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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...

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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...

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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...

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Flashback: Trinidad R&D Trip
with Global Grooves, December 2014

In December 2014 Con Brio Director Tom Northey travelled with the team from Global Grooves for a 2-week research and organisational development trip to Trinidad. This amazing experience offered new insights into music, culture and arts practice in communities in the UK and the Caribbean....

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Copenhagen Music
Ensembles…

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...

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Playground of wonders…

 On a cold, bright day in February two Greater Manchester arts organisations took part in a study trip to Blackpool, organised by Con Brio.  The team met with local cultural leaders from the council, Grand Theatre, Grundy Art Gallery, and LeftCoast, the Creative People and Places delivery organisation.  In...

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Clore Leadership Programme….

Con Brio's Director Tom Northey was grateful to participate in one of the Clore Leadership Programme's "Short Courses" in December 2015.  Over two weeks, a group of 26 arts managers had the chance to hear from a range of exceptional artists, trainers and cultural leaders, to explore...

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Con Brio Go and See Award,
December 2015

In December 2015 Con Brio launched a competition for current music students to win £200 towards and international study trip.   Each applicant put forward a 50-word proposal, and then voted between themselves on the winner - a bit like 'Come Dine with Me!'. The winning...

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