LUUMIC - LEEDS UNIVERSITY UNION MUSIC IMPACT IN THE COMMUNITY
Leeds University Union Music Impact in the Community Society (LUUMIC) is a 'sister
society' to LUUMS who aim to get involved in the wider community through a shared love of
music. They collaborate with a wide range of organisations - schools, care homes, libraries
and other workshop spaces - in order to spark creativity and help cognitive development.
Volunteers can develop workshops themselves in collaboration with society leaders
and other members before taking their ideas to the community.
Some of our recent projects and collaborations are outlined below - we would love
for you to get in touch if you would like to get involved.
Sunday Band Project
In collaboration with People in Action, LUUMIC have been running a band project for adults with learning disabilities to get together and play music! The project runs every 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month and is held in the University of Leeds music department basement.
All are welcome, if you'd like to join please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Meeting Point are a charity based in Armley who work with Refugees and Asylum Seekers. LUUMIC will hold a singing and percussion workshop on 7th February for a women’s group to engage members and promote social integration and communication through music within the local community.
MENCAP are a charity that work with people with learning difficulties. LUUMIC will be running a music workshop with a group of young adults who attend the centre on the 9th November. In addition, there will be a second project on 17th November for the sibling group members of MENCAP. This aims to encourage and support interpersonal relationships between family members. The project will involve singing and percussion. There is also the opportunity for a mini performance by LUUMIC volunteers.
Students into Schools
The Students into Schools scheme is organised by the University of Leeds and gives students the opportunity to develop valuable skills and experience in local schools by supporting young people in a variety of different projects. For LUUMIC, this will involve leading musical workshops and classes in either primary, secondary or special educational needs schools (SEN). This will involve after school projects that can be done on a one-off or regular basis. Please note that the participation in regular projects will require a DBS check (this can be provided by LUUMIC).