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LGBT+C: Workshop One

  • LGBT Foundation 5 Richmond Street Manchester, England, M1 3HF United Kingdom (map)

The LGBT Cancer Support Alliance and LGBT Foundation are bringing together like-minded people from across Greater Manchester to explore and make audible the social, emotional and psychological impacts of cancer for members of LGBTQ+ communities. Across a set of three free workshops local songwriters will use a series of creative techniques to help you to share your thoughts, develop lyrics around the themes and write chord progressions. No previous musical experience required! 

The resulting composition will provide a unique insight which can be shared and performed as part of discussions with other community members, healthcare professionals and commissioners working to support the needs of these communities and will act as a useful starting point for discussions around how we might tackle loneliness, isolation and anxiety during times of challenge.

Ben Heyworth has worked as a singer, songwriter and producer in addition to his role working with people affected by cancer at The Christie Hospital and for Macmillan Cancer Support. Ben released a number of albums under the name ‘This Morning Call’ and has writer and producer credits on tracks playlisted on national radio including BBC Radio 2. Recent work has included working in partnership with The Whitworth on a project with people affected by cancer around the intersection between storytelling and the emotional and psychological impact of illness.

Singer songwriter Claire Mooney has been a community musician for 3decades and has worked with scores of groups in a variety of settings. Recent work has included working for BodyPositive, running a music/drama project for NHS70 and engaging with teenage mothers with a songwriting and recording project. She was treated for breast cancer during 2017.

The LGBT Foundation want to make sure this workshop is accessible for anyone who wants to attend, so if you have any access requirements please get in touch with Lawrie ( If you need support to come to the venue or if you need help to cover your travel cost, please get in touch as well.

Earlier Event: May 3
The Wound + Q&A
Later Event: May 9
LGBT+ Interfaith Social