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Welcome!  Live In The Lodge is a community-led intergenerational music programme in Falcon Lodge, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, running since autumn 2016.

At its heart, Live In The Lodge offers weekly music and instrumental lessons, workshops and rehearsals – open to the whole community, with free instrument loan – on guitar, ukulele, drums, spoken word, improvisation and a community choir, with participants playing and learning together hailing from each decade since the 1930s to 2010s!   Alongside our weekly sessions, there are regular participant performances, both in Falcon Lodge and across Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham, and visiting professional guest artists joining us for concerts and gigs in the community.  Take a look at our photo galleries to get a feel for everything we do!

From Autumn 2019, we hope to be able to grow the Live In The Lodge programme, with a second weekly day of instrumental lessons and rehearsals to meet growing demand; a series of workshops and performances in the six local schools/colleges for primary and secondary pupils, and students with learning difficulties and special needs; a children’s choir drawn from across the two local primary schools, joining with our existing community choir throughout the year; co-designed workshops in music production for young people; regular specialist participatory performances for families, parents and young children; pop-up music sessions across the summer, Easter and Christmas holiday periods; music for young carers; bi-monthly professional guest performances in Falcon Lodge from a whole range of genres, chosen by the community.

Live In The Lodge is produced by Mubu Music Projects CIC.

From autumn 2016 through to July 2019, LITL was co-produced alongside Town Hall Symphony Hall Birmingham. The programme has been very generously funded to date by the Sutton Coldfield Charitable Trust, and Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council, to whom we give enormous thanks!  Year One was also funded by Connecting Communities Through Culture (Birmingham City Council, Arts Council England and DCLG).

Sutton Coldfield Charitable Trust       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Come and have a go!

Do you live, work or go to school in and around Falcon Lodge?  If you (or your children) would like to come and try any of our friendly weekly sessions, or join in with the community choir, drop us an emailhello@liveinthelodge.co.uk – or say hello on our Facebook page.  If it’s easier to call, leave a message at our office on 0121 794 0552 and we’ll get back to you soon!  (We are also at Falcon Lodge Community Centre each week (from mid September) between 3-8pm if you would like to come and say hello and see what we’re up to!)

(Priority for all instrumental sessions is given to everyone who lives, works or goes to school/church etc in Falcon Lodge and the immediate vicinity).

 

Email Updates …

We send emails to everyone each week with updates on the weekly times, groups, upcoming events, news and photos!  If you don’t need to receive practise times every week and just want to come to some performances or keep up to date with LITL news, we send a monthly update too!  Just pop your details below and tick which emails you’d like to receive, then check your email inbox to confirm

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