Manchester Jewish Museum

Creating music together
Songwriting Group



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 working on the new songs we are developing, connected to Sephardi stories of the museum’s historic synagogue. These will be part of the growing collection of songs that celebrate the buildings 150th anniversary!

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! No writing or music experience necessary.


The session is open to anyone aged 18 and over, of any level that is interested in exploring music and song writing– beginners and seasoned pros!

The workshop is 2 hours long and there will be refreshments provided. There is no need to bring anything to the session, but if you’d like to bring an instrument you would be more than welcome to.

If you have any questions about the group, e-mail Gemma on


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 Gemma on 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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