Interactive Songwriting session with Milton Hide aimed at experienced and aspiring songwriters.

Providing motivation and advice on how to proceed with ideas for songs and breaking through songwriter’s block in a friendly and informal setting.

In February we will be running our next Songwriting Session, this time at the lovely Alciston and Selmeston Village Hall in East Sussex. If you or somebody you know is interested in songwriting, we invite you to book a place today.
£60 for the day. 10am – 4pm.
Programme for the day
We start with a Songwriter’s Circle – introductions, discussion about your songwriting journey (or whether this is your first step on the journey), experiences, processes, barriers and solutions.
We’ll discuss some ideas for writing songs from stories and see if any natural collaborations start to form – strong lyricists working with those whose strengths lay in the creation of melodies. You don’t have to collaborate – if you’d rather work on your own, that’s fine.
There are several break-out areas in the building where you can work on your new songs.
After lunch (bring your own) we’ll have a quick share of what we’ve all been working on and discuss achievements, then carry on working until 3/3.30 before our final sharing session of the day. Those that want can then retire to the Barley Mow opposite (if open, or another local pub) for a well earned drink.
By providing a space for meeting likeminded people who can share experiences, techniques and tips, songwriters find ways to overcome barriers, widen their influences and potentially form productive collaborations and take their creative processes forward.
Feedback about Milton Hide’s Songwriting sessions:
“I couldn’t sleep last night, I had so many ideas buzzing around in my head.”
“I woke up this morning (cue for a blues number) with all sorts of ideas popping through my mind, mostly lyrics and simple ideas to improve existing songs but also new themes.”
“I just loved the energy and enthusiasm generated within the group, both to experience it for myself and to see how it affected people so positively. It was brilliant to be part of it and has really inspired me to do more. A masterful example of group facilitation by the hosts.”
“What a brilliant experience – thank you to everyone for what you shared and have taught me.”
“Thanks to those of you that helped shape songs with me. It was a really enjoyable process and I learnt something from each of you.”
“Can I thank all for a great weekend. I’m buzzing and just going to run through what I’ve learnt. So [great] just to finally get those old lyrics used.”
“Thanks guys what a fab weekend.”
“Ideas for song lyrics just keep popping up; just like lost luggage (oops, another metaphor!)”

Milton Hide are singer songwriters, Jim and Josie Tipler. Jim has been writing and performing his own songs for over 30 years, Josie joined him in 2016 since when they have released 2 full length albums and an ep of their own songs. They play exclusively their own songs when performing.

Alciston & Selmeston Village Hall is located just off the A27 and between Lewes (7 miles) and Polegate (3 miles). The Street, Selmeston, East Sussex BN26 6UD
Get Directions: . Parking on site.
It is possible to walk from Berwick station via the public footpath.
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