Robin Hood – Livestream Pantomime

In partnership with Charanga, Blue Sky Creative and St George’s Theatre,  Norfolk Music Hub are excited to announce Robin Hood – a school-friendly end-of-term celebration written especially by Nick Earnshaw!

Pupils from across the UK are invited to take part in our end-of-autumn term pantomime with songs from Charanga available to learn in advance so that your class can sing along with the pantomime stream.

Targeted at Primary students either in school or learning from home, this exciting new project will feature songs to sing along to, with resources you can teach in the weeks leading up to the performance. There will also be three signing videos and the whole performance will be Makaton signed. Captioning can be added so all lyrics and script can be displayed throughout the performance to ensure it is accessible to all.

On Monday 18th December 2023, students across the UK will be able to tune in to our stream and sing along with the performance. The performance will commence at 1.30pm and last approximately 1 hour.

We encourage schools and pupils learning from home to dress up as their favourite pantomime character on the day of the performance. We’d love to see your rehearsal and performance videos or photos!

Please tag us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram and share using the hashtag #AreYouPantoReady?

Event details:

  • Date: Monday 18th December 2023
  • Time: 1.30pm –  one act pantomime
  • Location: Your school, front room or anywhere where you can sing along and join in!

Cast from Jack and the Beanstalk, December 2021

About Robin Hood

From the team who took your school to the tower of Rapunzel, up a beanstalk into the sky and flew you to Neverland last year… Don’t miss the ultimate pantomime adventure Robin Hood!

Join the most heroic outlaw of them all as the arrow-shooting hero Robin Hood strives to win the hand of the beautiful Maid Marion, while he and his trusty Merry Crew, along with Little John and Fairy Buttercup outwit the evil Sheriff of Nottingham.

Rapunzel The Lockdown Pantomime, December 2020

It’s a show packed full of comedy, action, adventure, and plenty of amazing songs for your class to learn and sing along to.

Robin Hood features all the ingredients of a perfect pantomime a fabulous cast, laugh out loud comedy, fantastic dancers and popular songs. An exciting addition this year, we will need your help in your own classroom as well to help save Robin Hood!

Book your journey to adventure for your whole school now!

How to register

  • You will receive an email to confirm your registration and further details.
  • Any students registering at home must have permission from a parent/carer and must be registered by a parent/carer.
  • You will need access to Charanga to access the resources in advance. If you have a purchased subscription you will be able to access the resources from 1st November. If you would like to trial Charanga and use the resources you can obtain a free 30 day trial with full access to the resources for Robin Hood Free Trial – Charanga . You do not need to have a licence to view the pantomime.
  • The pantomime will be streamed on a private YouTube channel, with full access details being sent out a few days before the performance.
  • Registration closes on Monday 11 December

Register here


Coronation Celebration – music-making family experiences in Gorleston!

Norfolk Music Hub are delighted to partner with Gorleston Pavilion and Bandstand, Enjoy and Peach (Local Cultural Education Partners) and Suffolk Music Hub to offer a coronation celebration like no other. Performances will take place throughout the day with the King’s coronation being screened for all to see.

Date: Saturday 6th May

We are inviting soloists, groups, ensembles and choirs, dance troupes and performance acts aged 25 and under to join us in sunny Gorleston for an all-day musical extravaganza to mark the Kings coronation.

Performance slots are now full. Please contact Amelia Rous Milligan if you are interested in being added to the reserve list.

As well as the opportunity for young people to register to perform, we are offering two music-making family experiences!

The day will commence with a Samba celebration March around Pavilion Gardens, followed by performances from local young talent. At 2pm we will come together for a mass commemorative singing initiative, culminating in a performance form Norfolk’s County Symphonic Wind band at 4.15pm.

Join us for the King’s Samba Celebration March around Pavilion Gardens

  • 10.30am

Bring your family along to join us for a fun filled musical march around Pavilion Gardens, offering families the chance to play a percussion instrument and make musical memories to celebrate the King’s coronation.

Register here

Sing for the King

  • 2pm-2.30pm

Families from across the eastern region are invited to join us for a sing along of fitting family friendly anthems to celebrate this wonderful occasion. Lyrics will be displayed on a large screen and you will accompanied by a live band. Suitable for all from 0-99 years of age. You do not need any singing experience.

Register here


Date: Saturday 6th May
Time: 10am- 5pm
Location:  Gorleston Bandstand
Address: 5 Pier Gardens, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth NR31 6BU [view map]

In the case of inclement weather performances will take place in Gorleston pavilion.

Itinerary for the day

  • 10am- 10.20am: My Choir Rocks – Youth Choir opening the celebration
  • 10.30am- 11am:  Family friendly Samba Celebration March around Pavilion Gardens
  • 11.10am-2pm: Live Music on the Pavilion Bandstand from young local talent
  • 2pm-2.30pm: Sing for the King, family singing celebration for all
  • 2.30pm-3.15pm: Live Music on the Pavilion Bandstand from young local talent
  • 3.15pm-3.35pm: Aylsham Cluster Band
  • 3.35pm-4pm: Live Music on the Pavilion Bandstand from young local talent
  • 4.10pm-4.45pm: Norfolk County Symphonic Wind band grand finale performance


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Benedetti Foundation Music Service Sessions with Norfolk Music Hub

The Benedetti Foundation is delighted to be working in partnership with Norfolk Music Service and Inspiration Trust to bring ‘Music Service Sessions’ to Norfolk on Thursday 26th May, 2022!

Young string players (violin, viola, cello, double bass), from year 3 – year 8, and working from approximately pre grade 1 to Grade 3 level, are invited to join us for a day of making music together. Please note no exams need to have been taken and these grades are given as a guideline.

This day has been designed for students. We want them to absorb as much as possible, leave any nerves or worries at the door and be relaxed, yet focused. Intense, yet calm. Our sole intention is to inspire young string players. In order for us all to gain the most from the workshop, we will require a level of commitment from teachers and students as we work towards the sessions. Regardless of your level, we want to help students to remember that to be good at something, and therefore experience more enjoyment, it takes consistent and intelligent work. It doesn’t happen on its own.

By signing students up to this workshop, you are also signing up for preparation. It doesn’t have to take long, but consistency is key. We have put together a tutorial video and a play along track to help you all with your practice, which will be available from mid-April. We are looking to create a balanced string orchestra and some instruments may fill up sooner than others. We will be in touch with the number of places your school has been allocated by May 3rd. Please register your interest in the opportunity by Friday 29th April.

On the day, we will be working with an amazing team of tutors: Rachel Cooper and Alice Kent. Click on their names to read more about them.

This day is free of charge and has been generously supported by The Ranworth Trust, The Chivers Trust, The Timothy Colman Charitable Trust and The Educational Foundation of Alderman John Norman. It also includes a Twilight CPD.

Find out more and register

Music Worldwide present Connecting Cultures

Music Worldwide present Connecting Cultures, a series of six international music concerts which will be taking place across heritage venues and theatres in Norwich from 28th February to 11th March 2022.

The concerts explore traditional and sacred music from countries including Bulgaria, Zimbabwe, India, Venezuela, Sub Saharan Africa and Syria. To find out more about the Connecting Cultures programme click here.

Tickets, including concessions for Under 16s, are on sale from the Norwich Theatre Royal Box Office. If you would like to attend more than one concert, you will need to book each concert separately via the page links below.

Monday 28 February: The Luzmira Zerpa Ensemble (

Tuesday 1 March: King Gurcharan Mall (

Friday 4 March: The London Bulgarian Choir (

Monday 7 March: Anna Mudeka & The African Choir of Norfolk (

Wednesday 9 March: Maya Youssef Ensemble (

Friday 11 March: Justin Adams & Mohamed Erribbaa Ensemble (

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A Royal Salute at the 2022 Royal Norfolk Show

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s long reign on the throne of Great Britain will be celebrated with a mammoth performance comprising music, singing and dancing by over a thousand young people and adults from across Norfolk, at the Norfolk Showground as part of the 2022 Royal Norfolk Show!

Produced under the auspices of the Lord-Lieutenant and forming the centrepiece of the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association’s 175th anniversary, the Salute will be a celebration of the music and heritage of the Nation and the Commonwealth. Musical direction will be by David Stowell from Norfolk Music Service with assistance from Marcus Patteson from Norfolk Sistema and Ashley Grote of Norwich Cathedral. Anna Mudeka will choreograph the hundreds of young people, and overall direction will be by Peter Wilson.

It is intended that the Royal Salute will be a special and spectacular thanks for Her Majesty’s lifetime of service dedicated to the people of Great Britain and the Commonwealth.

We are delighted to offer Norfolk educational settings the opportunity to participate in this performance on either Wednesday 29th June or Thursday 30th June.

Find out more

Registration closes at noon on Thursday 10th February.

Create Yarmouth: London Mozart Players

The Create Yarmouth programme invites local people to create and perform music within Great Yarmouth, and culminates with a performance. Musicians from London Mozart Players will be running community workshops for early years to elderly, and they are working with Creative Collisions to recruit Young Promoters who will work with industry professionals.

Students from 4 schools in the region will be taking part in creative workshops with Sarah Freestone, multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger. Together they will work on a new piece as well as orchestral repertoire by 2 WCET violin groups, to be performed at the culmination concert on Thursday 14th October at Minster, Great Yarmouth.

For this culmination event, there will be performances for school groups in the afternoon and for people connected with the participants and general public in the evening.

The schools involved in this project are: Caister Academy, Lynn Grove Academy, Woodlands Primary Academy, and Wroughton Primary Federation.

Afternoon concert: 2pm – 3.15pm

The London Mozart Players’ concert on 14th October will begin at 2.00pm and last approximately 75 minutes with no interval. Presented by music leader Sarah Freestone, the programme will include amazing music by a range of historic composers as well as a brand new piece made and performed with over 100 young musicians from Great Yarmouth.

The afternoon concert for schools is free to attend and no tickets are required. It is a wonderful opportunity for school groups to experience a live music event in a safe large venue, and to be inspired by a world class professional orchestra and talented young musicians from the local area.

Evening concert: 7pm – 8.15pm

A special performance by the London Mozart Players and 100 young musicians from Great Yarmouth, featuring a brand new piece they have created with composer Sarah Freestone, as well as orchestral music from around Europe.

Come and be inspired by a world class professional orchestra and emerging young talent from the local area.

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Secondary Vocal Celebration 2021

Norfolk Music Hub are delighted to invite you to join in with a Secondary Vocal Celebration (formerly known as High School Choir’s Festival)!

We are inviting all key stage 3 and 4 students across the county of Norfolk to register to join us for our Covid recovery, well-being celebration at St Andrew’s Hall. The programme has been put together to support teenagers with songs that they will recognise, encourage positivity and celebrate what an impact music can have in our lives.

The concert will also showcase a new piece written by Emily Barden and students from across Norfolk about the county we live in, and a live performance of Phoenix Rising (a lockdown project with Orchestras Live, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and James Redwood).

Norfolk Music Hub are delighted to be partnering with Emily BardenLee Gibling,Orchestras LiveRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra, James RedwoodThe Come and Sing Company and Viking Sound and Lighting to deliver this exciting opportunity.

Find out more and register

Set the Tone – Track of the Week

The Set The Tone project is excited to launch the next phase of their contemporary music strategy to support young ‘up and coming’ unsigned musicians in Norfolk!

Fortnightly, commencing on Friday 17th September at 5pm, we will be introducing you to a new original track and finding out a little more about the singer/songwriters behind the tracks.

FAQs: Set The Tone Track of the Fortnight

Is this opportunity just for soloists?

No, we welcome submission from bands, groups and soloists.

Do I need to submit a video and audio?

You can submit either a video or audio track.

How do I submit a track?

You will simply upload your audio or video using the registration form below.

How will I know if my song has been selected to be Track of the Fortnight?

You will be contacted via the email address you supply when you submit your original track 24 hours before you are due to be our ‘Track of the Fortnight’.

What other information do you require?

We will ask you to submit a short biography about yourself, what instruments you play, your musical background, your inspiration for the track you have submitted and your aspirations for the future. We would also like to include a picture of yourself or your band.

Where and when will my track be shared?

We will post on Norfolk Music Hub’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram a link to our Track of the Fortnight page on our website. There people will be able to listen and view your work as well as find out further information about you. We will also keep our any previous Track of the Fortnights visible on the page for 12 months after they appear.

How old do I need to be?

This project is for students aged between 14 and 18 residing in Norfolk.

Does it need to be a certain genre of music?

We welcome any genre of contemporary music, with or without vocals (including electronic music).

Will there be additional opportunities for me to showcase my work?

When signing up for this opportunity we ask if you would like us to share your details with BBC Introducing Norfolk and if you would like us to contact you further with live performance opportunities. We will hold your details on record for 12 months.


Register here

Rehearse and Play with the British Army Band Colchester

Norfolk Music Hub are offering a fantastic opportunity for young people across Norfolk to rehearse and play with the British Army Band Colchester on the 3rd of October, 2021.

We are delighted to welcome the British Army Band Colchester to Norwich and offer any student in Norfolk working at grade 5 standard and above on a woodwind, brass or percussion instrument the opportunity to join us for a play day.

Date: Sunday 3rd October

Venue: Gresham’s School, Cromer Road, Holt NR25 6EA

Cost: Free of charge to young people residing in Norfolk

Timings and schedule:

  • 10.30am arrive
  • 10:30 – 12:30 Initial rehearsals- Full band
  • 12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 – 14:30 Sectional Rehearsals
  • 14:30 – 15:30 Final rehearsal – Full Band
  • 15:45 – 16:30 Careers Brief and 15 -20 minute performance to parents (if no restrictions on numbers are in place)
  • 16:30 – Pick up


Find out more and register here

Jack and the Beanstalk – Livestream Pantomime Coming December 2021

After the success of Rapunzel the Lockdown Pantomime in 2020, we are delighted to invite you to join us for Jack and the Beanstalk! Here comes the Fee, Fi, Fo, FUN!

Pupils from across the UK are invited to take part in our end of autumn term lockdown pantomime!

In partnership with Charanga, St George’s TheatreSheringham Little Theatre and NYMAZ, Norfolk Music Hub are excited to announce Jack and the Beanstalk– a school friendly end of term celebration written especially by Nick Earnshaw.

Targeted at Primary students either in school or learning from home, this exciting new project will feature songs to sing along to, with accompanying resources which will be available on Charanga from October 1st.

On Thursday 16th December 2021, students across the UK will be able to tune in to our livestream and sing along with a live band. The performance will be signed and captioned to ensure it is accessible to all.

We encourage schools and pupils learning from home to dress up as your favourite pantomime character for the day. We’d love to see your rehearsal and performance videos or photos! Please tag us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram and share using the hashtag #AreYouPantoReady?

If you’ve got any questions about Jack and the Beanstalk please email

Get ready to climb a beanstalk full of adventure, laughs, songs and family entertainment!

Join lazy Jack as he gets used to life beyond lockdown, his trendy but embarrassing Mum (Dame TikTok), his love interest from the local council (Jill Weaver) and his pet Cow who has learned how to talk (Colin). Will they be able to get to the top of the Beanstalk and defeat the evil Giant?

From the team who brought you Rapunzel: The Lockdown Pantomime, which last year performed not only in theatres but streamed to over 200,000 school pupils around the UK.

Watch the trailer:

Event details

DATE: Thursday 16th December 2021
TIME: 1.30pm – warm up | 1.45pm – 2.40pm – one act pantomime
LOCATION: Your school, front room or anywhere where you can sing along and join in!

How to register

  • You will receive an email to confirm your registration and further details.
  • Any students registering at home must have permission from a parent/carer and must be registered by a parent/carer.
  • You will need access to Charanga to access the resources in advance. All Norfolk schools have access to this as part of your Hub Subscriptions. Norfolk schools can contact to discuss this further. If you do not live in Norfolk further instructions will be emailed to you on the 1st October on how to obtain a free trial of Charanga with access to the resources in the lead up to panto.

Register here