Manchester Jewish Museum

Uniting through music



Wednesday 23 March, 6pm-8pm



Do you have a passion for music? Do you like the idea of writing your own songs? Do you like being part of group and expressing yourself?

Manchester Jewish Museum’s song-writing group meets monthly to create new music inspired by the themes and stories in our collection and by the artists and events in our creative programme.

Led by our Creative Producer Gemma and local composer and artist Michael Betteridge this group is perfect for anyone who likes to sing, write creatively, play instruments or just loves to be part of something. It’s a great space to find new inspiration and share ideas with a supportive group.

We regularly work with composers, singers, musicians and artists to create new work and learn new ways of making music.

No previous musical experience necessary – come along and give it a go!

Email for more information.


What you need to know

Our song-writing group is FREE and open to anyone, no musical experience needed. We’ll provide refreshments and a friendly, safe and creative space.

To join or for more information please email


About Michael Betteridge

Michael Betteridge is a composer and experienced collaborator working with different groups of people and communities up and down the UK and beyond. Living in Manchester and specialising in working with voices, he has worked with organisations such as Alþýðuóperan (Folk Opera Iceland), Den Jyske Opera (Danish National Opera), London Symphony Orchestra, Nicola Benedetti, Opera North, Psappha, Streetwise Opera, and Welsh National Opera. He is artistic director of the open access low voiced LGBTQ+ choir The Sunday Boys based in Manchester.

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