Biggest showcase of unsigned songwriting talent takes to Caffè Nero stores nationwide

“With a changing music industry, new musicians need support now more than ever. “The unsigned Songwriter of the Year” initiative does that, as well as raising money for two great charities.”

James Blunt

Following on from yesterday’s Charity Times Awards 2016, we at Nordoff Robbins are proud to have been nominated for the Charity of the Year Award (£1 million - £10 million).

The Awards, which took place at the Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge in London, are the pre-eminent celebration of best practice in the UK charity and not-for-profit sector, and yesterday marked the 17th year of the awards which are run by Charity Times Magazine - the leading title for UK non-profit professionals.

We've had a fantastic response to our Virgin Money London Marathon 2018 places, so don't have any left. However, if you're interested in joining team Nordoff Robbins in 2019 please contact our fundraising team at or 020 7428 9908. Or if you’ve managed to secure a ballot place and would like to join our team, please get in touch too. Whether you're a seasoned runner or just starting out, this race is one of the most sought after challenges.

Richard Sanderson has worked as a music therapist with people with dementia since 2005.

Historically, Nordoff Robbins has hosted seminars and open days with a series of internal speakers and sometimes guest speakers. Find out more about our most recent seminars below. 

In addition to organising a range of conferences and seminars, the Nordoff Robbins research team offers a number of research and evaluation workshops across the country.

These workshops cover a range of topics (e.g. how to evaluate services, how to use data analysis software) and are addressed to a wide range of arts therapies and arts & health professionals and students. Due to their practical nature, workshops are open to a limited number of attendees each time.

Research and Evaluation workshops

Part of the Nordoff Robbins Summer School

I was in the sandwich aisle at Tesco Express. I had a ten-minute window before the start of my night shift and was probably choosing carefully between egg & cress or duck hoisin wrap, when my mobile rang. It was Doctor Procter, from Nordoff Robbins. “You’re in,” he said (or something along those lines). An attempt to sound calm and collected as I thanked him graciously for letting me know, and I hung up with a trembling thumb. Beaming wildly at a tired-looking cashier, I paid for my sandwich* and bounced off to work.