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Sing City Live feat. Sian Clarke + Tasha Dowd

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Our regular live night is back for 2020, with a special premiere of new music to inspire action around the global climate emergency.

Open to all and free to attend, the gig will feature:

  • New material written and performed by young musicians from our weekly Sing City group
  • Two new commissions by spoken word artist Sian Clarke and actor-musician Tasha Dowd, part of our Playing for Time project (more info below)

If you’re aged between 13-18 and interested in taking part in Sing City or performing your music at a future live night, get in touch by emailing lucy@brightersound.com

Playing for Time

Young people all over the world are walking out of school to demand action around the global climate emergency. In September 2019 we set out to find passionate young artists interested in inspiring change through music. Commissioned artists Sian Clarke and Tasha Dowd have each received mentoring from industry experts, a budget of £200 and the opportunity to record their music professionally. This is the first time they will be performing their new work publicly.

Sian Clarke

Sian Clarke

Sian is an 18 year old spoken word artist and singer-songwriter, born and raised in Manchester. She uses her creativity to express herself about real life situations and society today.

Sian says “If I can be it, then I create it”.

Tasha Dowd

Tasha is a 17 year old performer based in Liverpool: an actor-musician, songwriter, composer, and somebody that loves her planet. Currently studying at LIPA 6th Form College, Tasha has done everything from Musical Director work at the Hope Street Theatre, to writing love songs.

This project will be her most exciting and experimental piece yet!

Brighter Sound is supported by Youth Music as part of the Alliance for a Musically Inclusive England. Our work is made possible by funding from the National Lottery via Arts Council England.

With thanks to our supporters:

C-Change, URBACT and the European Regional Development Fund
Manchester City Council