Aged 11-16? Sign up to YSWN’s new sound art course

With Yorkshire Sound Women Network & Lawrence Batley Theatre

Part of Our Biennale

Learn to create sound art inspired by your local environment with sound artist Jo Kennedy, and help create a public exhibition!

Girls and young people of marginalised genders in Kirklees aged 11-16 years old are invited to join this free online six week course during January – February 2021.

During the course you will:

  • learn about ‘soundwalks’
  • make an environmental soundwalk using free apps
  • create interactive sound objects
  • collaborate on an environmentally-themed interactive sound installation for public display

Six weekly sessions will be held online via Zoom. You’ll also complete tasks in between and receive 1-2-1 support and advice. You’ll learn new skills in sound recording as well as how a range of artists are using sound art to encourage people to think and behave differently about the environment.

We welcome participants with all levels of music and/or technology experience. No prior experience is necessary, you don’t have to be able to play a musical instrument and the sessions are free of charge.


Project Dates

Wednesdays, 6pm – 7.30pm:

  • 6 January
  • 13 January
  • 20 January
  • 27 January
  • 3 February
  • 10 February

Sound installation to take place during half-term 15-19 February 2021.

You don’t need access to specialist equipment to take part, but you will need either a phone, tablet or PC / laptop. Please make sure you are available to attend all the project sessions.


How to Apply

Send a completed application form to apply for your free place, and you’ll be sent a link and password for the sessions.

You can request an application form by emailing or download a copy from the website here