Original songs of hope and courage

How do we make a lasting difference?

Through professionally facilitated songwriting sessions, Citizen Songwriters enables you to create music, discover the story of where you live whilst connecting with others in your neighborhood and unleashing your creative potential…  

Citizen Songwriters is a social enterprise based in the North East of England that enables people from diverse backgrounds to share their stories through writing lyrics, creating music and performance. Citizen Songwriters supports disadvantaged groups including people from refugee backgrounds and others who are socially isolated by providing professionally facilitated workshops and opportunities to learn to write and sing original songs.

Citizen Songwriters also encourages the sharing of songs through the Stories of Sanctuary performances that take place across the UK. In 2019, Stories of Sanctuary toured 15 different venues, reaching over 1500 audiences including the UK’s most popular refugee festivals including Migration Matters and Arts Reach International.

Stories of Sanctuary performing songs written in Citizen Songwriters workshops. This particular performance took place at Leicester Cathedral in August 2019.

Citizen Songwriters CIC is a registered Community Interest Company. Company Number 11735927