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The initial response to our new Jan-July 2019 anniversary brochure has been very encouraging, within excess of 500 Member course bookings processed to date. I therefore urge non-Members to book swiftly from Monday 6 August in order to book onto your chosen courses to avoid disappointment. Telephones will open from 9am on this day and as we are so busy we regret that we cannot process payments immediately, but instead we will reserve you a place and send you details of how to confirm with payment by email later that day. As detailed in the front of the brochure, once all telephone bookings have been made, the team and I will then process email, postal and online applications.

Please note that we currently have very limited availability on our 2019 pre-formed string quartet courses, so do snap those places up and don’t miss out! It is great to see many of the new courses I have introduced also proving popular: for example, our Lieder Weekend with Simon Wallfisch and our Folk Dance of the British Isles course in January.

Many thanks to all our musicians, stallholders and staff who contributed to the success and enjoyment of our Open Day on 29 July. We all had a wonderful day (despite the weather) engaging with local families and the general public especially through our first family concert. Do watch this space for more information about our future family events! My colleagues and I are always looking for ways to develop our ethos of promoting music education amongst students of all ages.

Another of these initiatives is our Summer Schools programme, the highlight of our August activities. Do check out the list of course vacancies opposite, as we have some last-minutes spaces to fill, and don’t forget we offer discounts for under 27s and bursaries to assist attendance. Please contact info@benslowmusic.org for more information and an application form.
We hope you all have an enjoyable and musical summer break.

Dr Christopher Roberts, Head of Music