3 songwriting workshops available for 6 schools as part of the City of Culture bid.

Marty Longstaff is a successful local musician, founder of The Lake Poets. He works regularly with schools to deliver songwriting workshops to develop music skills in young people which address composition curriculum as well as literacy and SMSC targets. Sunderland Music Hub is working in partnership with Marty, and Sunderland City of Culture bid to launch a poem and songwriting competition, celebrating local themes of friendship, a sense of place, personal and community identities and cultures and talent within schools in Sunderland