Workshop: Decolonising Songwriting

Anindilyakwa woman, singer-songwriter Emily Wurramara and Irish woman, singer-songwriter Áine Tyrrell join forces in conversations on decolonising songwriting.

These two powerful women, with shared colonial histories, have taken their passion for healing through music and collaborated on stages across the world to sing in defiance of the silencing of women’s truths. Their individual songs speak to the hard truths of their ancestral pasts and also to the beauty and hope of the future.

Join these women in a workshop where they explain the creative processes which helps them unveil hidden conversations whilst building strength through hope. Through the sharing of their own songs Pretty, Pretty (Emily Wurramara) and We Call You Now (Áine Tyrrell) they will encourage participants to explore how to say the things that are hard for women to discuss , in particular, women healing from Colonisation.

The workshop aims to give each participant the tools and support to write something that needs to be expressed about being a woman in a world suffering from the effect of colonisation.

This workshop is open to everyone.The deadline for booking BSL interpreting and/or captioning has now passed, however we want the festival to be accessible to as many people as possible. Therefore if you would like to request either, please email access@thewowfoundation.com and we will endeavour to book this for you, subject to our access provider's availability.

This workshop will take place on Zoom. You will be sent joining details before the event. You’ll be part of a small group of up to 35 led by Emily and Áine - so make sure to book early to secure a place!

This event is part of WOW UK Festival 2021, our three week digital programme of groundbreaking In Conversations and interactive workshops. For this year’s festival, we are offering audiences the chance to pay what they can for tickets from £1 upwards. If you’re able to pay a higher ticket price, your contribution will include a donation to help WOW continue its work fighting for gender equality all year-round.

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