Budding lyricists invited to Sunderland songwriting workshop

Liam Huitson, project manager at The Bunker.
Liam Huitson, project manager at The Bunker.
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Budding songwriters can take part in a musical adventure.

The Bunker, in Stockton Road, is hosting a week-long songwriting workshop to give young people the chance to explore the world of lyric writing.

Entitled Write Me, Play Me, the workshops will take on an Alice in Wonderland theme, to coincide with the city’s other 150th anniversary celebrations of the classic novel.

The week, starting on Monday, will be made up of daily two-hour sessions at The Bunker, where musicians will turn their hand to writing a song. They will eventually compose it and perform in front of The Red Queen herself.

Liam Huitson, project manager at The Bunker, said: “This workshop is an opportunity for people to learn more about the skills it takes to write and create a song.

“We want people to learn and develop throughout the week and hopefully, the programme will unlock a passion for music that we can continue to support through our work at The Bunker. It is intended to be an engaging, inviting introduction to music for people who are keen to try their hand at songwriting, with the support of our team.”

The Bunker’s Write Me, Play Me workshop is open to lyricists aged eight and upwards, and is suitable for writers of all abilities.

Ken Dunbar, chief executive of Sunderland BID - one of the organisations that has led on Alice themed events – said: “The Bunker is an organisation that adds so much vibrancy and colour to the city centre, and has been one of the key driving forces of the city’s music scene for 35 years.”

To book call 0191 567 1777 or email info@bunkeruk.com