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.

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Events for children, young people and families

Friday Afternoons: A vocal, creative workshop based on songs by Jonathan Dove

Date: Friday 28 October 2016
Time: 11:00am to 16:30pm

Location: RNIB, 105 Judd Street, London, WC1H 9NE

This workshop is for musicians, aged eight and over, who are blind or partially sighted and enjoy singing and songwriting. It is part of Friday Afternoons, a national project to encourage young people to sing which has seen 80,000 young people take part since 2013.

We shall sing some of the new songs written for the project in 2016 by Jonathan Dove, guided by soprano Elizabeth Capener, and then work in groups to create some new songs to perform to friends and families at 16:00.

For further details, please download the flyer below.

For an application form, please email The workshop is free of charge but an application form must be completed by 14 October 2016.

For further details about the project and our workshop leader please visit and

Events for adults and professional development workshops

Our latest professional development workshop was at London's Wigmore Hall and focussed on the art of improvisation. You can find out more by reading our Tactile Music Workshop report.

We are planning our next series of music events for adults and professional development workshops.

Please bookmark this page to check for updates. Alternatively please email or telephone 0207 391 2273 if you would like to be kept up-to-date.

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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