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Pure Pride Bangers: Using Music to Create New writing

29 July @ 18:30 - 20:30

About this event

Pure Pride Bangers is a creative writing class that will inspire people to write through the use of songs that get us dancing at Pride. Inspired by hits such as I Feel Love, YMCA, My Way and It’s Raining Men. We will use music videos, lyrics and more to create pieces of writing. This class is open to all abilities. No prior experience of writing is needed to participate. Just bring yourself, a pen and some paper. Dancing is of course optional.

Throughout the session, you will…

  • Understand you can find prompts for writing from a variety of different sources
  • Discover how you can turn things into prompts / write from different things
  • Create a few short pieces of fiction/poetry
  • Have fun

About Sophie Sparham

Sophie Sparham is a writer from Derby. She has written commissions for BBC Radio 4, The V&A and The People’s History Museum. Sophie co-hosts the poetry night ‘Word Wise’ which won Best Spoken Word Night at the 2019 Saboteur Awards. In 2019 she also became the first poet to perform at the metal festival Bloodstock Open Air. Her second collection was released in April 2021 with Verve Poetry Press.

Book your place

Tickets cost £5 for concessions (under 16s, over 65s and those on a low income, at the request of the facilitator), £8 for NWS Members and £10 for general admission.


This workshop will be delivered at Nottingham Writers’ Studio with appropriate COVID safety measures in place. We reserve the right to deliver the workshop online if government guidelines deem it necessary or if there are any health and safety concerns. Your safety is of utmost importance to us. Any questions, please feel free to email us at admin@nottinghamwritersstudio.co.uk


29 July
18:30 - 20:30
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Nottingham Writers’ Studio
25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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