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APRIL OPEN EVENING: Wednesday 29th April 6-8pm
APRIL OPEN EVENING: Wednesday 29th April 6-8pm

Looking for a unique creative learning experience? Come and find out what we do at our April Open Evening.

At Access to Music, everything is about music and media. You will be in an environment full of people who are every bit as passionate and creative as you - and that includes the tutors! As well as our popular music courses, you can also find out about our exciting new Creative Media course which develops digital media skills in a unique music context.

There are no formal entry requirements and courses are assessed through practical course projects rather than exams. Level 3 courses generate full UCAS points (equivalent to 3 A Levels) for progression to university. The college was graded 'Good' by Ofsted in 2013 and 'Outstanding' by the Independent Schools Inspectorate in December 2014. Tuition, transport and meals are free for 16-18s, subject to eligibility.

To get a real feel of what we do come along to our next Open Evening on Wednesday 29th April between 6-8pm (5-7pm in Brighton).

You will be able to get a tour of the centre, talk to staff and students and have an opportunity to apply online.

The following centres will be open:

  • Birmingham (6-8pm)
  • Brighton (5-7pm)
  • Bristol (6-8pm)
  • Darlington (6-8pm)
  • Lincoln (6-8pm)
  • London British Academy of New Music (6-8pm)
  • Manchester (6-8pm)
  • Norwich (6-8pm)
  • York (6-8pm)

 

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TASTER DAY: all centres (except ICMP) - Wednesday 27th May 10.30am-3pm
TASTER DAY: all centres (except ICMP) - Wednesday 27th May 10.30am-3pm

Want to come along and find out what it's like to be on an Access to Music course?

Well, all our centres are offering a FREE half-term holiday Taster Day in May. You will get a fantastic day of practical media and/or music-making activities.

Taster Days are happening in all Access to Music centres on Wednesday 27th May between 10.30am and 3pm. Please make sure you turn up before 10.30am for a prompt start. Please also remember to bring a packed lunch with you.

Comments from our last Taster Day include:

  • It gave me the opportunity to try things I'll hopefully do next year.
  • Really enjoyed it - made friends and can't wait to be here!
  • It was useful because I now know more about the courses.
  • The activities were fun and the staff were enthusiastic and friendly.


You must book for this free activity to secure your place.

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Events and Open Days
CREATIVE MEDIA WORKSHOP: Access to Music Birmingham - Friday 10th April 11am-3.30pm

CREATIVE MEDIA WORKSHOP: Access to Music Birmingham - Friday 10th April 11am-3.30pm

  • Birmingham

Want to get into vlogging and creative media? Local vlogger Cherry Wallis will be leading a practical holiday workshop for young people aged 14-18 around creating content for social media.

Cherry is a YouTuber, blogger, musician, artist and friend with a passion for beauty, fashion and SFX Makeup. After studying Art and Design for 6 years, she graduated from BCU, and discovered her love for vlogging/blogging.

The day will consist of an introductory session with Cherry followed by a masterclass showing the skills required to create vlogging content using green screen technology.

The event takes place between 11am-3.30pm on Friday 10th April at Access to Music Birmingham, 68 Heath Mill Lane, Digbeth, Birmingham, B9 4AR. Places are limited to 30, so please book!

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OVER 14s CHARITY GIG: Box of Light + Support - The Basement, Lincoln, Friday 10th April 5.30pm

OVER 14s CHARITY GIG: Box of Light + Support - The Basement, Lincoln, Friday 10th April 5.30pm

  • Lincoln

Popular Norwich alternative act, Box of Light, are set to headline an Access to Music over 14s charity night at The Basement in Lincoln on Friday 10th April.

Box of Light, who have been described as 'an impossibly glamorous pop band with a dirty rock and roll heart', have added the Lincoln date to their current UK tour. The band has been together for just over a year and a half, and has spent the last two summers playing 19 different festivals, including Latitude, Green Man, Nozstock, Secret Garden Party and Summer In The City. The event will also feature Lincoln band Secrets for Richard, who feature an ex-Access to Music student, Abilgail Blake plus other acts.

The event, which is open to anyone over 14, starts at 5.30pm at The Basement, which is situated about 2 minutes walk from Access to Music Lincoln on Silver Street. Entry is £5.50 with £1 going to St Barnabas Trust Hospice. Band will be on stage from 6pm. After the show will be a free DJ party.

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MUSIC & MEDIA FAIR: Drill Hall, Lincoln - Saturday 11th April 10am-3pm FREE!

MUSIC & MEDIA FAIR: Drill Hall, Lincoln - Saturday 11th April 10am-3pm FREE!

  • Lincoln

Want to meet some top musicians and DJs, watch student performances and get the chance to have a go on music and media kit? Well, now's your chance as Access to Music Lincoln has organised a free Music & Media Fair at the Drill Hall over the Easter holidays.

The event features:

  • DRUM MASTERCLASS: JASON BOWLD Axewound and Pitchshifter drummer, who has also played with Fightstar and Bullet for my Valentine!
  • DJ MASTERCLASS: MR SWITCH 2014 DMC world champion turntablist spins the decks!
  • MUSIC & MEDIA WORKSHOPS Come and have a go at our hands-on music-making and media workshops.
  • STUDENT PERFORMANCES Performances from students at Access to Music Lincoln.
  • STALLS Check out stalls hosted by top Lincoln retailers.


The fair runs from 10am until 3pm and is open to anyone interested in music and media. The Drill Hall is situated in central Lincoln, close to the Access to Music centre at Free School Lane, Lincoln LN2 1EY.

Book now to ensure your place at the great new event!

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GET YOUR WOOD OUT: Acoustic Showcase - The Black Swan, York, Monday 27th April

GET YOUR WOOD OUT: Acoustic Showcase - The Black Swan, York, Monday 27th April

  • York

Get Your Wood Out is an acoustic showcase of artists at Access to Music York. It includes:

  • Amber Warren, a 16 year old acoustic singer/songwriter. Gigging with her acoustic guitar and piano since 2013, Amber's songs are careful and melodic, with a capitavating vocal performance.
  • Chloe Pullan is a singer/songwriter from York, originally from Leeds. Now 16 years old, she has been singing from a young age and started playing guitar near the end of 2014.


The gig takes place on Monday 27th April at the Black Swan in York and starts at 7.30pm.

APRIL OPEN EVENING: Wednesday 29th April 6-8pm

APRIL OPEN EVENING: Wednesday 29th April 6-8pm

  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Brighton
  • London
  • Norwich
  • Lincoln
  • Darlington
  • York
  • Manchester

Looking for a unique creative learning experience? Come and find out what we do at our April Open Evening.

At Access to Music, everything is about music and media. You will be in an environment full of people who are every bit as passionate and creative as you - and that includes the tutors! As well as our popular music courses, you can also find out about our exciting new Creative Media course which develops digital media skills in a unique music context.

There are no formal entry requirements and courses are assessed through practical course projects rather than exams. Level 3 courses generate full UCAS points (equivalent to 3 A Levels) for progression to university. The college was graded 'Good' by Ofsted in 2013 and 'Outstanding' by the Independent Schools Inspectorate in December 2014. Tuition, transport and meals are free for 16-18s, subject to eligibility.

To get a real feel of what we do come along to our next Open Evening on Wednesday 29th April between 6-8pm (5-7pm in Brighton).

You will be able to get a tour of the centre, talk to staff and students and have an opportunity to apply online.

The following centres will be open:

  • Birmingham (6-8pm)
  • Brighton (5-7pm)
  • Bristol (6-8pm)
  • Darlington (6-8pm)
  • Lincoln (6-8pm)
  • London British Academy of New Music (6-8pm)
  • Manchester (6-8pm)
  • Norwich (6-8pm)
  • York (6-8pm)