Image, mounted on a red background, shows the back of a girl wearing a dress and holding a conductors baton. She stands in front of a screen with neon lights in the shape of musical instruments; french horns, pianos, trumpets, violins, cellos and harps. The whole image has a red filter over it, with the instruments outlined in white.

Festive Open Mic!

Following the enormous success of our Summer Virtual Open Mic, we are holding LOOK's Festive Open Mic on the 20th of December!

All musical abilities, soloists, duets, bands and family groups are welcome! Let’s raise the roof – and our spirits – by coming together through music this December.

The online concert will take pace via Zoom and is an opportunity for us to celebrate our incredibly talented and diverse community, whilst raising much-needed funds for LOOK.

Summer’s line-up featured brilliant bands, stunning vocalists and a huge range of instrumentalists. We received such wonderful feedback from performers and spectators alike; LOOK reviewer Matt Johnson gives a blow-by-blow account of Lockdown’s Best Night In, here.

Did you know, that listening to music causes a release of dopamine? And that learning to play a musical instrument can improve mental health, by reducing stress, anxiety and depression? We could all do with a dose of that right now….

Our fortnightly Online Music Forum sessions are a great lead-in to this event, offering expert tutelage from our wonderful mentor and talented musician, Rupert, plus an opportunity to discuss ideas, try out new skills and – most importantly – have great fun with like-minded people!

If you don’t fancy performing, come along and watch – our audience in summer was blown away by the talent of our community, and the event raised £300 for our charity!!

“Sounding awesome this could be on 6 music or The Pyramid at Glasto!”

Tickets cost just £5 per household. Hit the button below to purchase yours.

Performers – please contact Elin on for more info, or join our Music Forums, every other Wednesday.

Ready to sign up to perform?

You will have the opportunity to perform one or two pieces (dependant on time) and will be required to attend a sound check on Zoom on the day of the event.

Sound good? Sign up by clicking the button below.

Raising vital funds for Look UK

Over £300 was raised from the Look Open Mic event, which is fantastic!

Your fundraising money has a life-changing impact on the young people that we help.

  • With just £6, we can pay for a young person to attend one of our VI focused employment and opportunity days. Only one in four visually impaired people in the UK are in work. This needs to change – and our workshops equip young people to know their rights to ensure their future.
  • £30 will pay for an afternoon of face to face/one-to-one mentoring for a young person. At Look, we know the power of talking to your peers, which is why we run a peer mentoring scheme.
  • £50 will pay for an hour of counselling for a recently diagnosed young person or parent.
  • £100 will pay for our staff and mentors to deliver a World of Difference workshop in a VI young person’s school. Many of the young people we work with tell us school can be challenging, especially if their classmates don’t understand their visual impairment. Our World of Difference sessions promote inclusion and understanding and encourage visually impaired young people to speak out about the barriers they face at school.

Event Details

Sunday, 20th of December, 4-6pm



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