Inspire Online

Project starts in Aug 1, 2020

Are you an up and coming musician or a young artist, passionate about music and dance? Would you like to learn a new skill, or improve your existing skills? Maybe you would just like to have a go at something new and have some fun. Throughout August we will be running online creative workshops for young people aged 11-25 in singing, music production, DJing, songwriting & performance, MCing & poetry, movement & dance on Zoom. The workshops will be for small groups and we can also deliver some one to one sessions, if required. The workshops will be led by experienced professionals.


The following artists are all experienced workshop facilitators, who are all looking forward to providing creative workshops for you online. Check out the info below, and complete the application form, if you want to take part.

Lorien Edwards

I am a freelance sound engineer working on tours with bands around the World, Taking Tour managing duties on many of the smaller tours. I work at several venues around Manchester and I am also the bass player in the Manchester band: Honeyfeet. I run youth music workshops for Beat Bazaar working with young people in professional studio environments, supporting them to develop music and studio skills. I will be offering some sessions in music production, if you would like to improve your sound, make better beats and gain some studio tips.

Tameka Bowman

I’m Tameka, a 22 year old singer/songwriter and mental health advocate born and raised in Manchester. I’ve been trained professionally in singing starting aged 8, and from there have performed for millions across the years. I’m currently signed with AntiGravity records and singing songwriting as a hobby alongside childcare work. I aim to inspire young people to find their voices without feeling the anxiety that may usually come about; if singing makes you happy then you’ll feel right at home. I will personally be facilitating zoom-style online sessions for groups up to 6 or for anyone needing 1-1 support. I really look forward to raising your confidence in a totally new way!

Tikira Ah-Tou

I am a dance for well-being practitioner with a special interest in yogic culture. My sessions are interpreted by individuals in a uniquely personal way that opens them to a new sense of freedom, that is exhilarating, surprising and deeply restorative. If you like to dance and express yourself through movement, come and get involved.

Dagga G

My name is Glen aka Dagga G. I am a DJ /producer and radio presenter from Manchester with over 20 years experience in the music scene mixing the distinct UK sounds of garage grime and DnB while occasionally dropping other genres into the mix, including house, Hiphop, ragga, footwork synth and Retrowave so always expect surprises. Currently I am a resident at Reform Radio hosting the UK garage and grime show. I will be running some online DJ workshops, touching on music production and radio presenting.

Ian Smith aka Infidel

My name is Ian aka Infidel. I am a conscious performance poet coming from Manchester with a deep raw vibe. I try to be versatile in style ranging from Live Music, Spoken Word, Hip Hop and Grime. I can help you with your creative writing, improving your lyrics, bars and self expression. Get in touch If you would like to spit live or join me in a creative writing session, songwriting collaboration.

Bedos Mavanubu

Rapper, Host and active member of Manchester music and art scene. I am one of the original members of In The Loop, with more than 15 years experience as a performer and facilitator on music based projects. I also am a visual artist and content creator. Most importantly an avid believer in music and art as a way to educate and uplift the mind. As part of this project I am offering workshops in songwriting and structure, live performance, collaboration with other creatives.

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