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Welcome to the first newsletter of 2019!

To kick start the year, our Director, Debra King reflects on a packed 2018 - and we give you an exclusive sneak peek of our latest film.
"Paving the way for the music makers of the future"
In our latest blog, Director Debra King reflects on the past year at Brighter Sound, looks ahead at what’s to come across the next 12 months and discusses our work with musicians at all stages of their journey - from early years to early careers.

Have a read...
Watch: The Hexagon Experiment
As the snow continues to fall, we're looking back to sunnier times spent in Newcastle last August delivering The Hexagon Experiment.

Click above to relive these six Friday night events that showcased female talent across music and science – ahead of public release!

We've also released the live recordings from the
Making Waves residency at Sage Gateshead and the Works In Progress residency led by Both Sides Now ambassador Anna Meredith.
Making change backstage

We’re pleased to announce Charlotte Bickley as Leeds Playhouse’s new Trainee Sound Designer, which we're supporting as part of our Both Sides Now programme.

Click here to find out more about what Charlotte will be getting up to over the next three months, and delve deeper into how Both Sides Now is addressing inequalities in all areas of the industry, including backstage, tech and production roles.

Artist Insight
Practitioner Training - book now
Safeguarding Children's Training – Thu 7 Feb, Manchester
A solid introduction or refresher to child safeguarding and the issues surrounding it. This subsidised half-day training session is ideal for anyone who works, or has contact, with children, young people and/or their families.


Music Facilitation in a Workshop Setting – Thu 21 Feb, Manchester
Led by professional musicians and educators Joe Harrison and Phill Howley, discover how to tailor your own musical skills and ideas to any group whilst ensuring your workshops are fun and effective. 
What's On
Upcoming events from us...

Make Noise – Sat 9 Feb, Manchester
Live music takes over Longsight Library for this free one-off event, featuring an exclusive headline performance by BBC Radio 1 playlisted and award-winning artist Natalie McCool, alongside some of Manchester’s most exciting up-and-coming talent.


Junior Jam: Space Travel – Sat 23 Feb, Manchester
We're inviting children aged 4 to 8 to adventure into the far-flung corners of the universe with Kabantu and imagine what kind of music and creatures you might find there!

And our friends...


The Saturday Sessions Taster Day – Sat 2 Feb, Manchester
Company Chameleon are welcoming young people, age 8-16, and their families to a free Taster Session this Saturday at their studio in Openshaw. Try out their fun and creative dance style and watch the professional Company perform.


Good Habits Hosts #2: New Collaborations – Mon 4 Feb, Manchester
Eclectic indie-folk band Good Habits host its second instalment of ‘Good Habits Hosts’ – a gig platform showcasing new music in Manchester. Book tickets for an upbeat yet intimate evening showcase of new writing from an all-female line up.


Baltic / Gilb'R, Kiara Scuro & More – Fri 8 Feb, London
Baltic, a London based recording studio and non-profit event series, have generously offered to raise money for Brighter Sound at a live night of electronic and dance music next month at North London's Five Miles venue.
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Brighter Sound is a creative music charity based in Manchester, working across the North and nationally. We work to make music part of the lives of all children and young people, support emerging musicians to develop their artistic confidence and originality and make the music sector more equal and diverse.
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