A new workshop hopes to show young people how rap can change their life for the better.

Held at Displace Yourself Theatre in The Oastler Centre, Rap For Good explores how the art form helps with mental wellbeing.

The event will take place between 1.30pm and 3pm on Saturday, November 11, with hosts Wilko Wilkes and SilverFinger Singh. 

Making music has been a huge part of alternative rapper Wilko's healing journey.

Wilko, who is also the lead facilitator at Andy's Man Club in Pudsey, has used creativity to cope with depression and anxiety. 

In 2023 alone, Rap for Good has helped almost 500 young people find their voice and make new friends.

It is funded by The Leap, Arts Council England and Bradford Council.

Wilko said: “Each session produces unique pieces of work that young people can be proud of. All abilities levels are welcome and no prior experience is required.

“Rap is a great tool for improving mental health and is accessible to everyone.  

“It will be a relaxed and supportive atmosphere.”

The event is part of Bradford Music Month -  featuring four major events and a programme of more than twenty workshops and pop-up events.

Parents are welcome and free tickets can be bought via www.musicmonth.co.uk