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Stormy Weather: Young People's Spoken Word and Music Project

  • Brontë Parsonage and Museum Church Street, Haworth Keighley BD22 8DR (map)

Two days of making, creating and performing words and music

Are you keen to write and make poems, stories, lyrics and songs?   Do you love words and music?

This two-day event offers workshops on writing, performance and using your voice for speaking and performance.  Starting from a theme of ‘stormy weather’ you will have the opportunity to make, create, perform and present new work at a public showcase at Leeds Library on 7 August. You will meet and engage with professional artists Sai Murray, Tobago Crusoe (Paddington), Melanie Abrahams and Gabriele Zuccarini who work in literature, spoken word, curation, music, graphic design, film and production.  They will support you and offer you insights into what it is like to make a living as a poet, musician or creative in the arts industry.

To apply, send your name, address, age, and up to 250 words on how this workshop will benefit you to or Audience Development Team, Brontë Parsonage Museum, Church Street, Haworth, BD22 8DR.

The workshop is open to 16-25 year olds, and places are limited. Deadline for applications is Friday 6 July, and participants will be notified by Friday 13 July. Tickets £12 (includes lunch on day one). Booking information will follow after successful applicants have been notified.

Watch a calypso video of Tobago Crusoe and Melanie Abrahams below

Tobago Crusoe and Melanie Abrahams perform the Calypso Shame and Scandal for Hull Liming at Kardomah. Event part of Contains Strong Language Festival for Hull 2017