Free songwriting workshop for young musicians

Award-winning musician Greg Russell, a past winner of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award and Horizon Award, will host a free song writing workshop in Shrewsbury on May 20 as part of our Room for All programme.

He will deliver the session for 11 to 15-year-olds at The Hive in Belmont on May 20. During the five-hour workshop Greg will share song writing tips and advice and talk about how he approaches the process.

It will be followed by a short gig featuring the participants and with Greg performing some of his own songs.

Photo by James Fagan

Room for All Project manager Joy Lamont: “Greg is a very talented singer song writer and has achieved a great deal of success at a relatively young age. Through his music, Greg tackles a vast range of powerful topics and his workshop will undoubtedly inspire and encourage other young musicians to develop their song writing art. This workshop will be a valuable investment in young talent as part of the Room for All project.”

There are a limited number of places available on a first come, first served basis. To attend, email with your name, contact details and date of birth before May 4. Those attending without a parent or carer, will be required to complete a consent form.

  • Room for All is funded by the festival, supported by a £95,000 investment from Arts Council England and a £1,000 Arts Revenue Grant from Shropshire Council.