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 working on a new song about Annie Conway. Born Mary Ann Moore, Annie converted to Judaism when she married Harry Cohen in 1936. The Cohens later changed name to anglicised ‘Conway’ and Annie soon became a prominent member of the Portuguese and Spanish Sephardi synagogue in Cheetham Hill – now the Manchester Jewish Museum.

Join us to find out more about Annie and we will explore lyric writing activities around food, space and identity, drawing in our own experiences into our writing.

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.

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