Whitleigh Words Festival Workshop with Jane Anderson-Brown

Whitleigh Words Festival Workshop with Jane Anderson-Brown

Music Writing Workshop

(Take a poem and explore different ways of adding music to the words)

Saturday 6th June 2015

12pm – 2pm at St Chads Church conference room.

Tea, coffee, juice and biscuits provided.

Arts & Crafts stalls in the main hall.

Limited FREE places. Book now! 


The 90 minute workshops are open to anyone who lives in Plymouth.

Even though it is advisable for children not to attend the workshops, children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Advisable age for children to attend these workshops is from the age of 12 years.

There will be limited places available.



If you would like to run a Literary Workshop or book up a workshop place (workshops free for the public) please contact me at artbysandywager@gmail.com before 28th February 2015 or phone PCC at 01752 306521.

Please bring a pen and writing pad to each workshop.

Jane Anderson-Brown

Jane is a singer and musician living in Paignton.  She sings in a variety of styles from opera to folk and 20th century standards, and also plays the flute with singer songwriter Robert Spence in “Chordial”.  Jane also teaches music in schools and privately, including teaching composition.

As a composer, Jane has written incidental music for plays and short pieces for young musicians to play in ensembles.  She also arranges music for choirs, including the Torbay Jubilee Choir which she set up in 2012.

She trained in music(singing and flute) at York and Reading Universities. Her performances have covered a wide area both geographically and artistically. She is also a musical director and conductor and has experience of working with a wide variety of performers from local amateur societies, youth groups and professional performers.

Since moving to Paignton, she has conducted several local groups in performance and is the Director of the Torbay Jubilee Choir (a project based choir which performs at civic and other events in Torbay). She has sung as a soprano soloist with local societies, including the Shaldon Singers performance of Haydn’s Creation in May 2013. She has taken small roles and covered roles for New Devon Opera. She has conducted and run workshops for the South Devon Singers (Teignmouth and Ivybridge Community Choirs), and conducted Brixham Operatic and Dramatic Society in a series of staged concerts. She has organised concerts for local community groups, and groups of students in community settings.

In 2013 she set up Red Earth Opera to perform at the Teignmouth Classical Music Festival. Conducting and singing the role of Dido, the performance was well received and Red Earth Opera were immediately invited back to sing again in 2014.

Jane teaches regularly in several schools in Torbay, including running whole class woodwind lessons (flutes and clarinets). She also directs the Concert Winds at the Torbay and South Devon Music Centre. She has qualified teacher status, and has taught music both in primary and secondary schools in Surrey, Hampshire and Torbay. She is a tutor for the Torbay Schools Festival, helping students to prepare and arranging music for the gala concerts at Paignton Palace Theatre and the Riviera Centre.

She also teaches students privately at home, offering singing, flute, piano, theory and aural test preparation to both adults and young students.

She performs regularly in concert, both as a player and a singer, and has also played in the pit for both Brixham and Paignton Operatic Societies. Other notable performances include leading community singing to the Regatta Fireworks on Paignton Green (broadcast live on Palm FM), much acclaimed lunchtime recitals at the Teignmouth Classical Music Festival and winning eight trophies at the Torbay and South West of England competitive music festival, including the Rose Bowl.

Prior to moving to Paignton, she created major roles in community operas for Stephen McNeff and Howard Moody, musically directed a number of concerts, shows and operettas, toured and performed with concert bands, funk bands and a Pink Floyd tribute project. She was also a singing leader for SingUp.

She is also able to transcribe music and to create arrangements both for singers and for instrumentalists.

See Jane’s FaceBook page HERE!

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Jane Anderson-Brown will also be appearing live at The Whitleigh Words Festival Cabaret Finale at The Albemarle Inn, Budshead Road, 5.30pm – 8.30pm.

Deck Chairs Optional!


What Else Is Happening

What else is planned for The Whitleigh Words Festival? Find out HERE!

Whitleigh Words Treasure Hunt HERE!

Writers Resources are HERE!

Whitleigh Words Poetry Walk with Ruth Snell HERE!

Who’s Who – Whitleigh Words Workshops  HERE!


Bus 44 leaves Royal Parade opposite the Guildhall. The bus stops at Whitleigh Green. See Plymouth Citybus Timetables HERE!

See the Whitleigh map HERE!

Kindly supported & funded by Vital Sparks

Also supported by PCC, PCH, Whitleigh Big Local, The Albemarle Inn, Porkies Cafe, Plymouth City Central Library


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