Making Music in Notts

Nottingham is an amazing city with so much to offer! Keep watching this space for opportunities with our wonderful partner organisations to make music and take part in fun cultural activities throughout the year.

Drumming & Dancing with BeatFeet!

BeatFeet is offering a new programme of community participatory percussion and dance workshops.

Three modules will be taking place from June 2021 to April 2022, which will explore popular and traditional music and dance from India, West Africa and the Middle East. Adults and children (8 years+) will be able to attend free of charge workshops in:

- Indian Dhol percussion & Bhangra dance

- West African percussion & dance

- Middle Eastern percussion & dance

If you have any questions about joining these workshops, please contact Jude on 07768789668, or send over an email:

NAAC Music & Dance Academy

Nottingham Asian Arts Association (NAAC) Music & Dance Academy aspires to promote and support South Asian Arts through a wide range of workshops for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.

WHERE: Radford Academy, Denman Street West, Radford, Nottm. NG7 3FL

See the flyer below for more information. You can also call Nina Virdi on 07944 051187 or Bhavesh Jani on 07792 247331 to find out more about these opportunities.

Send Project

Send Project are looking to work with young people (ages 13-25) to offer bespoke music mentoring while providing a space for holistic support. They can also offer delivery of the Arts Award qualification.

Currently they are offering two sessions on a Tuesday:

12PM - 4PM music mentoring aimed at young people who are NEET (not in education, employment or training)
5.30PM - 8PM for anyone else

The address is:
The Greenway Centre
Trent Lane

See the flyer below for more information and contact details.

Ultimate Flyby Orchestra

The Ultimate Flyby Orchestra is an orchestra that can morph into a salsa band. One minute it could be a Big Band, the next an Asian Fusion group. A Hollywood session orchestra that transforms back into a classical orchestra or into the unknown...

The UFO consists of highly skilled musicians with links to Nottingham, who are dedicated to providing high quality performances and breaking down barriers between musical styles. Supporting the work of Nottingham Music Service (via funds raised at UFO events), the group provides an exciting and innovative alternative to the traditional orchestral experience.

UFO meets from time to time rather than regularly but will pop up to do a gig on three rehearsals (hence 'Flyby'). We are building a pool of musicians on an invitation basis and will fix the ensemble for each event, depending on availability and the forces needed for the music being performed.

Over 18 and interested in being part of the pool? Email

Sing with the Nottingham Playhouse Choir

The Nottingham Playhouse Choir is a wonderful opportunity for people 16 years and above to make new friends and sing their hearts out! The choir runs every Wednesday from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm during term time and explores a range of music responding to the Playhouse artistic programme. It costs £70 for the term with some support available for people who might not be able to afford the full fee. For more information, please visit the Playhouse website.

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