In November Rosemary will be leading a composition workshop for A Level musicians in a South Manchester school. The session is called Characters and Adventures and is designed to help the students to create interesting thematic material and to exploit it to the full. There should also be some ‘fun and games’ in exercises and experiments for the students: composition is a challenging task for many and not always associated with enjoyment! Apart from the students’ own contributions the session will study music by Purcell, Mozart and Vaughan Williams. Rosemary will also introduce examples from her keyboard suite Characters and from her 2014 song cycle Beyond the touch of time.