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There are many FREE activities and performances happening in Norfolk for Make Music Day UK on Friday 21 June 2019.

Make Music Day is a free celebration of music, taking place on 21 June. It takes place across the UK and in 120 countries worldwide.

As part of the celebrations, there will be live music in schools, libraries and community centres across Norfolk. Norfolk Library Service, in partnership with Norfolk Music Hub, is making 45 of their libraries open for music performances throughout the day, and with over 40 events planned across the County, Norfolk is set to host the largest number of events in the UK outside of London for the third year in a row!

Make Music Day is a grassroots celebration of music that’s performed by anyone and enjoyed by everyone. Festivities will be taking place on the street, in parks, public spaces, shops and venues and musicians of all abilities can share their music with friends, neighbours and complete strangers.

There is a wide variety of live music to see across the county, from solo acoustic sets to whole schools singing together. There are also opportunities to experience the joy of live music and get involved in your own music-making, such as a joining an open rehearsal with Ashill Community Choir.

To find out more about Make Music Day in the UK, events near you and how to get involved please go to

You can see all of the events listed nationally on the Make Music Day online map. Here is a selection of events taking place throughout Norfolk on Friday 21 June:

Live Music in Libraries:

…and plenty more!

Access Creative College pop up at Castle Mall, Norwich

Access Creative College Norwich will be taking over the Music Lounge at The Castle Mall with a range of music based activities!

Come and get involved with a free DJ workshop, watch one of the acoustic performances, or have a go at performing on the open mic…

If you’re interested in studying a career in music, representatives from Access Creative College will be giving out information and advice about all of the creative courses they offer.

Aylsham Recreation Ground, Tea in the Park

Local choirs and bands will be performing at an event organised by the Aylsham Cittaslow Events Committee, including students from Aylsham High School.

Sandringham & West Newton Primary School

The schools will be having tea and cake with parents, teachers and children followed by a performance by their choir and instrument players.

Clenchwarton Primary School

All music groups that have been practising this year will be taking part in a Music Extravaganza! Year 3 recorders, Year 4 drumming, piano students and the Young Voices Choir will be performing for parents in an evening concert.

Hemsby Primary School

Children in the choir, the recorder group, the school Salsa band and those who have music lessons have been invited to perform in the “Pod” a mini bandstand in the school field. Musical parents have also been offered a slot to perform too.


A mini music festival, featuring violins, pianists, guitarists, singing, class performances, recorder club, ukulele club and the whole school singing together!

Proms in the pit

An outdoor family/community picnic followed by children aged 5-11 years from Hempnall Primary School and Shelton with Hardwick Community School showcasing their musical talents. Children will sing different songs from the Rock and Pop theme. Those who learn the piano, violin, p-bone and guitars will also perform. They will also be joined by a Junk Orchestra as the children from both schools have been working with the company to produce pieces of music using recycled materials only. Choirs from Long Stratton High School and Hempnall Community Choir – made up of parents, grandparents and children from both schools will also perform.

Norwich Playhouse
A relaxed day of hands-on music making for all.

Join the Playhouse Scratch Orchestra! Up to 15 people at a time, plucking, pushing buttons, hitting percussion – play an instrument you’ve never played before. No age limit, free jazz spirit from babies to elders and everyone in-between. Scratch Orchestra co-ordinators Jay and Chris are both professional music makers and make musical instruments from found/broken/borrowed/repurposed objects as well as recognisable musical instruments we all love.

NORCA & Sistema in Norwich, Colegate Connecting (A Great Get Together)

[Saturday 22nd June] An afternoon of music and food, celebrating community and connecting. This free event marks Make Music Day, Refugee Week and the Great Get Together. NORCA & Sistema in Norwich will be providing an programme of live music performances through the afternoon in the Octagon Chapel car park.