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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]...


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...