Sing City: A Tale of Two Cities

  • Wednesday | 09.03.16
  • 12.00am
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • Free Event, must ...

Brighter Sound presents two special Sing City sessions exploring songwriting in response to migration as part of ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ project.

A Tale of Two Cities is led by Landlife National Wildflower Centre, Manchester City Council and the Friends of Everton Park. Using arts, music and popular science, A Tale of Two Cities builds bridges for involvement and excitement around the transformation of public spaces using native wildflowers. Working with the playfulness of music in both cities, the project draws on a range of styles from classical Chinese dub to Manchester soul. A Tale of Two Cities has featured at festivals such as Out of the Blue in Everton Park, and Manchester International Festival

Last year we launched the first phase of A Tale of Two Cities, recording new music at Parr Street Studios in collaboration with Liverpool’s young songwriters, Enchord. This March, we’re delighted to welcome back Enchord to collaborate and produce new material especially for this project. In each session we’ll be exploring songwriting in response to migration, bringing the two cities of Manchester and Liverpool together. At the end of the month, participants will have the opportunity to perform ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ at our monthly performance night, Sing City Live.

Additional information

The two workshops and performance are part of Sing City, Brighter Sound’s songwriting and vocal collective for 13-18’s.

Our free Sing City sessions continue to build, develop and nourish the talent of young people by incorporating regular performance opportunities, guest masterclasses and special workshops into our programme. Sessions are led by a team of expert vocalists and music educators who all work professionally in the music industry. This fantastic team includes Sara Lowes (solo artist and composer), Yvonne Shelton (Gloria Estefan, Simply Red, George Michael), Liam Frost (solo artist and with Tokolosh band) as well as a number of guest musicians.

At the end of every month, there is a Sing City Live under 18’s performance night where everybody comes together to perform live on stage at Manchester’s iconic music venue Band on the Wall. Book a ticket to our special A Tale of Two Cities Sing City Live night on Weds 30 Mar (7-9pm) here.

Open to 13-18’s. Free, but booking is required as places are limited.

More info: 0161 830 3899 |

Full Sing City Spring Programme

January: Project Jam Sandwich

Weds 13 and 20 Jan, 6-8pm: Project Jam Sandwich workshops

Weds 27 Jan, 7-9pm: Sing City Live with Project Jam Sandwich

February: Young Composers

Weds 3 and 10 Feb, 6-8pm: Sing City session

Weds 24 Feb, 6-8pm: Young Composers Workshop (Open to 13-25’s)

March: A Tale of Two Cities

Weds 2 Mar, 6-8pm: Sing City session

Weds 9 Mar and 16 Mar, 6-8pm: A Tale of Two Cities

Weds 23 Mar, 6-8pm: Film and Music masterclass with special guest Josephine (Open to 13-25’s)

Weds 30 Mar, 7-9pm: Sing City Live with Wildflowers: A Tale of Two Cities