Category Archives: Places

‘It’s (Not) Only Rock ‘n’ Roll’ at Barbican Music Library

This exhibition showcases the music photography of Mark Allan, who has spent over 30 years in the music and entertainment photography business. David Bowie, Lady Gaga, Tina Turner, The Rolling Stones, and Jay-Z are just some of the leading performers … Continue reading

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Exam season at Kilburn

Twelve students of the Lucica Trita London Violin Academy came to the Kilburn Library Centre (part of Camden Libraries), to perform their Grade Examination pieces for Library users on Saturday March 9th. As well as solo performances, the concert concluded … Continue reading

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A song for the season

Corelli’s Christmas Concerto was so called as it bears the inscription ‘Fatto per la notte di Natale’ (‘made for the night of Christmas’). The portrait of Francesco Geminiani by Andrea Soldi, now in the Gerald Coke Handel Collection at the Foundling Museum, was … Continue reading

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A celebration of women in jazz

A new free exhibition at Barbican Music Library entitled Women in Jazz – a Celebration of the Past, Present and Future, a collaboration with the National Jazz Archive, presents a musical and social survey of the rich contribution women have made … Continue reading

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Celebrating Make Music Day 2018

Music librarians across the country took part in Make Music Day 2018, on Thursday June 21st. These were just a few of the celebrations…. Westminster Music Library joined in the world-wide celebrations with a “Learn to play mandolin” workshop; which included a brilliant performance by the … Continue reading

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Celebrating in Somerset

Last Saturday 7th February 2015 saw Somerset Performing Arts  Library celebrate National Music Libraries Day. With a full day’s programme it was our best yet. We started the day with our ever popular “Sing for fun” workshop, run by local … Continue reading

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Miraculous Mandolins

“Our mandolin ensemble would like to perform at Westminster Music Library” “Fantastic! Err how many of you will there be?” “Oh just sixteen or so…” Well I like a challenge and we’d never hosted a mandolin ensemble before, how could … Continue reading

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