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Hi Polly The Live Music Census is available here - hope it's of use. http://uklivemusiccensus.org/#report%20 Christy
Is this research publically available? I couldn't find it on the AHRC website. Thanks
Many thanks for this piece but I do think that phrases such as "Government’s support" to describe Gift Aid are somewhat...
Posted by philipspedding on Research questions value of Gift Aid scheme
I'm interested by the theories in this article. I'm also interested by i) the fact that my organisation, an NPO, has received no...
Having worked in the Arts sector for both Aldeburgh Music and now for the (unfunded) Cedars Hall in Wells, I completely agree with Ralph...
Posted by Bill Lloyd on Rebalancing funding for rural arts
Rural organisations are strongly linked with their communities, often delivering work only through the support of numerous volunteers....
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I fully agree with your point Claudia, but would suggest that it is worse than playing "music-from-a-person's-era", but...
I read this and I shudder a bit. I have seen too many staff members at care facilities randomly turn on "music-from-a-person's-...
I have blogged about this too - http://www.mummykind.com/2017/12/mental-health-monday-pnd-and-bonding.html When I sang to my baby it...
If a developer wants to punch a load of windows directly abutting someone else's cattle paddock, then the same developer cannot start...

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