The Zigzag Ensemble is a series of workshops for 12-18 year olds. Workshops take place on Sundays throughout the year and each is recruited for separately. In the workshops, participants explore composing and improvisation to create pieces from scratch inspired by music featured in upcoming BCMG concerts. Participants need to play a musical instrument to take part, but all abilities are welcome. Workshops are led by composer and bass player Ben Markland alongside BCMG musicians. Each workshop culminates in a performance for family and friends.

All workshops are completely free (donation optional) but we do ask that you book a place in advance as places are limited. Booking opens about 3 weeks before each workshop. To find out when the next workshop is and book, click here.

Participants are now able to work towards Arts Award Bronze through our workshops. Click here for more information on Arts Award.