Sounds Like London

  • Free
  • Workshop
  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Relaxed
Photograph of a group of people singing in a large performance space with a projected screen. In the foreground is a standing microphone with a person wearing a t-shirt with the text "Streetwise Opera"
Streetwise Opera. © Rey Trombetta.

What you’ll do

Join a music-making workshop to co-create a brand-new piece of music inspired by your connection with London.

Explore how creativity, music and wellbeing connect, and experience how Streetwise Opera’s award-winning work challenges how society views homelessness and opera.  

The workshop will be led by two composers and a support worker from Streetwise Opera. Drawing on your personal experiences of London, you will work together as a group to build a unique two- to three-minute composition.    

Everyone is welcome and no musical experience is necessary. There will be a break, with coffee, tea and biscuits. There’ll be a chillout room available throughout the workshop where you can lie down or relax.    

Spaces are limited to 20.

This workshop is inspired by Ellen Reid SOUNDWALK at Regent’s Park, a location-based work of public art that uses music to illuminate the natural environment of Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill.



Need to know


We’ll be in the Forum. To get there, take the lift or stairs up to level 1 and then follow the signs through the ‘Being Human’ gallery.

Guaranteed (workshop)

For this event, booking a ticket guarantees you a place on the day. If you have any access requests or requirements, email us at or call 020 7611 2222.

Waiting list

Our waiting list opens an hour before a fully booked event starts. Arrive early, and we’ll give you a numbered ticket. If there are any unfilled places just before the start time, we will invite you to enter in order of ticket number.

Relaxed event

This is a relaxed event, which means that if you need to, you are welcome to move around and make noise at any time.

Wheelchair friendly

This event is wheelchair friendly, which means that it has been actively designed for participation by people who use wheelchairs.

Our event terms and conditions

About your facilitator

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Streetwise Opera

Streetwise Opera is an opera company that enables people who’ve experienced homelessness to find inspiration and empowerment while they rebuild their lives and identities. They support participants to develop as creative people and, as they amplify their voices, change how society views homelessness. They engage world-class artists, both established and emerging, to co-create bold new work and reimagine traditional repertoire. They create opera that is for everyone and, by bringing together diverse voices, change how society views opera.