Josie talks about how to deal with “Face Mask Fog”

July 26, 2020

Are you fogging up? COVID 19 has brought with it a fair number of challenges, plenty of new rules and regulations, endless cleaning and a whole new fashion in face masks. Since we were all advised to wear a mask when shopping, many of us have experienced a new phenomenon. Myself included, it’s known in […]

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PPE explained – Ozone in the ‘Zone’

July 12, 2020

Why we are investing in client safety Coronavirus and the COVID-19 disease has impacted all our lives. First appearing in China in December 2019, coronavirus has spread rapidly across the globe. No disease in recent times has impacted public health and the economy more rapidly and in such a dramatic way than coronavirus.  In the […]

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Square eyes and sharp notes

July 5, 2020

Do you have square eyes? “You’ll get square eyes” My Mum would shout, whenever I was late for a meal. Growing up in the late 70s, early 80s, I was one of the first generations of gamers. I spent long periods of time playing space invaders and my personal favourite, Brian Bloodaxe. Many hours were […]

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Open for routine eye care in Meltham and Saddleworth once more

June 20, 2020

We are open again and welcoming one and all We are delighted to have finally been able to reopen our doors for routine eye-care in Greenfield and Meltham. When we say reopened, we really mean by appointment, in order to maintain the 2-metre social distancing requirement. At least we can welcome clients back for routine […]

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If it’s not ‘Baroque’………..

June 15, 2020

Don’t fix it As we musicians, experience is something we grow in throughout our careers. With experience comes a broader sound and often a very individual musical persona.   However, as we gain experience so at some point seeing the music on the stand becomes an issue. It doesn’t matter what instrument you play. Eventually, […]

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PPE explained – visiting your optician – Face masks

June 12, 2020

Face masks explained As we all gear up to come out of Lockdown many of us are a little confused about wearing face masks. At TheMusiciansOptician we have invested heavily in PPE and other protective equipment to keep all our clients and team safe. So we thought we would explain what PPE is available and explain […]

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Now Conductor Mark Peacock can #SeeTheMusic

June 8, 2020

It’s music to Marks eyes and ears Coming from a large brass banding family, Mark Peacock MA, BA. (Hons), PGCE picked up the cornet at an early age. In his formative years, Mark played in the local Salvation Army band before moving onto flugelhorn and joining the Tyldesley Band. Mark first crossed paths with Allegro […]

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Under the Boardwalk, Uppermill Band’s tribute to key workers

May 23, 2020

Josie Dawson looks back over a long and happy friendship Like everyone else, the residents of Saddleworth have all been staying at home and social distancing. For most of us, life has completely transformed since lockdown began on 24th March. We used to rush off to work on a Monday morning and brave the rush […]

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