MONTHLY SONGWRITING HANGOUT
A relaxed and informal online space to meet others, share your ideas and be inspired by others!
Each month we invite a guest speaker for the second hour - whether a musician or someone working within the creative writing profession - to share their experiences of how music or writing has impacted them.
13th April 2021, 12 - 2pm
Participants from the Sanctuary Songwriting group sharing their song to mark 'Celebrating Sanctuary' week with City of Sanctuary.
18th May 2021, 2 - 4pm
Guest speaker: Becci Sharrock, writer, theatre maker and creative producer based in Gateshead. She has worked with and for a variety of North East cultural organisations including Live Theatre, The Word, Northern Stage, Beamish Museum, Sunderland Culture and Hexham Book Festival.
29th June, 2 - 4pm
We welcome Claire Murphy-Morgan, of co-founded Monkfish, an arts organisation that nurtures artists through creative interventions in new and unusual spaces. We will co-writing around the theme of 'A little Bit of Good in the World'
20th July 2021, 2 - 4pm
Guest speaker: our very own Alex Summerson will be giving us the science behind the voice and how to sing, showing us everyone has the ability to sing.
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Guest speaker: viola player from the National Syrian Orchestra, Raghad Haddad who will share an introduction and background to classical Syrian music.
Guest speaker: home recording studio owner and sound engineer Rom Angus shares his top tips for recording from home during the lockdown.