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Ghana Study Visit, 2023

In January 2023 Con Brio director Tom Northey was grateful to be asked by carnival arts organisation Global Grooves to co-facilitate a team study trip to Ghana. The group of artists and producers met with local musicians and dancers to learn about Ghanaian cultural traditions,...


Artful leadership against a clever virus

Con Brio director Tom Northey contributed to an article by Dr Kai Syng Tan on how artists have responded to the pandemic. [caption id="attachment_21848" align="alignnone" width="300"] Holly Prest (right), director of Juba do LeãoPhoto:Bill Pilkington[/caption]...


Work With Artists

Throughout 2020 Con Brio has worked with a number of freelance artists to help them plan for a period of personal and professional development, as they were forced to step away from live delivery.  This included support with fundraising and setting a number of research/creative enquiries which would...


Work With Organisations

Con Brio has worked with Pregnant Then Screwed over several years, supporting their fundraising strategy and rapid growth into one of the most important charities in the UK working to tackle The Motherhood Penalty.  ...


Creating Carnival in The Gambia

Con Brio Director Tom Northey was very grateful to carnival arts organisation Global Grooves for the chance to visit The Gambia in February 2018 as part of a group of 39 carnival artists, percussionists and dancers.   The group participated in Kartong Cultural Festival, a unique event celebrating West...


Stockholm Special Schools Performance Project,
Oct 2017

Con Brio has been delighted to work in an advisory role on a fantastic performance project with 32 talented young people from two special schools in Stockholm. Led by Swedish-based musician and creative producer Lucy Rugman, and UK composer Andy Smith,  a team of 8 musicians delivered creative...


Con Brio training project in Copenhagen, Nov 2016

In November 2016 Con Brio and specialist music leader/consultant Ros Hawley travelled to Copenhagen to work with musicians from contemporary music group Figura Ensemble, to help them develop their work in SEND settings. In the blog below, Ros describes the impact of this exchange of...


Copenhagen Music

In March, Con Brio's Director Tom Northey travelled to Copenhagen to meet with three chamber music ensembles.  While each organisation had its own distinct identity and creative plans, a number of common themes emerged:   1.   Core capacity and the challenge of project funding: While Denmark has...

International Training / Exchange Projects

International Training,
Exchange Projects

In November 2015 Con Brio worked with Swedish organisation Musikalliansen to develop a training programme for Swedish musicians, equipping them with the skills and confidence to make music alongside children in special schools.  The training project included intensive workshops as well as a day working...