19 Jun 2023
by Maddy Scott

A selection of various musical programs.
Delve into the concert archives and discover a secret museum of musical delights this September (© Royal Northern College of Music)

Throwing open the concert doors

Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester)

There’s plenty to celebrate at the Royal Northern College of Music! For their 50th anniversary, join a guided tour behind the scenes of the building, visit the Collection of Historical Musical Instruments and see a truly global array of objects, listen to thousands of recordings on the Digital Heritage Booth or have a go at some family-friendly crafts.

Sounds of ye undergrounde

The Shoebox Hub (Norfolk)

Looking for somewhere to cool off? Head below the cobbles of Norwich to find yourself on a hidden street dating back to the 15th century. Guided tours will run throughout the day, accompanied by a local musician to evoke the atmosphere of one of England’s most complete medieval cities.

Soundes of ye Undergrounde

A hidden street below Norwich will be filled with music over Heritage Open Days. (© The Shoebox Enterprise Hub)

Fandom, fanzines and the fenton

Leeds Beckett University (West Yorkshire)

Do It Yourself at this punk themed workshop! Hosted by historians from Leeds Beckett University at the iconic Fenton pub, learn about the politics and music of 1970s and 1980s Leeds while making your own fanzines and mix tape inlays.

Pimms and hymns

All Saints Church (Hampshire)

Ever fancied yourself as a singer? Why not join the All Saints choir to sing through the centuries! Not only will you get the chance to sing a large array of hymns, but also learn about the history of the hymns, writers and music themselves.

All Saints, Basingstoke: Pimms and Hymns

Raise your voice in song to accompany this organ. (© All Saints Church, Basingstoke)

Altos, acorns and art at Allan Bank

Allan Bank, National Trust (Cumbria)

Visit the Georgian villa that was once home to William Wordsworth, soundtracked by a wide variety of musical accompaniments. From a saxophone quartet to folk songs and a traditional ceilidh, there’ll be something for everyone!

PLEASE NOTE - These events were accurate at the time of publication but details are subject to change. Please check the individual entries for more.

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