The Swan Street Collective is a music ensemble for young people living with special education needs and movement difficulties based at Band on the Wall.

Swan Street Collective
Wed 31 May

The Swan Street Collective is a music ensemble for young people living with special education needs and movement difficulties based at Band on the Wall.

We’re delighted to introduce our four fantastic trainees, Delia, Hamdi, James and Andy, who’ll be working across a range of Brighter Sound projects.

Meet our 2017 trainees
Mon 8 May

We’re delighted to introduce our four fantastic trainees, Delia, Hamdi, James and Andy, who’ll be working across a range of Brighter Sound projects.

Sue Harrison, chair of MyHub blogs about diversity, music making and creating a responsive and supportive music education hub. Read more…

Diversity is something to celebrate
Tue 4 Apr

Sue Harrison, chair of MyHub blogs about diversity, music making and creating a responsive and supportive music education hub. Read more…

Our Director blogs on our new emerging musicians strands, and Brighter Sound’s motivations and aspirations around our programmes to develop emerging creative talent

Director's blog: Emerging Musicians programmes
Wed 8 Mar

Our Director blogs on our new emerging musicians strands, and Brighter Sound’s motivations and aspirations around our programmes to develop emerging creative talent

Head of Programmes Kate Lowes blogs about the Brighter Sound Traineeship Scheme and chats to our previous trainees about their experiences…

Explore, learn and inspire: Traineeships at Brighter Sound
Wed 7 Dec

Head of Programmes Kate Lowes blogs about the Brighter Sound Traineeship Scheme and chats to our previous trainees about their experiences…

Chair of MyHub Sue Harrison and director of Brighter Sound Debra King blog about celebrating Manchester’s diverse musical culture at My Music, My Manchester.

Celebrating musical diversity in Manchester
Thu 27 Oct

Chair of MyHub Sue Harrison and director of Brighter Sound Debra King blog about celebrating Manchester’s diverse musical culture at My Music, My Manchester.

Composer Molly Lawes blogs about writing, recording, performing and releasing a collaborative single with pioneering artist Imogen Heap during a Brighter Sound artistic residency.

In residence with Imogen Heap
Fri 7 Oct

Composer Molly Lawes blogs about writing, recording, performing and releasing a collaborative single with pioneering artist Imogen Heap during a Brighter Sound artistic residency.

Virtuoso violinist Jote Osahn blogs about Stroke Choir, a collaborative research project with Manchester University and The Stroke Association…

Stroke Choir
Tue 4 Oct

Virtuoso violinist Jote Osahn blogs about Stroke Choir, a collaborative research project with Manchester University and The Stroke Association…

Professional MC and music practitioner Ben ‘Sos’ Riley blogs about using rap music and mindfulness facilitation in a secure unit for young offenders.

Barton Moss, music and mindfulness
Sat 27 Aug

Professional MC and music practitioner Ben ‘Sos’ Riley blogs about using rap music and mindfulness facilitation in a secure unit for young offenders.

Phill Howley, professional musician, producer and specialist in music engagement in challenging circumstances, blogs about Life on Shuffle, a creative music project for young people.

Life on Shuffle
Tue 9 Aug

Phill Howley, professional musician, producer and specialist in music engagement in challenging circumstances, blogs about Life on Shuffle, a creative music project for young people.