Collaborative project shortlisted for Manchester Culture Award

Congratulations to everyone involved in our Paris-Manchester: 1918 project, which has been nominated for Best Event in the 2018 Manchester Culture Awards.

Taking place in March 2018 to commemorate the end of the First World War, Paris-Manchester: 1918 was a collaboration between the RNCM and Paris Conservatoire.

The project included three symphony concerts in London, Manchester and Paris (kindly supported by Rothschilds & Co, The Granada Foundation and Ida Carroll Trust), a significant research conference, and an online exhibition that all shed new light on the musical life of Manchester and Paris a century ago.

Paris-Manchester: 1918 is one of five events shortlisted in the category. The results will be announced in November.

Congratulations and good luck also go to the Olympias Music Foundation, shortlisted in the Promotion of Equality and Diversity category. The Olympias Music Foundation was established by PhD student Jo Yee Cheung in 2015 to initially raise musical aspirations in Greater Manchester schools, the OMF has developed significantly over the past three years.

With support from students and alumni, the Foundation now runs singing lessons for the Women Voices Choir for refugees, asylum seekers and victims of domestic violence, and an African drumming workshop for victims of human trafficking, as well as continuing its work with young people in schools and in the community who might not otherwise have access to music education.


2 October 2018