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Amy’s Album | Entry #1

Posted by More Music on 17 May 2023

Working at More Music for the past four weeks has been a really engaging experience. I’ve been involved in a wide variety of tasks and events which has kept the process really exciting.

My first task has been to redraft a zine, which I have found particularly interesting as an English and Creative Writing student. The story focuses on the experiences of More Media Collective during the pandemic and how they adapted to the lockdown restrictions. It’s impressive reading about everything that was accomplished, considering that all in-person music events were suspended. Having faced similar challenges myself during the pandemic, I’ve found the subject matter creatively inspiring. I’m enjoying the redrafting process as it has given me the opportunity to flex my writing muscles and try my hand at professional ghost writing.

I’ve also been interviewing past participants of More Music to compile case studies for their 30-year anniversary celebrations. So far, everyone I’ve spoken to has emphasised the sense of community that they have found through the organisation, which definitely reflects my own experiences. Everyone here has been so welcoming and friendly, which has really helped me to settle in.

I’ve relished the opportunity to get involved with More Music’s sessions and events. On my first day, I was able to watch Bill’s On the Beat session. Having previously worked with neurodiverse young people in schools and through Scouting, it was a really enjoyable session to participate in. More Music does a great job of creating safe spaces and celebrating neurodiversity.

My favourite experience so far however has been participating in the Cross Bay Walk. Several hundred people walked six and a half miles from Arnside to Grange Over Sands – from one side of the bay to the other – across the sands at low tide. As one of several charities involved in the event, the walk raised over £2000 for More Music. It was a surreal experience trekking barefoot and wading through the water with so many other people. The landscape was transformed at low tide which was amazing to witness.

I’m looking forward to my remaining time here and throwing myself into lots of new experiences. It’s been a great opportunity so far and I can’t wait to see what I get involved in next.

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