK Nov 15

Experiments

Every time I come to this city I run around my new neighbourhood to see what I can see. Here there is the Cherry Street Park with it's strange amphitheatre spaces, Tai ...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 23 November 2015
Tagged with: HK Nov 15

Orientation

Every time I come to this city I stay in different place in different kinds of accommodation. Only once has this been a posh hotel! This morning I wake up of the 28th...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 22 November 2015
Tagged with: HK Nov 15

Where is my second brain?

  Arrival after virtually no sleep on the plane from Dubai and with a laptop that seems to be out of order. Spaced out to be sure. The magic of the internet helps...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 21 November 2015
Tagged with: HK Nov 15

On the Road again

  I've packed the necessary kit for 2 weeks on the road. I'm leaving my lovely home by the sea. Heading for Hong Kong to see old friends and make new friends. ...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 19 November 2015
Tagged with: HK Nov 15

Video: Our work at the Loyne School

We have been working at the Loyne School for the last 15 years, which is an SEND school in Lancaster for children and young people aged 2-19 years with a range of learn...

Read More » Posted in: Lancashire Music Education Hub, Music Inclusion, Young people by Darren Leadsom on 22 October 2015
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Be a part of Firey Lights

More Music are creating a show for Light Up Lancaster at Lancaster Castle on 6 November and you can be a part of it. Firey Lights is an exciting new performance produc...

Read More » Posted in: Gigs and festivals, Opportunities arising by Darren Leadsom on 2 October 2015
Tagged with: Light Up Lancaster 2015

Woodwind/Brass instrument amnesty!

Got an unused, unplayed instrument in the attic?   Clarinet down the back of the sofa?   Trumpet under the bed?   We want it!   More Music a...

Read More » Posted in: Young people by Darren Leadsom on 16 September 2015
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Become a Kite Festival Friend

Catch the Wind is an annual festival that has put Morecambe back on the map as a tourist destination for a 'grand day out'. Now in its fourteenth year it is a well esta...

Read More » Posted in: Gigs and festivals by Darren Leadsom on 3 June 2015
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Time to go home

Like ants after honey, trails of people traverse  Huge glass atria (atriums?)on grey marble floors  Where uniformed attendants organise 9am lift queues ...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 20 May 2015
Tagged with: Hong Kong 2015

Deep Water

Walkways drift across and around faded yellow green painted blocks On this tree lined old estate in Sham Shiu Po  We find the centre for elders where the inc...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 19 May 2015
Tagged with: Hong Kong 2015

Contrasts

My office this morning is Pacific Coffee in Festival Walk, Kowloon Tong From the cool interior through massive plate glass are the tree covered hills Inside this pric...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 18 May 2015
Tagged with: Hong Kong 2015

Blossoms Everywhere

When I'm here, I'm proud to wear the ribbon When I'm here, I'm proud to sleep on the street When I'm here, I've found my role in the movement I know who I am. E...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 17 May 2015
Tagged with: Hong Kong 2015

Almost a Revolution

Warm rain seen through a red taxi window Umbrellas instantly out where ever I look Leopardskin patterns, transparent, purple, pink, blue and white, yellow Bright re...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 16 May 2015
Tagged with: Hong Kong 2015

Let the Good Times Roll

The hyper efficient MTR takes me north in Kowloon to very familiar territory Opposite me A dapper westerner in a sharp blue suit jacket with a 4 cornered handkerchief...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 15 May 2015
Tagged with: Hong Kong 2015

Senses alive

The walk to the MTR from my flat in Saigon street in Jordan Takes me past eateries serving intestine, cockles, chicken feet and morning pancakes In streets overhung w...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 14 May 2015
Tagged with: Hong Kong 2015

Portraits

Multi lane motorway seen from the airport bus  Green forested hills on one side  Harbour on the other Huge container vessels, dredgers and cranes Warm w...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 13 May 2015
Tagged with: Hong Kong 2015

The Long Walk continues

Travelling, travelling, crossing the line On this day, this time Two lines at the start of a song written eight years ago with Lemn Sissay as we started The Long Wal...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 12 May 2015
Tagged with: Hong Kong 2015

ESCAPE?

Tomorrow I travel again to Hong Kong as we move into the tenth year of our work in the region. It is a strange time to leave this country. This was Fridays poem.Well. T...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 11 May 2015
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Evaluation and Monitoring Co-ordinator job vacancy

Evaluation and Monitoring Co-ordinator  7.5 hours per week £15-22,000 pro rata  3 year funded post until March 2018  More Music is seeking...

Read More » Posted in: Opportunities arising by Darren Leadsom on 23 April 2015
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Workforce Development Project Manager job vacancy

Workforce Development Project Manager  15 Hours per week  £23-26,000 pro rata  More Music is seeking an experienced project manager to mana...

Read More » Posted in: Opportunities arising by Darren Leadsom on 23 April 2015
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10 : In Conversation

  Feisty final conversation with a dynamic group of people in the 'In Situ' space at Brierfield Library in East Lancashire. Gathered by Paul Hartley and including...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 23 March 2015
Tagged with: Artworks conversations

9 : BLACKBURN IS OPEN

"I want to do more" "It's changed the way I relate to everything" "Thatís the most thought provoking piece of art I've ever seen" The kind of things we wish people...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 23 March 2015
Tagged with: Artworks conversations

8 : Bring me ....

"Bring me Sunshine" and the people stay at home with their kids! However Janet, Kevin and me sit and talk and more learning and reflection is gathered. In the new c...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 22 March 2015
Tagged with: Artworks conversations

7 : and the sheep looked on

We meet in a lovely decorated space before a show In the Old Fire Station that is the home of Eden Arts Mainly visual artists drawn from across Cumbria Dorothy, Cat, C...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 20 March 2015
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6 : CPAL

Consortium for Participatory Arts Learning (C-PAL) is a network of brilliant arts organisations in the North West that was set up in 2005. At present there are 14 members...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 18 March 2015
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5 : MA

Group 1  Conversation A Conversation participants: Helena Tipper, Jessica Clark, Anna Morales Note taker: Beccy Spurling Chair: Milly Wheeler  Introduc...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 18 March 2015
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4 Teaching / Participation

Voting with your feet If it's no fun I'll be on the street It's not for the elite For everyone so lets feel the beat A group of leaders involved in changing the fac...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 18 March 2015
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3 : Another Fine Mess you've got me into

We called ourselves Participatory Artists Anonomous - PAA. What is our 12 step path ? "I have to say that it's an hour since I participated " So much to say and sha...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 17 March 2015
Tagged with: Artworks conversations

2 : TRUST

How do we define participation ? It isn't sitting at home watching TV, or sitting in the cinema watching a film It could be at the theatre for a pantomime  "it's...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 16 March 2015
Tagged with: Artworks conversations

1 : FRAMES and MORE

8 of us at the Whaletail Café in Lancaster. Old friends and work friends. Rachel, Ben, Steve, Anni, Ash, Rick, Nicky and me We know each other and share these st...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 16 March 2015
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ARTWORKS CONVERSATIONS

Today is the beginning of 10 conversations I will be having with artists across the North West considering the issue of Quality in the Participatory Practice. Really lo...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 16 March 2015
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Crossing the Border

The end of the trip is here 21 days of engagement and reflection Much time on my own So many conversations and insights Moments of political awakening in the front li...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 27 October 2014
Tagged with: Far East 2014

Rooms of People

  I often define myself be saying that I love being in rooms with random groups of people making music. If that is the case then these last 3 weeks have been very...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 26 October 2014
Tagged with: Far East 2014 0

A Sense of Macau

A Sense of Macau - for Ash Iced green tea bought from 7 11 fridges Fried noodles, broccoli and mushrooms, steamed lettuce Baked baccalau with white beans followed by...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 25 October 2014
Tagged with: Far East 2014 0

Listen and Learn

A day with friend, musician and researcher Samson as we make our way  From a 7am ferry from Hong Kong to Macau to the Portuguese international school From a Dim ...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 24 October 2014
Tagged with: Far East 2014 0

Five Hong Kong Haikus

Visits makes new friends Tempted to keep coming back Connect with old friends Ivan and Irene Harmony Music to buy Dizi and Mu Yu Lunch talk of prot...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 23 October 2014
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Art for All

Art For All  With the emphasis on Art Quality in the product is the critical focus for Evelyna Liang Evelyna has been working in HK for a long time, producing p...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 22 October 2014
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Changing City

Every conversation turns on the protest As I carry on with a normal day of meetings Remaking contacts and still trying to plan a community music strategy Fo...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 21 October 2014
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Origami Umbrella

I run to the top of the fortress Where the typhoon warnings are hoisted high above the town Past milling group of mainland tourists around the ruins of the chu...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 19 October 2014
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Festival de Luminos

So many surprises today begin to make real connections in this beautiful city. I am staying in old Macau and start my day with a walk around, to temples, street marke...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 18 October 2014
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Tap Bit Dik Tun Tai

Planning, visiting portuguese school, session at school for excluded kids, OMB parade in Park, Festival de Luminarious and Show of the Dancing  Water at the City o...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 17 October 2014
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More Music Macau

On the 2 hour bus journey through the Pearl Delta the rivers are immense, the fields of banana palms and rice paddies stretch on and on, the fish farms line the road and ...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 16 October 2014
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Protest reflections

As soon as the police action started on Tuesday night the firewall went up and the BBC website was no longer available here on the mainland. No news at all so, being su...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 15 October 2014
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In school again

I have not been away a week yet - seems a long time already.  Now I am back in Utaloy school working with music teacher Hannah Baldwin. She first saw me 20 years ag...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 14 October 2014
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Light Up The Streets volunteers wanted

The Dukes and More Music are looking for volunteers to help out at Light Up The Streets on 7 November, could it be you?  Read the role description below, if you're...

Read More » Posted in: Gigs and festivals, Opportunities arising by Darren Leadsom on 13 October 2014
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Wo men zai yi qi

Since 2006 I have been writing this diary documenting the travels, adventures, investigations and musicmaking that have developed as a response to the 2004 tragedy in M...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 12 October 2014
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Dalang

  How to describe this day - so much to take in, understand and hope to share. Yesterdays post was so long that even though today was more intense I will try to k...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 11 October 2014
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The next step

On the move again - I pack the one man band in it's case, say goodbye to the friends at Gen Ed taking another selfie with Chi Chung! The challenge of travelling ...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 10 October 2014
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Connections

It seems it doesn't take long for me to get into the swing of things and get busy. As well as all the action here I am also keeping up with the emails and projects back...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 9 October 2014
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Lost and Found

Waking up in my university accommodation to the sound of birds in the tall trees on this beautiful old campus I try to imagine how these few weeks will develop. There a...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 8 October 2014
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Hong Kong arrival

A long transit and flight allows me to clear the email inbox almost entirely as well as watch a couple of lovely films. Arriving at 7pm at the hugely efficient HK airpo...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 7 October 2014
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Tour starts now

I'm off again and I get the same set of nerves as ever. This time it feels slightly more into the unknown for a variety of reasons. In Hong Kong the recent protests...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 6 October 2014
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Vacancy for Music Leader Assistant

More Music has a vacancy for a Music Leader Assistant. The post is one day a week (Tuesdays 9.30am-4pm) for a fixed term from October 2014 to March 2015 and has a rate ...

Read More » Posted in: Opportunities arising, Organisational news, Young people by Darren Leadsom on 22 September 2014
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INSTANT SONGS

INSTANT SONGS from STORIES     On the 13th September I spent the day at Lancaster University writing instant songs with people. Each one was inspired by th...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 15 September 2014
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Singing Co-ordinator vacancy

More Music is looking for a Singing Co-ordinator to provide administration for the delivery of the Lancashire Music Hub Singing Strategy working with More Music's Artis...

Read More » Posted in: Lancashire Music Education Hub, Opportunities arising, Organisational news by Darren Leadsom on 11 September 2014
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Vacancy for General Office Assistant

More Music has a vacancy for a General Office Assistant. The post is one day a week (Tuesdays 9am-5pm) for a fixed term from September 2014 to March 2015.    ...

Read More » Posted in: Opportunities arising, Young people by Darren Leadsom on 14 August 2014
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The Puzzle in a Box

The puzzle in the box is getting some colour! This project has an amazing rhythm of expectation building. Another day in the Mount, meeting people, sending and receivin...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 13 August 2014
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Calling Out to the World

Day Four at The Mount in Fleetwood. Why are we here and what are we doing? For LEFT COAST we are building the profile of the project and letting the community have a ...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 6 August 2014
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The Hill By The Sea

WOW what a day! A slow start (was competing with Sooty who was playing across the road) gave way to some amazing inter-generational playing and songwriting from a...

Read More » Posted in: by Matt Robinson on 30 July 2014
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More Music Artistic Director speaks at ISME Conference

Pete Moser, Artistic Director and Founder of More Music, travelled to Brazil for two weeks this July to speak at the prestigious bi-annual conference of the Internation...

Read More » Posted in: International, Press release, Sector news by Darren Leadsom on 29 July 2014
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last days

I have made many new friends on this trip and in particular have built up a lovely relationship with the musicians and leaders from Guri in Sao Paulo. Today they sugges...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 26 July 2014
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First Days at The Mount

Over the next few weeks I'm lucky enough to have an artistic residency in the beautiful The Mount Pavilion overlooking the sea in Fleetwood. Am still slightly wor...

Read More » Posted in: by Matt Robinson on 25 July 2014
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research research research

Today we started planning for the ISME Community Music Commision session in 2016 which will be somewhere in the UK and then lead to Glasgow for the main conference at T...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 24 July 2014
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Lithuania and Scotland

A day to rest and reflect. A morning at home in the flat catching up on emails and starting to write up my papers for publication. At the conference the 2 sessions I go...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 23 July 2014
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We are Music

The day starts with a workshop on the Pandeiro - the great and unique Brazilian percussion instrument. I have been learning in Cabelo Seco from Evany and now it clicks ...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 22 July 2014
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A great deal to take in

This might be a bit of a longer post as I talk about 2 days of activity in this new town and the main conference of ISME. SUNDAY : As usual I start the first day in a n...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 21 July 2014
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Effective communication is vital

Travelling south to the city of Porto Alegre where we will meet 850 other delegates from round the world for a 5 day 'bonanza' of conversation, presentation and music. My...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 19 July 2014
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A powerful meeting

This day had a little more music in it.  To start at the end - I go up to Pelorhino to see a band that has been recommended on an adventure on my own and dance my f...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 18 July 2014
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rhythm and dance

And the conversations and experiences pile up. Today was a half day at the conference followed by 2 adventures - one to a great cultural centre to watch/take part in a rh...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 17 July 2014
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Chilean Bagpipes end the day

Early morning waking and off to the beach for a swim. My weeks of regular pool swimming in the UK pay off as I swim back and forth in the swell. Fantastic start to what t...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 16 July 2014
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Salvador de Bahia

Late arrival into Salvador and the fast speeding taxi takes me into the city along cleaned up highways that will have projected a 'polished' Brazil to the world cup crowd...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 15 July 2014
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ISME 2014

I am travelling for 2 weeks to Brazil to the bi annual conference of the International Society of Music Education. This conference gathers educators and musicians from ev...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 14 July 2014
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More Music awarded Arts Council NPO funding for three years

Community music charity More Music has been successful in its application for Arts Council National Portfolio funding from 2015 to 2018, announced today (1 July).  ...

Read More » Posted in: Organisational news by Darren Leadsom on 1 July 2014
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THE BOY WHO DANCED WITH A TANK

25 years ago today... and in START AGAIN - a piece to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the UDHR written with Adrian Mitchell, we wrote this song... THE BOY WHO DANCED...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 4 June 2014
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New jobs available with Lancaster Arts Partners

We are advertising the following two freelance positions (Creative Producer and Marketing Officer) on behalf of the Lancaster Arts Partners for their 'First Fridays' Ar...

Read More » Posted in: Opportunities arising, Sector news by Darren Leadsom on 30 May 2014
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Strategic and Project Fundraiser wanted

We would like to appoint an experienced fundraiser to assist the Board and Leadership Team to complete a range of fundraising bids that help us to deliver our strategic...

Read More » Posted in: Opportunities arising, Organisational news by Darren Leadsom on 12 May 2014
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Young people - what music making do you take part in?

A Youth Consultation, commissioned by Lancashire Music Hub Lancashire Music Hub is the home for music education in Lancashire. The Hub brings together all musical...

Read More » Posted in: Lancashire Music Education Hub, Young people by Darren Leadsom on 29 April 2014
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New term starts 28 April!

More Music's summer term starts on 28 April and we've got lots of opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to make music with us.  Visit our Participate se...

Read More » Posted in: Workshops by Darren Leadsom on 24 April 2014
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LMH website launch

Wednesday is the day we launch the new music hub website for Lancashire. LIVE LIFE MUSIC ! An important day and as I prepare a presentation I realise that online I have...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 19 March 2014
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Eight 'haikus'

Last night I has the immense privilege to be part of Frontierland. Many levels of pride, excitement and joy which I will try and share as a set of small 'haikus' Bayb...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 1 March 2014
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My Sky Ride

There it is: a ropeway that stretched out the park and over Marine Road to a tower on the promenade and back. Fixed seat cableway using two bull wheels with two interme...

Read More » Posted in: Frontierland by Leo Burtin on 26 February 2014
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Moving Around

Well here we go, just a couple of days until lift-off, and the nearer it gets the easier it gets to imagine. A Sunday afternoon sat watching and listening to Pete and t...

Read More » Posted in: Frontierland by Leo Burtin on 25 February 2014
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Long Walk to the Frontierland

Today was a big day! It was the big rehearsal session with all teams of Frontierland. Look at all that...Just with the amount of instruments and musicians, I was alread...

Read More » Posted in: Frontierland by Eric Ng on 24 February 2014
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Act 2 comes together

So we made the Act Two piece today.  25 minutes of powerful grooves, simple arrangements and improvisation. Everyone finding their own place in a set of linking s...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 23 February 2014
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So Difficult

Seven? years ago More Music produced The Long Walk. A huge, mass community, musical response to the Morecambe Bay Tragedy of 2004. It worked with hundreds of ...

Read More » Posted in: Frontierland by Matt Robinson on 22 February 2014
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One week to go

In just a week, short of a few hours, the first few audience members will be arriving at Live At LICA… they’ll be greeted by a carnival band, and soon the ushers wi...

Read More » Posted in: Frontierland by Darren Leadsom on 21 February 2014
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Frontierland ticket/travel deal for West End residents

Residents of Morecambe‚Äôs West End are eligible for reduced rate £5 tickets (which includes bus travel from Morecambe to Lancaster University and back) for Front...

Read More » Posted in: Frontierland, Gigs and festivals, Press release by Darren Leadsom on 18 February 2014
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Our new promotional video!

Here's our new promotional video, produced and directed by Rachel Meyrick. It gives an overview of what we do and features interviews with our music leaders and our par...

Read More » Posted in: Organisational news by Darren Leadsom on 18 February 2014
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19 days to go

19 days to go and I am getting excited.  Each week we move a step closer to defining the details of the show and really hearing it all. In my set for Act One the ...

Read More » Posted in: Frontierland by Pete Moser on 9 February 2014
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The neighbourhood party

A long drive out of the Eurotunnel, from Folkestone all the way up North, to the seaside for fish & chips and a pint at the Palatine, before heading to bed at the C...

Read More » Posted in: Frontierland by Leo Burtin on 3 February 2014
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Food bank donations wanted

We are collecting donations for Morecambe Bay Foodbank, who provide emergency food parcels for people in need. They are looking for donations of these products: M...

Read More » Posted in: by Darren Leadsom on 3 February 2014
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Folk music in February at More Music

More Music is hosting two great gigs for folk music fans this February, which are the Hothouse Ceilidh on 8 February and young folk duo David Gibb and Elly Lucas on 15 ...

Read More » Posted in: Gigs and festivals, Press release by Darren Leadsom on 27 January 2014
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Cockling tragedy to be commemorated

The tenth anniversary of the Morecambe Bay cocklers tragedy will be commemorated by More Music with an event on Morecambe's North Beach by the clock tower on 4 February...

Read More » Posted in: Press release by Darren Leadsom on 20 January 2014
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Lancashire Youth Vocal Ensemble launched

A new youth choir bringing together young singers aged 12-18 from across Lancashire, which will cover diverse genres, including the classics, hip-hop, RnB and Asian mel...

Read More » Posted in: Lancashire Music Education Hub, Press release, Young people by Darren Leadsom on 20 January 2014
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Breathe Deeply

Crossing, crossing the border - Crossing, crossing the border Breath deeply, breathe deeply Crossing, crossing the border, I'm leaping the faith Crossing, crossing ...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 29 October 2013
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Hikes and Songs

Heading up to the waterfall at Tai Mo Shan Country Park With Gun, See and Seafood - beautiful greenery Spicey Noodles, wife cakes and general good cheer In the busy...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 28 October 2013
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ConFest to Street Party

Today I managed to reduce my inbox of emails And started the report of this epic 2 weeks  Completed the songs from the Changemakers ConFest And prepared my set...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 27 October 2013
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Meet the Bees

Long run round Happy Valley, through Victoria Park To the harbour and back via the markets Great opening parade for day two of the ConFest Photo opportunities aboundW...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 26 October 2013
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ON THE STREETS AGAIN

Pack up and move about 2 miles down along the island To a vibrant area close to a great Wet Market and real shops - airbnb Everywhere we do all want to make the world...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 25 October 2013
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ART FOR ALL

Such a short sleep, woke to traffic and birds and wanted to sleep Couldn't - so wrote and planned and thought Art For All - Evelyna and Samson for relaxed chat and co...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 24 October 2013
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New Plans

The welcome from the staff at the Gen Ed team at HKU Is warm, open, interesting and inspiring Mok, Elisa, Mandi and me share coffee and try to find the common ground...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 23 October 2013
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Crossing the Border

Wake early to pack ready for the pick up with Mr Lau Crossing the border is easy, the bridge is long and stretches over fish farms19 women gather together with songwr...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 22 October 2013
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Big Show

At home in the City Inn Loft, Tsingtao bottle by my side Reflecting on a big show in the urban village of Baishizhou A day that was so good with a relaxed chilled wa...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 21 October 2013
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Fish and new cities

Huangsha Aquatic Products Market, Guangzhou at 8am Markets, I love them, the way you see so much vibrant life Cityscape, the modern inventive architecture in the 'ne...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 20 October 2013
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old friends

20 years ago I went into Sandylands school in Morecambe to perform Now 3000 miles away a girl who was in the class invites me back The school by a lake, a lovely ca...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 19 October 2013
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To China

Up early with a pink drum on my back hailing a taxi Heading under the cross harbour tunnel to Hong Hum Commercial business people alongside me Travel to the Canto...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 18 October 2013
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More meetings create songs

Wow what a lot of business catching up to do As emails flow back and forth from by Kennedy Road room Tasty light lunch of rice, tofu, shrimp dumpling and puer tea ...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 17 October 2013
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The Lingan Cats Big Band

After a good conversation high above the sunlit harbour We have permission to put Louis Yu and the WKCD on the map Angelina is leaving CASH after 27 years, we met in...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 16 October 2013
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Day One

Meet with Mok, start the strategy dance Share knowledge, ideas and thoughts Play with a mixed group of 25 young people We celebrate the Festival of Cheung Ye with ...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 15 October 2013
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HK Arrival

I have arrived in Hong Kong after 2 weeks of travelling with Kathryn, doing one man band gigs and spending time with friends. Now the real work starts in earnest with a s...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 14 October 2013
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Volunteers wanted for Light Up Lancaster

Lancaster Arts Partners are seeking Volunteers for two of the Light Up Lancaster events (celebrating our city with music, film, dance, digital art, poetry and art). ...

Read More » Posted in: Opportunities arising by Darren Leadsom on 7 October 2013
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Feast or Famine video

"Welcome To My World" was a short Dhamak/More Music project designed to give young people in challenging circumstances the opportunity to express themselves creatively ...

Read More » Posted in: Music Inclusion, Young people by Darren Leadsom on 25 September 2013
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Travelling Again

On Thursday I set off on a trip that takes me from Perth to Bankgok, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shenzen and Singapore. I think in that time I have over 25 performances, 30 w...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 22 September 2013
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Enter our prize draw by completing our survey

We'd like you to tell us about your experience of More Music (whether you've been in our audience or as a participant) so that we can make what we do even better. ...

Read More » Posted in: Press release by Darren Leadsom on 19 September 2013
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EVEN MORE Photography Exhibition

A new exhibition at the Hothouse will commemorate 20 years of music making across communities at More Music. Opening on 21 September, EVEN MORE' celebrates the 20...

Read More » Posted in: Press release by Darren Leadsom on 13 September 2013
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Employment opportunity for young people

General Office Assistant - Strong Voices More Music has a vacancy for an office assistant.  Hours of work are Tuesday 9am-5pm, £6.00 per hour.  ...

Read More » Posted in: Opportunities arising, Young people by Darren Leadsom on 4 September 2013
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Download our new Autumn brochure

Our new Autumn 2013 term brochure is now available for download from our website.  You can download the PDF here.  It has full details of all our classes, gig...

Read More » Posted in: Gigs and festivals, International, Workshops, Young people by Darren Leadsom on 2 September 2013
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20th anniversary exhibition to open next month

As part of More Music's Community Day on 21 September, a new exhibition featuring photographs from across More Music's 20 year history will be unveiled.  Curated b...

Read More » Posted in: Organisational news, Press release by Darren Leadsom on 19 August 2013
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Marketing and Communications Manager vacancy

More Music has a vacancy and is seeking to employ a visionary, dynamic and creative manager who will bring energy and ideas to invigorate More Music's marketing and com...

Read More » Posted in: Opportunities arising by Darren Leadsom on 15 August 2013
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Arts sector researcher wanted

More Music and Art Works are seeking an individual to carry out research to understand the current  state of play for artists from different cultural backgrounds w...

Read More » Posted in: Opportunities arising by Darren Leadsom on 8 August 2013
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BAYBEAT REHEARSAL

Hello folks  Amazing session tonight... 40 of us playing and messing round.. some intense grooves and fun playing. The recording is here on the music player I hop...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 25 June 2013
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The International Visitors Arrive

Today starts the Confluence of River world tour in Lancashire. See https://www.facebook.com/5river for reviews and stories of the trip so far on FB. You can se...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 22 June 2013
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Kite-making workshops on 15 and 22 June

There will be Kite Making Workshops at the Hothouse on Saturdays (15 and 22 June) from 12.30pm until 3.30pm where you can help make giant kites that will be flown at th...

Read More » Posted in: Gigs and festivals, Workshops by Darren Leadsom on 6 June 2013
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Rock The Square acts announced

Young performers will be rocking Market Square in Lancaster throughout June.   Youth Leaders and staff at Morecambe's More Music are staging Rock The Square to s...

Read More » Posted in: Press release, Young people by Darren Leadsom on 3 June 2013
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Raf's interview with Reeps One and Hobbit

Raf from More Music's Youth Leadership Group interviewed Hobbit and Reeps One when they performed at the Hothouse on 15 February, here's his interview Hobbit Interview...

Read More » Posted in: Young people by Darren Leadsom on 20 May 2013
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Oludum

Salvador This is a place of many stories and history ... Made famous in our world by Samba Reggae and how that has transformed the world of street bands across the UK....

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 7 May 2013
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last day in Maraba

Early waking, the street cleaners seem to work every day at dawn so Pete and I get up and go for a stroll. The skies are wonderful; all colours of grey and streaked wit...

Read More » Posted in: by Kathryn Macdonald on 6 May 2013
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Sopras Searching for a Piccolo

On Saturday , the sun was hot and we took a taxi to Nova Cidade, another " significant " area of Maraba that looked very much like a shanty town; hot and dusty and the ...

Read More » Posted in: by Kathryn Macdonald on 5 May 2013
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Casa da Cultura

This is the surprise extra session where we expect to be working with about 7 teachers in 'foundation'. A regular weekly session led by the pedagogic coordinator when t...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 4 May 2013
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Woke up well

Today is Friday and I need to write about Thursday what happened yesterday?  I have no idea, other than I woke up well, I woke up very well. I remember...

Read More » Posted in: by Kathryn Macdonald on 3 May 2013
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May Day

It's a public holiday so there was plenty of action on the street until the early hours so sleep was patchy and full of the strangest dreams. Confusion with the workshop...

Read More » Posted in: by Kathryn Macdonald on 2 May 2013
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The heat is intense

At dawn the bin wagon rattles by the window on metal wheels. We're up and dressed and ready for what the day might bring by 7.30am. Plans for the day have changed and...

Read More » Posted in: by Kathryn Macdonald on 1 May 2013
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Day ends with rainstorm!

The days start early here. People let their many dogs out at dawn and the barking begins. Across the road from our house lives a very frail old woman and her sons. I thin...

Read More » Posted in: by Kathryn Macdonald on 30 April 2013
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New track online

So - I have added a track from the new CD to the player and you can download the whole thing for free via the project site - http://riosdeencontro.wordpress.com......

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 29 April 2013
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Day Five

SO this is Day 5 already and it's HOT HOT HOT. It's a steamy Amazonian heat that doesn't compare ever to any kind of weather at home, a gratifying change from the con...

Read More » Posted in: by Kathryn Macdonald on 28 April 2013
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Amazonia nossa terra

So tonight a great gig to launch this CD created over the last 2 years with young people within this community. It is a key part of a project to stabilise and support a...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 27 April 2013
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Senses

A morning in Belem that takes me down familiar streets, past colonial mansions in disarray, pavements that are so broken up that there is danger at every moment that ...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 26 April 2013
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Belem

and so 3 flights into our journey and we arrive into the humid heat of Belem. Sweat pours off my face after a foray out into the streets to buy cold drinks. We are stay...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 25 April 2013
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Join the Baybeat Streetband!

The Baybeat Streetband is looking for new members to help celebrate More Music's 20th anniversary. The carnival streetband is one of More Music's longest running proje...

Read More » Posted in: Press release by Darren Leadsom on 25 April 2013
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Packing to go

Each day for the last 10 days we have gathered a few more items in our house ready to travel. It is a fascinating time as we start to imagine the next 2 weeks of advent...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 23 April 2013
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Cabelo Seco in 5 days

In 5 days we will arrive in the community of Cabelo Seco in the south east of Amazonia to work for 8 days running workshops, playing music and learning from the young p...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 22 April 2013
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New term starts 29 April

Our new term of music making sessions starts again on 29 April.  You can find out full details of our sessions on our website or you can download a PDF of our new Su...

Read More » Posted in: Gigs and festivals, Organisational news, Workshops, Young people by Darren Leadsom on 18 April 2013
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New Summer brochure available!

Our brand new summer brochure is now available!  It's full of information about all the gigs and events we have coming up this term, as well as details of all our ...

Read More » Posted in: Gigs and festivals, International, Organisational news, Workshops by Darren Leadsom on 15 April 2013
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Photography exhibition open

Simon Dalton's photography exhibition 'Everyday' is open upstairs at the Hothouse until 7 April. It can be viewed during office hours on weekdays and at our events. &...

Read More » Posted in: Press release by Darren Leadsom on 19 March 2013
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Get your music heard at More Music Presents!

We're trying to compile a playlist of local artists to play as pre-show music at More Music Presents gigs. Let us know if you'd like your tunes to get heard and we send...

Read More » Posted in: Gigs and festivals by Darren Leadsom on 11 March 2013
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More Music is chosen charity for Morecambe Day and Sunshine Ball

Thank you to the Morecambe Visitor for selecting us as their chosen charity to benefit from their Morecambe Day and Sunshine Ball this year. You can read the full story...

Read More » Posted in: Organisational news by Darren Leadsom on 8 March 2013
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Welcome to More Music's new website!

Welcome to our brand new website. Have a good look around and you'll find information about: Our live events programme Our regular sessions at the Hothouse Our...

Read More » Posted in: Organisational news by Simon Harrison on 21 January 2013
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