-Wednesday 7th December, Handelsbeurs, Ghent: international conference on social impact of music making (an initiative of the European cooperative project 'Play Ground') at which Gillian Howell will give a keynote speech, and at which the results will be communicated of the 3-year research on what motivates musicians to want to engage in social and community music programmes in Belgium (see invitation here - registration is free for those who have participated in the research).

-Monday 12th to Wednesday 14th December, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London: 7th international SIMM-posium (in person as well as online attendance is possible)