Unfortunately, the COVID-19 crisis continues to make it difficult for music venues to operate in a sustainable way. Most artists are not yet confident to put together touring schedules for fear of local lockdowns and the challenges of making socially distanced gigs financially viable. Nevertheless, over the next few months we are keen to restart our education programme with a series of workshops and to pilot a few gigs to help encourage the whole industry to get back on its feet. It won't be easy, everything we do is likely to cost more than we make, but we do believe it's worth us doing something to keep in touch with audiences and offer a sense of purpose for artists, crew and experienced tutors and staff as the furlough scheme unwinds. We are only able to do this thanks to the support of Arts Council England, and with the support of trusts, foundations and many individuals who have made awards and donations. If you can, please continue to support us with a donation as we take our first tentative steps bak to recovery - you really will be making a difference!