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Strategies for Change

Thursday 9 June 2022

10.00am - 12.00pm

Online via Zoom


Course leaders: Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan and Remi Fox-Novák, curated by Brenda Rattray

This online session will build on ‘Strategies for change: Beyond the buzzwords’, which took place in February 2022. This session will be a chance to listen, share and discuss ideas on more strategies for change.

What will your organisation look like ten years from now?
What are the barriers that may prevent people applying to join your organisation?
Look around you… if everyone in your team looks like you, is that something that you need to begin to question? 

During the session:

New Delegates will have the opportunity to engage with the ideas recapped from part I as those who attended Part I share their experiences and reflections in conversation with Suhaiymah and Remi.

What did you try? What worked? What didn’t work? What were the challenges faced?
If you didn’t try anything, why not?

All Delegates will get the opportunity to identify problems that exist within their organisations and explore how to find deep and lasting solutions to specific changes as a group and / or in break out spaces.

In this session you will:

  • Have the opportunity to identify problems that exists within you organisation / sector
  • Be encouraged to think about specific changes that you would like to see within your organisation / sector
  • Work together to find solutions to specific changes that need to be made
  • Explore precise actions that you can take to be an instigator of change

Who is this for?

  • Project managers in music/arts
  • Community music and arts organisation staff
  • Music Education Hub staff and leaders
  • Workshop leaders/Animateurs
  • Early years music practitioners
  • Parents
  • Those in any relationship

This session is for anyone who wishes to be a changemaker, and would like to explore some of the tools and strategies that can help to facilitate change.

What will you get out of the session?

  • Leave feeling empowered to try new ideas and instigate change within your organisation
  • The knowledge that you, as an instigator of change, are not alone
  • A space built on a foundation of kindness and support, by each other, Suhaiymah, Remi, Brenda, and the Sound Connections team in attendance


£25 – Individuals/freelancers; £35 – Organisations with a turnover of less than £100k; £45 – Organisations with a turnover of more than £100k*

We actively encourage teams from organisations to attend our training courses, to facilitate ongoing discussion and change in your workplace. Group discounts are available for organisations sending groups of 3 or more colleagues. Please contact for information.

*We have a number of bursary places available on our training programme for individuals who have lost income as a result of the pandemic or other circumstances. Please email with a request for a training bursary.

Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan (she/her)

Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan is a writer, poet and educator disrupting understandings of history, race, knowledge and violence. She works to equip herself and others with the tools to resist the oppressive conditions we live in and work towards another reality.

Suhaiymah is co-author of A Fly Girl’s Guide to University  (Verve Poetry Press, 2019), author of Postcolonial Banter (Verve Poetry Press, 2019), and Tangled in Terror: Uprooting Islamophobia (Pluto Press, forthcoming 2022), as well as host of the Breaking Binaries podcast (currently on hiatus). She has essays in I Refuse To Condemn (Manchester University Press, 2020) and Cut From The Same Cloth? (Unbound, 2021) and has written for The Guardian, Independent, Al-Jazeera, and gal-dem.

Suhaiymah’s poetry has millions of views online and has featured across radio and TV stations. She was the National Roundhouse Poetry Slam runner-up in 2017 and is currently a Visiting Research Fellow in the School of Geography at Queen Mary University of London (2020-2022) and Writer in Residence at the West Yorkshire Playhouse (2021-2022).  She has written plays for The Royal Court, Bunker, and other theatres. (


Remi Fox-Novák (he/him)

Remi Fox-Novák is a music producer and sound artist with Nager Syndrome. He has been working as a support worker for people with severe and complex disabilities, residentially and in day centres.

Remi’s Linktree

Remi Fox-Novak – Inclusive Practice in Action – Sound Connections Reflections for Think22


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