What is Olympias Music?
Olympias Music is a multi-award-winning charity which brings music to communities in Manchester. We believe that everyone should be given the opportunity to participate in music-making and engage with music, regardless of background or income, and that these encounters can be life-changing.
Since 2015, we have delivered over 750 free music lessons, 22 workshops and 15 concerts in the community - from violin lessons for children on free-school meals, to community choirs for BAME women and school children. In 2017, we won the Grassroots Champion category of the national Community Integration Awards. At the inaugural Manchester Culture Awards in November 2018, we were awarded the Promotion of Equality and Diversity prize in recognition of our work with children, refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable adults.
In May 2019, Arts Council England awarded us £23K for our latest project, Making Manchester - a multi-media performance exploring real-life migration stories to UK, as told by 60 pupils from DTA secondary school, through music, poetry and physical theatre.
See Making Manchester at 7pm on 30th October at the Royal Northern College of Music.
Community Integration Awards
Grassroots Champion 2017 Video
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