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Word Up! Festival – Lyric Writing Workshop with Xidus Pain

Dates/s: SUNDAY 15 APRIL
Time/s: 11AM - 4PM
For: all ages
Admission: FREE
Word Up! Festival – Lyric Writing Workshop with Xidus Pain

Lyric Writing Workshop with Xidus Pain

Work with musician and rapper Xidus Pain to create your own songs and music.

When: Sunday 15 April, 11am – 4pm

Where: March Town Hall

This workshop is FREE, contact Holly to find out more.

My name is Xidus Pain I am an Award winning Music Practitioner, Rap Artist & Sound engineer.

I was mentored by the Legendary SugarHill Gang and Grandmaster Melle Mel and I have performed on stage alongside them. I have worked with countless artist & music producers from all over the world & get regular air play on BBC Radio, Heart FM , UCB (United Christian Broadcast), Suspect Packages Radio show, BBC Radio 1Xtra, Itch FM and many other stations.

I specialize in the art of freestyle Rap which is a form of improvised rap on the spot and including my surroundings. I have been featured Freestyling on various occasions on BBC Radio for events such as the Queens Diamond Jubilee, the Olympics & the World Cup. I have been featured on the Breakfast show, BBC Chat Rooms, BBC introducing and BBC6 Music on Tony Robinson’s show where I was tipped to be an artist to look out for.

I will be delivering a Lyric Writing workshop which is open for people at different levels.

I have a passion for helping people to express themselves through music whilst learning and having fun.

My workshops include fun exercises, inclusive learning, a performance from myself and anyone who would like to share their work with the group.

In the workshop we will cover:

  • Ways of starting songs
  • Explore Structure for song writing & finding inspiration
  • Ways of combating Writers block
  • Building confidence
  • Researching differing types of song Concepts
  • Learning various musical term
  • Work towards completing a song

I am really looking forward to meeting people who have a passion for creating and hearing their stories at Word Up! Festival.

Please contact for more information.


Between 12 and 22 of April the Word Up! Festival will be taking over the town of March! Join in to get creative with storytelling in all it’s forms. Enjoy film, music, visual arts, performance, poetry, and creative writing and have a go yourself with our interactive events. Bring your family and friends to try your hand at a range of activities. The Word Up! Festival finale will be taking place on the Market Place at St George’s Fayre. Find out more about the Word Up! Festival here.

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