"As a song poet there are few in the world today to match him"
Green Man Review, USA
Internationally acclaimed songwriter and musician Gary Miller works in collaboration with freelance artist and illustrator Helen Temperley, providing a broad range of collaborative cross-arts creative workshops, encompassing songwriting, music, poetry, art and illustration.
Gary Miller is internationally acknowledged, through a 3-decade career, as an accomplished songwriter (with over 200 works officially registered with P.R.S. of which around 100 have been released commercially). He is a seasoned live performer (both solo and with his internationally renowned folk rock band The Whisky Priests), recording artist, record label owner, artist agent & manager, as well as singer, guitar & mandolin player. Gary is a fully-trained, qualified ('Music 4U' 12-month course through Hull University in 2004) and highly experienced freelance workshop leader in community arts. He is also an experienced Music Industry college tutor (to National Diploma level),‘Youth Music Schools’ tutor; Musical Director for theatre projects; project developer, manager and coordinator; international lecturer and commissioned author of academic papers on themes of songs & poetry through local history & heritage; he has helped establish new community arts centres and artist networks in various locations in the UK; and more…
Helen Temperley is a qualified freelance Illustrator and Graphic Designer of 30 years experience, specialising in working closely with musicians, interpreting their song lyrics, music and ideas through her illustration and graphic design work, for use on album artwork and design, books, advertising, packaging, merchandise, clothing, large scale stage banners and anything else required. She is also an experienced college lecturer and community teaching provider, having worked with students and groups of all ages and abilities in a wide variety of college, community, school and library settings.
Whippet Workshops are quite unique in that Gary and Helen collaborate closely on many ‘real life’ projects together, giving them a real insight into how music and art compliment and enhance each other. This sharing of skills enables groups to produce genuinely connected art pieces and songs at the end of each session or course. Sometimes the artwork may inspire the song, sometimes vice versa, but these lively workshops are guaranteed to generate great creativity either way, whatever the subject matter.
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