Lorna Wells


Lorna Wells
Writer

Lorna studied Singing, Music and Performance at Access to Music, in Bristol. Although trained as nurse, Lorna also had a lifelong desire to become a singer- songwriter.  Lorna gained an advanced Diploma in Popular Music practice, after three years at the college.  This was the culmination of a number of years singing, performing and song-writing. Lorna then went on to create a business in partnership with one of the students she met on the course. The business was called, “DanceSing Workshops”. This involved devising and creating mini-musicals for children to perform in, within various settings. At the same time Lorna was also a singer-songwriter in various bands and Jazz ensembles. Lorna first developed a passion for story telling as a child, when she would create stories to entertain her younger brothers, a tradition she carried on with her own children. It was a light-bulb moment combined with a chance find, which led her to a Goldsmiths MA in Musical Theatre. She was excited to realise there was an MA which combined her zeal for both music and writing. Despite having to withdraw from the course due to continuing ill health, Lorna has managed to complete the piece. ‘It Tastes Like Home’. It is her first larger scale musical. Lorna very much wants the genuine life stories of the piece to be heard.