Do you play or are learning classical guitar? Interested in joining a local group?

Bmin has recently been introduced to the Bristol Classical Guitar Society by Ciaran Elster, one of the members.
 
Ciaran has recently joined Bmin and can be found on the Facebook Group. We hope to meet up with some of the BCGS members when our monthly meetings return (soon we hope).
 
Bristol Classical Guitar Society’s mission is to promote and extend the profile of the classical guitar in the south west and to bring together players, makers, composers and enthusiasts of all levels. Our meetings include solo and ensemble practice and performance, seminars and masterclasses; our Concert Series presents internationally acclaimed performers. We meet on the second Thursday of the month at 7:45 pm (or 7.30 for pre-arranged group practise) at the Unitarian Meeting Hall, Brunswick Square, BS2 8PE. Membership costs £30 a year, those interested can attend one meeting without joining the Society so that they can then decide whether or not they would like to join. Members have the opportunity to perform solo and ensemble pieces in two annual Members’ Concerts which are open to the public and free of charge.

Bristol City Council Covid 19 Update – August 2020 Week 2

Dear All,

This week’s Items of Interest:

 

  1. The Eat Out to Help Out scheme, by which you get a 50% discount when you eat in at restaurants that are registered with the scheme, is open for the rest of August. This article lists a number of local independent businesses that have signed up (as at 31 July), and you can find up-to-date information on participating establishments here.

 

  1. As the effects of the pandemic became apparent, we launched the OutSet Micro-Business COVID-19 Support programme, designed to respond to the needs of Bristol’s small business community. Businesses with less than 10 employees are able to benefit from immediate help and support from expert advisors. The programme runs until Wednesday 19 August, so to ensure you don’t miss out, email bristolcovidresponse@outset.org or call: 0800 917 9324.

 

  1. As Bristol begins to re-open and accommodation, attractions, shops, restaurants and bars start to welcome visitors once again, Visit Bristol has created a guide with some FAQs about what you might need to know before you go, along with the latest official coronavirus UK guidance; access it here.

 

  1. A new service for residents and businesses based in South Bristol has officially launched. The South Bristol Enterprise Support (SBES) is available both for existing businesses that are looking to grow and also residents who are looking to start a business. The service offers a  range of provision including mentoring for young people in enterprise and support for digital manufacturing, bursaries, grants, pre-start up training packages, access to workshops and business coaching.

 

  1. The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a significant increase in support for and awareness of small businesses in the UK, according to new research; more here.

 

  1. The West of England Recovery Taskforce has backed plans for integrated support for businesses and employees at risk of redundancy due to Covid-19. The support is coordinated through the new Redundancy Response Group that is led by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) and brings together government departments, employers, unions, local councils and education and training providers; more here.

 

  1. The UK Government committed to conduct a fundamental review of business rates and published the terms of reference for the review at the Spring Budget. The call for evidence on the multiplier and reliefs sections closes on Friday 18 September; and for all other sections on Saturday 31 October; more here.

 

  1. SETSquared Bristol’s Breakthrough Bursary scheme is aimed at BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) founders with an existing tech business and first-time entrepreneurs from a BAME background; find our more here.

 

  1. Read more about recent and future road changes and parking bay suspensions across Bristol here.

 

  1. The UK’s first scheduled bus booking system is being trialled in Bristol by First Bus; more here.

 

  1. A record-breaking number of new business formations in June offset a major drop in registrations during lockdown and suggests the beginning of an entrepreneurial recovery. These are some of the findings from analysis of Companies House data by the Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE); more here.

 

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Calling all songwriters!

Calling all songwriters… You’ll be excited to learn that the next edition of @SongwritingMagazine is going to be their first ever print issue – packed with all the inspiration and expertise you could ask for. They’ll soon be launching a crowdfunding campaign through Kickstarter. To find out more and receive exclusive earlybird offers, head over to https://www.songwritingmagazine.co.uk/print-magazine-kickstarter

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Need free legal advice or assistance on music-related matters?

BRISTOL MUSICIANS ADVICE SERVICE (BMAS) is a free legal advice/legal assistance service operated by the University of the West of England.

Comprising of students, supervised by a law staff member with many years of experience in music industry affairs, the service can give assistance on matters involving contracts and intellectual property.

  • Are you worried about your copyrights?
  • Did you sign a contract without understanding the terms?

Make an appointment to talk to us for a free consultation. Through our University connections, we can also introduce you to our colleagues who can assist on accounting and taxation questions.

Contact us by email on Marcus.Keppel-Palmer@uwe.ac.uk

Note: We cannot represent you in court disputes.

Bmin Monthly Meeting: November 2018 with Ether Tickets Founder Charlie Townsend

Check out this months Guest Speaker subject from Charlie……..
TECHNOLOGY FOR MUSIC EVENTS OF THE FUTURE
Technology appears to have a pattern… Around every ten years, we see the next technological advances take hold and go mainstream.  Calculators, PC’s, the Internet, mobile phones, smartphones/tablets are such examples of these leaps.  As both music and technology enthusiasts, we at Ether Tickets believe that we’re at the beginning of a new cycle.  Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence and Crypto-currency/Tokens have had billions invested and continuing to grow.  It’s not a matter of IF, but WHEN these technologies become mainstream… What will the impact of these technologies be on music events? More importantly, what’s happening right now?  We’ll give you our thoughts…
See you on Wednesday 7th November from 12.00pm till 14.00pm.
Colston Hall, 3rd Floor Terrace Bar. Free refreshments and sandwiches.

An introduction to our latest Bmin Gold Member, Donal de Blacam

This month’s Bmin meeting saw the arrival in Bristol of singer/songwriter and guitarist Donal De Blacam. Donal is promoting his album Hypnagogia and we are delighted he has signed up to our Gold Membership. No doubt he will enjoy his new home town and the chance to get out there and perform.

 

For more info on Donal and his music check out his website:

Donal De Blacam Website

June 2018 Bmin meeting announcement

This month BMIN are pleased to welcome guest speaker Brett Leboff of Diplomats of Sound.

Brett has a 20 years+ career in the music industry as a pro drummer, producer, manager, mentor, coach and strategist. He is about to publish a book entitled Staying Sane coming out on 30th May 2018. Be sure to come along for some pearls of wisdom and an insight into his new book.