Current & recent


Open City. Broadgate. The Leaping Hare. Year 5 pupils.

Open City. Canal compositions.


The canal is home to an amazing array of boats, people, animals and wildlife. Join professional musician Luke Crookes to investigate life on the water and create your own soundtrack inspired by what you find. During this workshop families can meet the Kensal Rise Association of Boaters (KRAB) and find out what life is like living on the canal. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Lifting the Lid on Old Oak and Park Royal is part of the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation’s activity with the Great Place Scheme which has been supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund.


The British Museum adults with learning difficulties.


‘Smudge’ at ManWorks mini festival on 8th September at Heron Corn Mill, Beetham, Cumbria. It’s my one man and bassoon piece about finding embodied sensation and creativity. If you’re in Cumbria in 8th September please come along.


August. London Gala Orchestra prom, Castle Howard.


July Open City Regent’s Place.


North Sea Radio Orchestra. Eppy Fest Cheltenham.


July Manchester Library choir.

June Charterhouse.


June. Kennington Chartist project.

June Senseit!

April. Smudge. Scratch performance leading up to September Heron corn mill. Cumbria.

April. Chester University teacher training.


May. Manchester reed trio concert.

May. The British Museum, Rhythmic Romans.


May. Adhoc dance. The Whitworth gallery.


May. Museum of London. Pleasure Gardens workshops.

May. Beautiful End. Theatre piece. Care home and School.

June. North Sea Radio Orchestra. Clapham.

June. Explore it! The National Gallery. London.

May & June. Charter House Tudor Project

June. North Sea radio orchestra. Brighton.

July. Explore it! The National gallery.

July 28th  2018 North Sea radio Orchestra concert. Eppy fest Cheltenham.

August. London gala Orchestra. Castle Howard Proms.


March 2018.  Museum of London project

March 2018. SENSE it! workshops. National Gallery.

March. Open City. sculptures & a primary school.

March. Sense it! The National Gallery

18th February. Family poetry workshop. Keats House Hampstead.

February 16th. British Museum performance workshop.

February 14th. Manchester reed trio concert.

February 9th. Museum of london project session.

February 6th. Sense it! Workshop at the National Gallery.

January 31st.  SEND Conference.

January 29th.  Museum of london project start.

January 16th. British Museum.  Adults with learning disabilities workshop.

January 1st. London gala Orchestra. Darlington.

December 20th. Manchester reed trio concerts. Chester.

December 18. Bassoon recital for dementia patients. Manchester

December 6th. Bassoon recital and talk. London

December 4th. Bassoon recital and talk. Winchester

December 5th. Open city. Soundscapes and sculptures

29th November. Business team building orchestra.

26-27th November. SENSE it! Workshops. The National Gallery.

26th November. North Radio Orchestra concert London.

25th November. Bassoon Liverpool Sinfonia Opera Gala Concert.

20th November. Beautiful End project at Heron Corn Mill. Cumbria.

8-10th November. Orchestral workshops. Bremen Germany.

October 25th. Manchester reed trio concert. Manchester.

October 24th. Manchester reed trio concert. Sheffield.

October 19th. Manchester reed trio concert. Rippon Yorkshire

18th October & 1st November. The National Gallery special educational needs project SENSE it!.

October 14th SEND network conference. (Attended)

2nd October-Manchester reed trio concerts in Bradford.

23rd September. North Sea Radio Orchestra concert South Wales.

12-15th September. Lost zoo project Southwark schools.

9th September. Dance and improvising project. Batley Yorkshire.

7th September. British Museum, development workshops.

10th August. Arts Award Stop frame animation workshops.

13th August. Magic carpet children and families under five workshop.

17th August. Research and development, movement and music.

July 2017 National gallery. Three SEN schools music and art project culmination.

July 2017 Community Dance. Bassoon and electronics.

Ad Hoc Dance presents

….an evening of 5 contemporary dances, created by the dancers with choreographer/artistic director Ruth Jones…….accompanied by live and recorded music, with bassoonist, Luke Crookes….presented in an informal, cabaret style at The Carlton Club, Carlton Road, Whalley Range, Manchester……. at 8.30pm until 9pm on Thursday July 6th….free of charge, no need to book, just turn up…..the bar will be open during the event… come and say hello and have a cheeky glass of wine?

Ad Hoc Dance is a community, contemporary dance company, open to anyone (18 years plus) enthusiastic about dance ( no previous experience required). The next course will commence in September/ October. To join, contact Ruth at the details below.

Ruth Jones
Dance Artist/Choreographer/Axial Dance

July 2017 Wigmore Hall. Children’s opera. Bassoon playing in the band.

July 2017. Women’s Co-housing Project London. Creative workshop

July 2017 North Sea Radio Orchestra. Manchester & Frome. Bassoon playing.

July 2017 National Gallery. Magic carpet children and families workshop.

Sheffield Youth Orchestra. Workshop notes for students & recording. April 2017

Opera North the projects for children with severe aspergers and autism.

Growing of this gracefully. London-based community group exploring World War I.

Liepzig Gerwanthaus Orchestra and Barbican. Student and Orchestra project.

Scheffield youth orchestra. Music, creativity and cognition to achieve artistic playing.

Baringa partners.  Whole company Orchestra.

London vegetable Orchestra. British Telecom whole company vegetable Orchestra

Orchestral employment

2000 – 2003 Principal Bassoonist of the Cyprus state chamber orchestra.

2004 – present Bassoonist of the North Sea radio orchestra

2013 – 2015 Principal Bassoonist of the London International orchestra.

Workshop Employment (long term)

2005 – 2014 Hospitals workshop tutor GSMD

2006 – 2013 Creative workshop leader, Charles Dickens Primary School London

2007 – 2014 Collaborative skills workshop tutor GSMD

2008 – 2011 Associate workshop leader of the Philharmonia orchestra

2009 – 2014 Creative workshop leader, Evelina Children’s Hospital

Workshop projects include:


Philharmonia Orchestra

BBC Symphony Orchestra

BBC Family Proms Orchestra

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Opera North


Royal London hospital

Royal Free hospital

Evelina Children’s Hospital

Whips Cross Hospital

UCH University College Hospital

Barts hospital

Cambridge, teenage psychology unit

Galleries & Heritage sites

The National Gallery

The Wallace Collection

The Natural History Museum

Keats house

Arts Organisations


Wigmore Hall

Create charity

The Prince’s trust

Britten Peers

Cheltenham festival

Blackheath Conservatoire

Music and Drama Colleges

Guildhall school of music

Royal college of music

Birmingham Conservatoire

ALRA North


Baringa Partners


British telecom