Music In Devon Initiative

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MIDI’s new solar-powered PA launch

In 2017, Exeter Community Energy (ECOE) launched their first community fund and Music In Devon Initiative were very privileged to receive a generous £2,000 grant to develop a solar-powered stage. After some research and development, we are ready to launch the PA ahead of our Exeter Street Arts Festival with[…]

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Partnership Music Projects

MIDI have run two highly successful music-making projects within supported housing schemes for vulnerable young people in Devon during 2017 and 2018. The first was at the Amber Foundation in Chawleigh, Mid Devon. This music programme was funded by Youth Music and enabled a music rehearsal and workshop studio to[…]

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Exeter Pop-Up Pianos 2017

In early 2016 , Music In Devon Initiative were approached by Stuart Crewes from Art Week Exeter about a project he thought we may be interested in helping to facilitate. Paula Crutchlow from Blind Ditch was putting together a busking project called Street Lab which would benefit from street pianos[…]

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Lift Off! Lost video footage recovered…

Back in 2014, Mingle Music organised a series of music industry panels and workshops at Exeter Phoenix. The whole event – titled “Lift Off” – was filmed, but due to technical failures, the footage was never edited or made public. However, thanks to the efforts of local IT wizard, Jake[…]

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Exeter Street Arts Festival 2017

Hundreds of musicians, dozens of dancers, a thousand colourful balloons…. Exeter Street Arts Festival returned on a sunny day in August to greet over 24,000 smiling faces! On the last Saturday in August – for many, the last weekend of the summer holidays – the second annual Exeter Street Arts[…]

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Exeter Street Arts Festival 2017

On Saturday 26th August 2017, Exeter city centre will once again be brought to life with dozens of exciting live art performances. Musicians, acrobats, jugglers, thespians, artists, poets, dancers, circus acts, and bands will fill the city centre streets with colour and sound as they perform and interact with passing[…]

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Exeter Pop-Up Pianos project – performance opportunities!

Saturday 13th – Saturday 20th May See who’s playing on our ‘pop-up’ street pianos or have a go at busking yourself! Book a performance time slot by contacting info@musicindevon.org or just turn up and see if one is free. Soloists, duos or trios with accompanying instruments welcome! Open 10-5pm daily[…]

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Exeter Pop-Up Pianos – volunteer piano buddies wanted!

MIDI, Blind Ditch and Exeter Phoenix are looking for volunteers to help out as stewards and piano buddies for our musical live art commissions and pop-up pianos, happening at street sites across Exeter during Art Week Exeter from 13-21st May 2017. Volunteering is a great way to make new friends,[…]

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