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 continuing to work 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 developing new material 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.

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Join us this month as we make our own candles! Using a soy wax base, we will experiment with different essential oils to customise the scent of your candle, as well as creating a beautiful personalised label. We will look at the symbolism of candles in Judaism, as well as some examples of candles from our collection to inspire our creations.

Arts Award: Discover In A Day

Are you looking for fun and creative things to keep your little (and not so little!) ones occupied this summer? Come along to our Discover in A Day, a full day of creative activities and explore some beautiful art in our galleries and collection.