Songwriting masterclasses from Guy Garvey

Elbow's Guy Garvey Credit: pa

Elbow frontman Guy Garvey is branching out in a new career direction - academia.

The singer is joining the Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University as a visiting professor of songwriting, the institution has announced.

As part of his role, Garvey will offer a masterclass in writing for music later this year.

With Elbow - whose hits include One Day Like This and Magnificent (She Says) - Garvey, who's from Bury, has picked up accolades including Ivor Novello and Brit awards and the Mercury Music Prize.