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

"Trust Your Ears!"

An experimental workshop for teenage musicians aged 13-19 who are blind or partially sighted to explore contemporary music and jam together.

When: Tuesday 14 February 2017 11:00 to 16:30, with a performance at 16:00
Venue: Room 5, RNIB, 105 Judd Street, London, WC1H 9NE

For further information please download the following flyer.

Exploring Handel’s Faramundo

Workshop for blind and partially sighted children aged 8 to 13.

Join us at Handel and Hendrix in London to recreate part of an eighteenth century opera and perform your own twenty first century opera …in a day!

Date: Wednesday 19 April 2017 from 11:00 until 17:00
Venue: Handel and Hendrix in London, 25 Brook Street, London, W1K 4HD

For further details and to request an application form, please contact mas@rnib.org.uk

RNIB and Handel and Hendrix in London Composition Summer School 2017

The 2017 Composition Summer School will take place in London between 24 and 27 July and is open to young composers aged 16 and over who are blind and partially sighted.

You will work with recorder quartet Block4 to compose and notate a piece of music for public performance at the handel and Hendrix Museum on Thursday 27 July. The tutors are Composer-in-Residence at Handel and Hendrix in London, Hunter Coblenz and freelance composer Michael Andrews.

For further details and to request an application form, please contact mas@rnib.org.uk

Events for adults and professional development workshops

If you would like to be kept up-to-date with details of our workshops for blind and partially sighted musicians working, or seeking work in music, please contact mas@rnib.org.uk

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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