To the Beat of the Drum Podcast – Life in Lockdown

A series of 5 podcasts were released throughout Good Relations Week looking at the work of the Bands Forum over the past 10 years and its work during lockdown.

This episode was presented by Andrew Lynch, Londonderry Bands Forum Educational Outreach Officer and Stephen Porter, Londonderry bands Forum Co-Ordinator. A look at the Londonderry Bands Forum work and approach to adapting to working during lockdown. We looked at how the Forum adjusted some of their programmes to be able to continue during lockdown and how they were able to engage with a wider audience. We were also joined by Brian Dougherty from the North West Cultural Partnership that moved their Annual Fringe Festival online and how they adapted work during lockdown.

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Derry City & Strabane

Londonderry Bands Forum

Organiser Bio: The Londonderry Bands Forum are members of the Confederation of Ulster Bands and have lobbied on behalf of all bands with government and statutory agencies in order to try to stop music, culture and bands being used as a political football between various political factions. The organisations offers practical employment based training to members through Event Management and Driving Skills courses. They have also offered young leader training and work on media training, both social and mainstream, and promote achievement for all in the education system.

Contact Name: Stephen Porter

Contact Number: 0780 931 5636

Contact Email: [email protected]

Address: 20-22 Hawkin Street Londonderry BT48 6RE

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