Lyric writing with Tom Newlands

Wednesday 31 January 10am-1pm
Saturday 3 February 11am-1pm

Bethlem Gallery

Expand your creative practice through lyric writing, with a view to producing a finished work that might be recorded as part of the Bethlem Live Lounge exhibition taking place later this year.

These free workshops will look at how we can elevate everyday experience through words, and make our writing memorable by experimenting with figurative language and rhythm. We will look at successful storytelling in a wide range of modern music and discuss the lyrics we love. All levels of experience welcome and no musical training necessary.

This workshop is running twice so please only book one session.

Tom Newlands is a Scottish writer living in London. He is the winner of a London Writer’s Award, a Creative Future Writer’s Award and New Writing North’s A Writing Chance. His debut novel Only Here, Only Now is forthcoming in June 2024 from Orion.

Newlands is Creative Future’s 2024 London Writer In Residence, in partnership with and hosted by Bethlem Gallery.


About Bethlem Gallery workshops

Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult. Concessions are available for SLaM service users, people over 60, students, people receiving ESA, people registered disabled and their carers. We take photos at our workshops to use on social media – please speak to the facilitator if you do not want to appear in any photos.

If you are unable to attend the workshop, please contact us to cancel your place. We often have a waiting list.

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