Come to our songwriting summer school in Bishop Auckland

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Cuckoo Young Writers is flying to Bishop Auckland this summer, in search of young writers aged 12-19 who want to try their hand at songwriting. Working with acclaimed singer-songwriter Martin Longstaff (AKA <a href="">The Lake Poets</a>), the Cuckoo songwriting summer school is a chance to learn about crafting lyrics and creating a memorable melody, and at the end of the two days there will be some catchy tunes to take home. The summer school is TOTALLY FREE and open to young people who already write songs and those who want to give it a go; playing an instrument also isn’t essential (you can just write lyrics or get someone else to play them).

Following the two-day summer school, we will be establishing a Cuckoo Young Writers group Bishop Auckland, where keen young writers can continue to flex their songwriting muscles with Martin. This will culminate in a performance at Bishop Auckland Castle as part of Durham Book Festival in October.

Songwriting Summer School at Auckland Castle
Thursday 27 August and Friday 28 August 2015, 11pm-4pm

Cuckoo Young Writers’ group at Auckland Castle
Saturday 5 September, 11am-1pm
Saturday 12 September, 11am-1pm
Saturday 19 September, 11am-1pm
Saturday 26 September, 11am-1pm
Saturday 3 October, 11am-1pm

Saturday 10 October—rehearsal and performance (TBC)

If you’d like more information or to sign up, email [email protected] or phone 0191 204 8852.

Places are limited and writers from Bishop Auckland will be prioritised, so get in quick!

Cuckoo Young Writers’ activity in Bishop Auckland is kindly supported by Daisy Arts, Auckland Castle and Durham Community Foundation.