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Poster for the NRM Get On Board concert

York charity on the right track with inclusive music events

York charity, Accessible Arts & Media (AAM) is taking its ground-breaking group of inclusive musicians on a transport themed musical tour of York, Inclusive Music – Get on Board! departing from the National Railway Museum on Saturday 16th March at 1.30pm, and arriving at the York St. John University Chapel on Wednesday 20th March at 7.30pm.

AAM is a charity connecting local communities, people with disabilities and young people across York & North Yorkshire. Running creative music and arts projects where the achievements and aspirations of everyone are celebrated regardless of their circumstances.

Inclusive Music – Get on Board! showcases the talents and abilities of young musicians from York and the East Riding with disabled and non-disabled young people coming together to perform as equals, kicking off with a FREE event, open to all at the National Railway Museum on Saturday 16th March with the nationally acclaimed Hands & Voices singing and signing choir joined by Inclusive Music Projects (IMPs) singing and signing choirs and music technology composition groups.

We want to make the story of railways told in our museum accessible to everyone, so we’re really chuffed we’re hosting this transport-themed event with AAM.Bob Noble, National Railway Museum

Inclusive Music – Get on Board! concludes at the York St. John University Chapel on Wednesday 20th March at 7.30pm with an eclectic mix of performances from the wonderfully engaging Hands & Voices singing and signing choir, this time joined by student ensembles from the respected BA (Hons) Music course, including Harmony Hands and Samba Band. Tickets (£5, Concessions £3) are available at the York St. John University Online Box Office www.yorksj.ac.uk/performancetickets and On the Door.

We’re so proud to be performing again at York St. John University, as we celebrate our 21st year working in partnership to inspire a legacy of inclusive music in York.Rose Kent, AAM Managing Director
“I thought the concert at St John's was outstanding, wonderfully participative. We talked about it for days afterwards - well done to all!Audience Member from 2012’s concert

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Background info on Accessible Arts & Media

AAM has been an integral part of the cultural and community landscape in York since 1982 when a collective of local filmmakers got together to form York Film Workshop. With a few more names changes and relocations over the years (The Old Dairy Studios, York Artlink, Accessible Arts and Cube Media), Accessible Arts & Media was born in 2008 and with continuing support of its so many members, supporters, funders and friends; the charity has grown into the vibrant and fun organisation that it is today, and will continue to be in the future. More information from www.a-arts-media.org