Celebrating Black History Month with a Minute of Listening

Minute of Listening is an exciting and innovative project that provides primary-aged children with the opportunity to experience sixty seconds of creative listening each day of the school year.  In a partnership with Sound and Music we provide this resource free to all Bristol primary schools with the aim of developing vital skills in listening and creative enquiry to help nurture each pupil’s learning potential.

In October, we’re celebrating Black History Month with a new collection of minutes and related resources. There are 20 minutes of music and sound that explore and celebrate the work of black musicians, artists and cultures from around the world, so you can listen to one minute every school day during the month.  The content is already live, so you can log in now via the link below and take a look!!

Black History Month Minute of Listening Resource

Each minute is supported by a specially-created “Talking Point” and there are bespoke lesson plans available for EYFS, KS1 and KS2.

We’re changing

On Wednesday 23 September 2020 Colston Hall changed its name to Bristol Beacon, and this means we’re changing too.

Bristol Plays Music is run by Bristol Music Trust, the charity that also runs the venue formerly known as Colston Hall. These two organisations will soon unite under one name: Bristol Beacon.

Click below to find out more about how we’re changing, watch our name announcement, and discover how we want everyone to share in the joy of live music.

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