Lili Boulanger and Morfydd Owen - BBC Proms Friday 20 July

There are two events at the BBC Proms on Friday 20 July featuring women composers.

In a Proms Plus talk Rhian Davies, Artistic Director of the Gregynog Festival and author of Morfydd Owen: Never So Pure a Sight, A Life in Pictures, and composer Steph Power discuss the life and music of Welsh composer Morfydd Owen.

Later in the evening the BBC National Orchestra of Wales perform Lili Boulanger's D’un matin de printemps and D’un soir triste and Morfydd Owen's Nocturne along with music by Felix Mendelssohn and Robert Schumann, and parts of the Proms Plus talk will be broadcast during the interval.

ISM & Arts News launch petition to ensure freedom of movement for creatives after Brexit

ISM and A N Arts News have joined together to launch a petition to ensure freedom of movement for creatives after Brexit FreeMoveCreate is a campaign to protect freedom of movement for the UK’s creative industries post-Brexit.

The campaign represents the coming together of more than 30,000 musicians and artists from across the memberships of a-n The Artists Information Company (the UK’s largest artists’ membership organisation) and the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM - the UK’s professional body for musicians) 

Follow this link to find out more about the Free move create campaign

Music Venue Trust bursary scheme for venues to offer work experience to young people

Red Stripe and Music Venue Trust partner on bursary scheme that helps 18-25 year olds gain work-experience in the music industry

Music Venue Trust is delighted to launch another initiative to support grassroots music venues to give young people opportunities to be part of the live music team at your local venue.

The Earn Your Stripes Bursary, funded by Red Stripe and administered by MVT, will enable 50 young people to be placed in internships ranging from lighting assistant and promoter to sound engineer at one of the hundreds of small venues across the UK.

Mark Davyd, CEO of MVT, said: “Creating the next generation of sound, lighting, booking and promotion staff is key to building Grassroots music venues' sustainability and to establishing a much needed succession plan – we want to make sure that the next generation of people running these venues have all the skills they need to create great shows for artists and audiences. We are delighted to have Red Stripe on board to deliver the much needed Earn Your Stripes programme to music venues.”

Here is the link to follow