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Fighting for the English National Opera’s future

31 January 2024

ENO artists have suspended strike action in their pay and jobs dispute, pending further talks. But that’s only one step in their fight for the future of the company, which is being forced to move out of London in the name of “levelling up”.

Youth services are out of service

12 September 2023

Youth clubs are under threat – to an even greater extent than many other services. This year’s Mercury Prize provided a reminder of their value.

BBC Singers sacked – and reprieved

13 March 2023

Musicians, concert goers and radio listeners have united to condemn the BBC’s decision to close the BBC Singers as part of a plan to cut 20 per cent of jobs in BBC orchestras and music ensembles.

Start the music!

7 June 2020

The world famous Abbey Road studios started recording again on 4 June. Musicans are actively working to get back to work safely and practically.

Celebrate May Day in song

30 April 2020

On this May Day – Friday 1 May – with workers around the world unable to gather in numbers to celebrate the day, we invite all our readers to raise a glass in solidarity and sing the traditional Communist anthem, The Internationale.

Music and the Communist Idea

Sunday 1 May 2016 18:00

Conway Hall Ethical Society talk, Sunday 1 May, 6.00 pm

Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL

A perfect complement to the CPBML’s London May Day meeting: a talk by prominent musicologist Roderick Swanston illuminated by musical examples. See here for details and how to obtain tickets.