Living Room Live

Living Room Live brings music to those who can’t travel to our festival concerts.

Do you know someone who loves music but is housebound, or for whom it would mean a lot to be visited by a group of amazing musicians? Your friend, colleague or relative can be of any age, and don’t have to live in a big house – musicians can play in the tiniest of rooms. We will travel anywhere within the Colchester postcode area or within half an hour drive of festival venues.

Click on the image below to download a the flyer and form, if you would prefer to submit your application by post.  Otherwise, please email us, as detailed below.

In 2015 Dave Ross, of Great Bentley had his own special concert in his living room when Fenella Humphreys, Liz Pigram and Orlando Jopling played some of his favourite music at his house, including excerpts from Pachelbel’s Canon and Bach’s Double violin concerto.

In 2016 a string quartet played to Frannie Dowson of Colchester town, who had dedicated her life to teaching ballet to generations of youngsters, but has recently become unable to move from her house.

Send us an email today to

  • put ‘Living Room Live’ as the subject of your email
  • give us your name and the name of the person you are nominating
  • explain why you would like us to give your friend a concert, telling us anything about their life that you would like us to know

The winner will be announced live on BBC Essex in September 2017

The concert will be completely free and it will not cost anything to nominate someone. Please email us on with any questions.

Thank you for your help in finding someone for our Living Room Live. We look forward to receiving your nomination. The deadline is 4 September 2017 – but don’t leave it until the last minute!

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