Manchester Jewish Museum

Creating music together
Song-Writing & Poetry Group



Manchester Jewish Museum
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!

Our Song-writing Group meet monthly to work with amazing composers, singers, writers and musicians to create new music and poems inspired by the stories in our collection and your own experiences.

In this session we will be creating our performance for the Cheetham Cultural Festival, which takes place in Autumn this year! We will be exploring songs the group have written over the past year and looking to write a new song inspired by a story from our museum’s collection.

Don’t worry if your new to the group, our doors are always open for new members – it’s a supportive space to try something new!

What you need to know

Our Song-writing Group is FREE and open to anyone, whether you identify as Jewish or are just curious to meet new people and develop your writing or musical skills.

For more information please email


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 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.

Related Events

The Crafty Corner: Calligraphy!

Our June session will be led by artist and calligrapher Brian Whitmore. Brian will be teaching us the beautiful art of calligraphy, as we look at some of the examples of handwritten documents in our collection for inspiration.
This month’s Foodie Group we will be celebrating the limitless possibilities of pies! Inspired by our regular Foodie attendee Donovan’s love of cheese and onion pies, we will make a selection of fillings to enjoy! We’ll also have a go at making some traditional Sephardic Jewish bourekas. So please join us for a vegetarian pie feast!