Manchester Jewish Museum

Songwriting Workshops
Into the Melting Pot



Learning Studio



Do you love to write? Or have an interest in exploring music? It doesn’t matter if you’ve never written songs before, we are an open group for anyone of any ability!

This month we are excited to welcome groundbreaking music and theatre company, The Telling, to our museum. The team would like to invite you to a series of workshops exploring the power of music and song to tell stories, and we would love you to join us!

Across three 2-hour workshops, led by musician Sarah Atter, we will delve into ideas around home, journeys and sharing our own voices and experiences through sound. The workshops will culminate in an informal showcase for family and friends.

The workshops are free and we would encourage you to attend all 3 sessions.

Artists: Clare Norburn, Sarah Atter and Giles Lewin


These sessions are open to anyone aged 18 and over, of any level that is interested in exploring music and song writing– beginners and seasoned pros!

The workshop is 2 hours long and there will be refreshments provided. There is no need to bring anything to the session, but if you’d like to bring an instrument you would be more than welcome to.

If you have any questions about the group, e-mail Gemma on


Our new building includes step free access to the entrance via a ramp, a lift to the first floor, level access throughout the ground floor and accessible gender neutral toilets. Click HERE for more access information. If you have any additional needs please email Gemma on in advance so we can best support.


We are just a 15 minute walk from Victoria Station and Manchester’s Green Quarter. Both the 41 and 135 buses stop on Cheetham Hill Road within 100m from the museum’s entrance at the Elizabeth Street and Derby Street stops. Click HERE for more information on getting here.

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In this session we will be finishing our song inspired by the historic time capsule from 1874, discovered during the synagogue’s renovations. We will be using lyrics written by the Cheetham Brownies about what they love about the area, to celebrate the past and present of the synagogue’s history and its surrounding communities.