"A great example of how arts can be a fantastic method of bringing people together and help in the understanding of diverse communities."
- Paresh Solanki, Media and Social Innovation Specialist.
Sam runs a social enterprise called Citizen Songwriters to encourage people from diverse backgrounds to share their stories through writing lyrics, creating music and performance.
Citizen Songwriters supports disadvantaged groups including people from refugee backgrounds and others who are socially isolated by providing professionally facilitated workshops and opportunities for performance. The programme includes interactive workshops on storytelling, writing lyrics, making melodies, crafting songs as well as rehearsing and performing them through the Stories of Sanctuary project.
If you'd like to find out more or inquire about hiring Sam to run a songwriting workshop, please drop Sam a message here.
Photo credit: Simone J Rudolphi
"I didn't expect we'd have this talent within ourselves"
- Participant from Stories of Sanctuary project