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Contemporary Elders – Song Writing Workshop

Focal Point Gallery
10.00 am to 12.00 pm

Songs can represent a range of topics, emotions and stories. This fun and interactive session will introduce you to the key approaches to writing a song using history as a starting point and resource. You will be exploring the local and hidden histories of three Southend based people, using this to write a song. Bring your own instruments if you want to but this is not essential.

This session will be led by M G Boulter, a local songwriter and musician who has released numerous records and toured with many UK and US groups across the globe. His storytelling style of song writing explores the suburban experience, as well as coastal communities and has been described as “Highly Recommended” by the Independent on Sunday. His second full length album ‘With Wolves the Lamb Will Lie’ was listed as one of the ‘Best Folk Albums of 2016’ by the Daily Telegraph.

The workshop will be focused on the social side, with no prior art experience or understanding of interior design needed. Just a willingness to get involved! This group is for anyone aged over 60.

Please book your FREE ticket via Eventbrite in advance to guarantee your space. Alternatively you can email at focalpointgallery@southend.gov.uk or call us on 01702 534108 to secure your space.

Focal Point Gallery is wheelchair accessible and there are additional materials available to enhance your visit, e.g. large print information sheets, family activity sheets and dedicated quiet times. The team will be happy to support your needs and more information can be found on our website at www.fpg.org.uk or phone us on 01702 534108 or email us at focalpointgallery@southend.gov.uk

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