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‘Tangerine trees and marmalade skies’: Words and music in song lyrics

Tuesday, 28 March, 2023 - 15:30 to 17:00
Event Type: 
North West

This workshop will be hosted by the University of Liverpool. It will examine the use of language in song lyrics and explore what makes catchy and effective lyrics. In an initial plenary session, we will think about the different features of song lyrics (rhythm, rhyme) and the way that language can inspire a composition. This will be followed by breakout groups in French, German and Spanish, in which each group will explore different song lyrics, and provide you with ideas for creating your own (and get you in the mood for this year’s Eurovision!).

Target age-range: Years 10-11

Languages: French, German and Spanish

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Please see the Word document below for further information on other free online workshops to accompany the Mother Tongue Other Tongue competition.