Manchester Jewish Museum

Creating Music Together
Song-Writing Group



Learning Studio



Do you have a passion for music? Do you like expressing yourself through words? Do you like the idea of writing your own songs?

Our song-writing group meets monthly to create new music, lyrics and words inspired by the themes and stories in our collection and by the artists and events in our creative programme.

In this session we will be looking at the sites and sounds of the area surrounding the museum, and creating new beats, lyrics and poetry about our responses.

This group is perfect for anyone who likes to sing, write creatively, play instruments, write poetry 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 and weaving together words.

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

The group will include refreshments such as tea and coffee. Feel free to bring along an instrument if you would like to.

This group is ongoing, so we may be working on songs and performing them across the year.

We may go for a short walk, so do bring appropriate clothing for outdoors and let Gemma know of any accessibility needs (e-mail

Don’t worry if it is the first time you have joined us, this will be a good opportunity to get a taste of the group!

If you have any questions about the group, please email Gemma on:

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