Music Events

We run music events for children, sometimes with their families, often in collaboration with other musical organisations. This page contains details of upcoming events. You can also see and hear highlights from some of our past music events below.

To find out more about any of the events listed, please

Events for children, young people and families

Young Composers' Summer School

  • Dates: 25 to 28 July 2016 with public concert at 6.30 on 28 July
  • Venue: Handel and Hendrix in London, 25 Brook Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 4HB

The Summer School is open to music students who are blind or partially sighted aged 16 and over. There are only six places. The work links to A level specifications and with undergraduate studies. This year's composition brief will be explored with the composer-in-residence Hunter Coblenz and involve composing for Block4, a recorder quartet.

For further details, please see the following flyer.

2016 July HHSS RNIB Summer School Flyer.doc (122.5 KB)

Closing date for applications: Friday 1 July 2016

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

  • Date: Saturday 6 August 2016 from 11:00 until 16:15 (Workshop starts at 11:30)
  • Venue: Opera Holland Park, London W8 6LU

Open to blind and partially sighted children aged between 8 and 12 and their families.

Join us in the magical gardens of Holland Park as we meet Alice and other well-loved characters from Lewis Carroll's book. We shall enter into scenes from the opera, sing songs and act out extracts from Will Todd's family opera before attending a public performance. The opera runs for just over an hour.

Please see the following flyer or for more details. 

2016 August 6 OHP Alice Flyer (Word, 2.42 MB)

Closing date for applications: Friday 22 July 2016

Past events

For information on our past events for adults and children, take a look at our past events page.

Untold Stories video

In 2012, RNIB's partnership with the Handel House Museum was the subject of a short film, created by Mediatrust as part of their Untold Stories series. The film describes how staff at the Handel House have brought the museum alive through touch tours and music workshops for blind and partially sighted musicians of all ages. RNIB would like to thank the Handel House Museum and Mediatrust for the opportunity to tell this story. You can watch the video below.

Download the Untold Stories video transcript, (Word, 33KB).

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