Sat 30 October 2021

£4.50 + Booking Fee

Saturday 30 October 2021




£4.50 + booking fee

Running Time

90 mins

Age Guidance



Workshops and Learning


Mayor's Parlour

Want to learn how to take your own stories and turn them into banging tunes?

A loud, proud and noisy workshop led by singer-songwriter and composer, Lilly Pollard that explores what makes a great song and how you can turn your own life experiences into original lyrics.

During an hour and a half session, you will listen to some of your favourite songs, discuss why they are brilliant and then use these techniques in your own song writing. Lilly will work with you to find out what story it is that you want to tell, and how to take it from being an idea into fully fledged lyrics. Setting your lyrics to original backing tracks, you will leave the workshop with a brand new song.

This workshop is perfect for anyone who loves music and wants to learn how to write their own. You may have already started writing songs, or you may be a complete beginner - everyone is welcome. Just come prepared to sing, shout, listen, learn, discuss, dance and most of all: have a whole load of fun!

Lilly is a writer and singer-songwriter. She’s the co-writer and composer of the gig-theatre show Sugar Coat (“Outstanding”, ★★★★★ To Do List) and one third of all female comedy trio, Plunge Theatre, who are busy writing their first sitcom. Her debut single 'Heavy Water' was featured on BBC Introducing and she was the recent recipient of a Showcase Award at Open Mic UK.

£10 off for Black Is The Color Of My Voice
(RE)Connect workshop bookers get £10 off tickets to Black Is The Color Of My Voice. Just add tickets to both events to your basket and the discount will be applied automatically. Book here >>

We have 5 paid for scholarship spaces available for this workshop for young people living in Hackney. If you would like to apply please email with your name, age, the workshop you would like to attend, and two things you are hoping you will learn from attending the workshop.

Supported by Hackney Council’s Discover Young Hackney programme

Covid-19 Safety Measures

We will be taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of everyone in the building. Whilst at the Town Hall you must abide by all Covid-19 Safety Measures in place, which you can find here.

In the event of a tighter lockdown in October, we have made contingency plans to move the (RE)Connect workshops online. Before booking a place, participants should ensure that they would have stable internet access and a space in which to work, should that eventuality arise, as refunds cannot be given resulting from a change in the teaching delivery method.

Supported by Hackney Council's Hello Again, Hackney fund. #HelloAgainHackney
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