The Together! 2012 Music Club is closed until further notice, but we have an alternative FREE ‘open mic’ Zoom Together! event on the first Thursday of each month from 7-8pm that combines live music and poetry. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org You can also join in from home here.
The Together! 2012 Music Club usually takes place on the first Friday of each month from 7-9pm [not January]. The Club is FREE and no booking is necessary, just turn up on the day. Compered by artistic director Dr Ju Gosling aka ju90 and run on Open Mic principles, the Music Club plays and enjoys a wide range of music, from Beyonce to the Beatles, from traditional music to original compositions.
No experience is necessary, and we welcome all disabled people and their companions who enjoy playing or listening to live music. There are percussion instruments available for everyone who wants to play along, and most Club nights we also learn some songs together. We particularly welcome performers who wish to try out new material, or are returning to performing after a break, or who want to perform in front of an audience for the first time. Together! Music Club members are now performing regularly in London and beyond.
The Music Club also organises showcase opportunities, including at the Liberty Festival and Newham Show, and special projects and performances. These latter have included working with Carnival percussion, soundbeams and switches and sea shanties, as well as organising instrument master-classes and recording projects. Over the winter of 2014 we created 12 over-sized percussion instruments from recycled construction materials for installation in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for the last weekend of the February 2015 half-term, as part of the Park’s Local Programme. From 2016-18 we worked on a tactile sound project with the Film Club in partnership with Canadian artists, VIBE, building wearable sound devices as well as specialist seating.
In addition to funding from The National Lottery Community Fund from 2019 onwards, thanks to Community First for funding our start-up and venue costs and to Arts Council England for funding special events.