Folk in the Fall, a series of eight concerts at the South Bank Centre, London SW1, on November 1-7 will feature artists from the UK, Ireland and Sweden. It includes free foyer events (November 5, 1-5pm), and a family ceilidh (November 6, 2.30-5pm).
Box office: 08703 800400; www.rfh.org.ukfolkinthefall
Music Live! 2005, a show catering for all aspects of music-making, will be held at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, November 4-6.J Seminars on Education Day (November 5), will advise on careers in the music industry, from roadie to rock star. Students can also attend drum clinics, try out new equipment such as decks, guitars, keyboards, woodwind and home-recording technology, and experience a fully loaded live stage. See full report, page 25.
Tel: 0121 767 4557 www.musiclive.co.uk
A new football anthem will be premiered on November 18 at Wembley Conference Centre, London. Pitch Perfect has been created in workshops with schools and clubs around Stamford Bridge and Highbury. The BBC Singers and the BBCConcert Orchestra will join forces with young singers and musicians from Arsenal and Chelsea to launch the anthem, designed to be cutlurally reflective of the communities involved. In March 2006, the song will be available to football clubs across the UK, with a resource pack and website on using the song in your community.On June 9, the opening of the World Cup, the song will be performed at a Big Sing event.
Tel: 020 7765 2968 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Joss Stone and Lemar are joining schools across the country for the Big Sing. At an afternoon rehearsal for the CLIC Sargent children's cancer charity's annual Christmas carol concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London SW7, December 9, they will sing the harmonies to a specially arranged version of "Lean on Me", which will be broadcast by radio to every participating school. The Big Sing aims to smash the Guinness World Record of 83,637 children singing simultaneously. The attempt is being co-ordinated by Young Voices on behalf of CLIC Sargent and the African Children's Choir. Each registrant is asked to donate pound;1.