Help Musicians UK to partner with Independent Venue Week

Help Musicians UK is pleased to announce that we have partnered with Independent Venue Week for 2016.

Independent Venue Week is a 7 day celebration of small music venues around the UK and the people that keep them going. In addition to gigs across the country, Independent Venue Week will be providing workshops on live music touring and production for 14-24 year olds, in association with CATO Academy.

Venues are central to the lives of musicians and play a huge part in honing their performance and enabling their talent to shine. They present unique learning and development opportunities for musicians and are the bridge which connects that skill and artistry to their audience, peers and future careers.

Help Musicians UK will be working with Independent Venue Week to raise awareness of mental health issues within the music industry. We will also be sending earplugs to a selection of venues and all of the workshops as part of our #HearForMusicians campaign.

Sybil Bell, founder of Independent Venue Week said:

“We are really keen to work with Help Musicians UK to use live music as a way to reach people who are feeling vulnerable and in need of support. Given that suicide is the biggest killer of men under 50, their work of raising awareness of mental health issues within the music industry is vital.”

Richard Robinson, CEO of Help Musicians UK said:

“We are very excited about this partnership because venues are central to the lives of musicians. Help Musicians UK exists to support musicians at every stage of their careers. Venues play a huge part in enabling their talent to shine, to hone their performance and to bring that skill and creativity to as wide an audience as possible. Venues present unique learning and development opportunities for musicians and are the bridge which connects that skill and artistry to their audience, peers and future careers.”

Visit: independentvenueweek.com for gig listings and more details about the workshops.

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