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Current workshops:

I have been gathering people together to sing in Bristol for the last 7 years. My singing sessions are dynamic and uplifting with no pressure to rehearse towards performances. They are accessible and inclusive and open to experienced and non-experienced singers alike.

I currently run a choir called The Park Songbirds from the bowling club in my local park in East Bristol. We meet every Thurs eve and sing traditional/folk songs from all corners of life in harmony together, for the pure joy of it!

This term's dates are: 6th June - 11th July

I run a fortnightly Singing Walk, Tuesdays during term-time 9.45 - 10.45am, walking through the local parklands

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I also run ad-hoc pop-up workshops .in Bristol, with no need to book - drop-ins welcome.

All my workshops require no experience, all songs are taught by ear and everyone is welcome.

I advertise for all my sessions on my social media feeds and via my mailing list. If you wish to find out more please do get in touch!

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A recording from a choir session, teaching the lovely song 'Some Nights' by Alison Burns.

Testimonial:

Jannah's choir is simply gorgeous. The song choices are always heart warming, uplifting, jolly and/or filled with a raw beauty that can sometimes make you cry. She is superb at ensuring everyone is included, feels valued and believes in themselves. The way she teaches with a smile and uses her whole body make learning an absolute pleasure. I always leave Songbirds feeling uplifted. And as someone joked last week your step count goes up dramatically as its hard not to mov! I can't read music and I find it hard to remember lyrics but I feel like I can sing and learn with Jannah. Her ability to hold so many songs and harmonies in her head is truly mind blowing. Songbirds with Jannah is a delight and my stress level's definitely increase when I am unable to attend.

Writing Projects:

In 2017 I co-wrote Baba's Song with my theatre company In Our Hands. My writing accidentally burst out of me, and that was it - no going back!

In 2018 I was awarded a funded place on an Arvon retreat led by poet Hollie McNish (Nobody Told Me, Slug) and Malachy Tallack (60 Degrees North) - this was a huge inspiration and I have been writing poetry and prose ever since. 

In 2020 my poem 'Sung Through Me' was published in the anthology 'Songs of Love and Strength' by the Mum Poem Press, which is available to buy here.

 

Other news:

- In summer 2024 I was Associate Choir Leader on the National Theatre's Public Acts' production of the Odyssey: Episode 5. It was really wonderful to work on such an important, exciting and exhilarating project. For more about the production have a look here https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/productions/the-odyssey/

...or check out the amazing film below.

- I played the role of Dr Rachael in the 2024 feature film 'Blue', directed by Deval Palmier, starring Gemma Jones, with music performed by Shirley Henderson. It is available to stream on PrimeVideo UK, USA and Canada. 

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