Emeli Sandé is to host a songwriting workshop for children from the boroughs of Hackney and Lewisham at the Royal Albert Hall, a month prior to her own performance at the prestigious London venue.
The workshop is part of a series run by the RAH, offering children in London the opportunity to learn from and be inspired by some of the most popular music artists on the scene.
The workshop with Sandé, held on October 16 in the Hall’s Elgar Room, will see the participating children write their own song by working together with her band. The workshop will culminate in a live performance at the venue.
Sandé said: “I was really excited when the Royal Albert Hall suggested the idea of a workshop, to supplement my gig there. It’s really special to have the opportunity to work with children and I’m sure I’ll take as much inspiration from them as I can offer in return.”
Lucy Noble, head of programming and education at Royal Albert Hall added: “The workshops are an extension of our education programme, which already reaches over 100,000 children each year.
“It’s great to be able to work with the artists already performing at the Hall, who can contribute to the Hall’s aim to offer education, champion youth music and increase access to the arts and science”.
The workshop is just one part of the Royal Albert Hall’s expanding education programme. Other sessions include an intimate Q&A with year 7 and 8 students from Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster and Hammersmith with world-famous classical guitarist Miloš Karadagli and YolanDa Brown who will run a workshop for children of every borough in London.