Creativity in Sobriety with Sarah Gillespie
“Art is having somewhere to put feelings you cannot contain. So, before you can make art, you have to have feelings.”
As a dyslexic kid who flunked music at school, Sarah Gillespie cultivated her own unique way of creating music and lyrics. Instead of teaching the mechanics of 'how to' create, she is passionate about empowering people to unleash the authenticity and spontaneity she believes is vital in transforming feelings into music, art, and prose.
In this workshop, you will learn the 4 simple tools needed to rescue your creativity from doubt, fear, and self-consciousness. You will discover how expressing yourself in your own way can help your sobriety, your emotional well-being, and your life. Please bring a pen and paper!
Sarah Gillespie is renowned for mixing elements of jazz, folk, Americana, and blues with her streetwise poetic lyrics. Having released four critically acclaimed albums in the last 10 years, she has toured extensively across Europe and the USA headlining leading venues and festivals.
She has twice played live on BBC 'Woman's Hour' to 10 million listeners & was interviewed by Andrew Marr on 'BBC's Start the Week' on the role of politics in the arts (she has a master's degree in Politics & Philosophy).
Gillespie's most recent album 'Wishbones' (2018) was launched at London's Southbank Centre and received 5-star reviews & Album of the Year from the Arts Desk. A book of her lyrics was published by Oxford's Albion Beatnik Press in 2018.
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