Keith Ames

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Canterbury studio

I drove down to Canterbury this morning to spend a few enjoyable hours with producer and old friend Greg Fitzgerald at his superb rural retreat and studio.

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Events Industry Forum

I was invited by the Events Industry Forum and James Heappey MP to attend the launch this afternoon, in the Churchill Room at the House of Commons, of the Forum’s report into the value of UK outdoor events to the economy.

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MU in the media

In partnership with the team at Kindred PR, the MU yesterday launched its campaign to combat harassment in the music industry. This follows our recent survey of members into the issue, which highlights the disturbing number of incidents that have occurred in recent years.

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UK Music Comms

I arranged with UK Music for the MU to host this month’s Comms Committee meeting at our Oval HQ today and so, at half past three this afternoon, I welcomed representatives from all the organisation’s members to 60-62 Clapham Road.

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Beckenham CC Committee

I attended the first meeting of the Beckenham Cricket Club Junior Section Committee this evening, in which we reviewed how the matches in the summer of 2019 were administered and how we could collectively improve the experience for players and parents, plus put plans in place for encouraging membership in 2020.

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The Musician (autumn 19)

I am pleased to report that the autumn issue of the MU’s award-winning magazine, The Musician, is being posted to UK based members in sustainably sourced and fully recyclable paper envelopes for the first time.

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Kingston kicks

I spent an enjoyable  afternoon visiting Kingston. Firstly dropping into Printstore where designer Steve Ames was ready to assist in creating “Musicians’ Passport” images for our promo materials ahead of the impending party political conferences.

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Meeting AFCB

My son Ben and I are spending a few days in my hometown of Bournemouth, enjoying the summer sun and visiting old haunts around the town and in the neighbouring  Christchurch and Poole.

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Two days in Bath

I completed my regular mid-summer visit to magazine publishers Future Fusion in Bath today. I caught the 8am train from Paddington yesterday and arrived in good time to have a full day working on the autumn issue of The Musician magazine.

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Sarastro

I caught a train from Beckenham into Charing Cross this evening to visit Sarastro in Covent Garden and to meet up with Luisa Santiago, the Brit School graduate, who had been one of the songwriters at the Chris Difford retreat I attended earlier this month. She was performing at a weekly residency at the restaurant in Drury Lane alongside her father, Gustavo, a percussionist.

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