We are delighted that you are joining us this year for the 2018-2019 season of the National Orchestra for All - and can't wait to meet everyone in Leeds for the Summer Course from 25-28 July 2018. On this page you'll find all sorts of information about the course, how you're travelling to / from Leeds, what you need to bring with you and what you should expect. Any questions about any of this information, don't hesitate to get in touch with NOFA Programme Manager Steven at steven.smith@orchestrasforall.org or on 0207 267 4141.

Travel information

You'll soon be receiving an exciting package in the post - containing your music for the course, some resources to help you with your practice and a letter with information about your travel to and from Leeds. Here are the timings for all of the trains to Leeds this year:

Wednesday 25 July - getting to Leeds!

Departing from

Birmingham New Street

Bristol Parkway

Cardiff Central

Darlington

Dumfries

Durham

Edinburgh Waverley

Huddersfield

Liverpool Central

London King’s Cross

Manchester Piccadilly

Sheffield

Stirling

Telford Central

Departing at

09:30

07:40

06:50

11:12

07:13

10:54

09:08

11:15

08:58

09:03

10:35

09:48

07:49

08:08

Arriving at

12:01

12:01

11:35

12:07

11:08

12:07

12:07

11:35

11:35

11:16

11:35

10:46

12:07

12:01

Saturday 28 July - getting home

Going to

Birmingham New Street

Bristol Parkway

Cardiff Central

Durham

Edinburgh Waverley

Huddersfield

Liverpool Central

London King's Cross

Manchester Piccadilly

Stirling

Telford Central

Departing Leeds at

18:11

18:11

18:18

19:08

19:08

18:18

18:18

18:45

18:18

19:08

18:11

Arriving home at

20:28

21:58

23:00

20:21

22:09

18:37

20:53

21:07

19:20

23:25

21:55

If you have any issues with the above travel details, contact us ASAP!

Meet the team

Each year we bring our team of orchestral tutors together for our annual training course. This year, some of our tutors shared what they love about working with NOFA, what they're most looking forward to this year and some useful advice for new members! Take a look at the videos below to find out more:

What's it like to be a member of NOFA?

Earlier this year we spoke to five of our oldest NOFA members to find out what being in NOFA means to them - and what advice they have for new members joining the orchestra this year. Find out more about their experiences by reading their blog post.