Come and join Abigail Kelly for free Caribbean Folk Singing workshops in Birmingham this August



MAC Arts Centre, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH

Dates and times: 

  • Thursday 1st August – 6pm to 8:30pm
  • Thursday 8th August – 6pm to 8:30pm
  • Thursday 15th August – 6pm to 8:30pm
  • Thursday 22nd August – 6pm to 8:30pm
  • Thursday 29th August – 6pm to 9:00pm


Sign up

To sign up for these workshops email or phone 0207 686 5101


About this event

Abigail is inviting 20 participants to join her for five Caribbean folk-singing workshops at MAC Birmingham this August. The last of these workshops will be a public performance of the songs you’ll have learned together – for friends and family. This event is inspired by rare Caribbean songs featured in our period drama TURNING POINT – and Abigail’s extensive knowledge of African and Caribbean song heritage.

  • For ages 17 and upwards – elders welcome
  • No previous experience or skill in singing is needed to take part. The aim of the workshop is to have fun, boost wellbeing, and celebrate as well as share Caribbean folk culture.


About the workshop leader

Abigail is one the UK’s foremost experts in Caribbean folk singing heritage, and classical music of African heritage in Britain since the 18th century.

In addition, Abigail is an opera singer, vocal coach, workshop leader and director, born and raised in Birmingham. She graduated from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire with a first class honours degree, finishing her studies at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (PGDipOpera)


This project is made possible by The National Lottery Heritage Fund