Both Sides Now with Stealing Sheep – closed

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Both Sides Now with Stealing Sheep – closed

Brighter Sound and Stealing Sheep are looking for female drummers and percussionists from Liverpool and Merseyside to take part in a one-off five day residency and public performance, inspired by the suffragette movement.

Join us! It’s time to celebrate women!” – Stealing Sheep

This exciting project will be led by critically acclaimed electro-pop trio Stealing Sheep and will involve five days of collaboration to create a powerful new performance in the form of a marching band procession. The piece will premiere at Liverpool Sound City, and go on to tour to UK festivals this summer.

You will:

  • Spend five days (30 Apr-4 May, 10am-4pm) working with Stealing Sheep to create a new performance in response to the centenary of suffrage
  • Work with design, AV and production students from Edge Hill University and  choreographer Kate Cox on aspects of the final performance
  • Showcase your work at Liverpool Sound City on 5 May 2018
  • Tour the summer festival network with performances at End of the Road and Festival No.6

We want to work with women from different ages, backgrounds and a mix of musical influences and styles, with a shared vision for celebrating women and suffrage. This incredible anniversary has inspired us to create a new piece of music that will come alive during this residency. We want to make a bold statement, bring women together and get loud!– Stealing Sheep

This is the third residency as part of Both Sides Now – our ambitious three-year programme to support, inspire and showcase women in music across the North of England.

Application info

Applicants must be:

  • Aged 18+
  • From or based in Merseyside
  • An intermediate to advanced level drummer, orchestral percussionist and/or world percussionist

If chosen, you will be able to claim travel and expenses up to the value of £20 per day.

Application deadline: Thu 29 Mar 2018, 6pm

Applicants must apply online*, answering three questions related to their own experience, the contribution they will make to the residency, and their reasons for applying.

A sample application form is available to download for reference before submitting an online application.


Sample application form

All applicants will be notified on or around Friday 6 April.

*We’re committed to supporting and meeting the needs of people with learning difficulties or disabilities. If you require the application in a different format or have difficulty completing your application online, please call us to discuss alternative options on 0161 830 3899.

For more information about this project please contact Lucy Scott on or call 0161 830 3899.

This project has been co-commissioned by Edge Hill University, and is supported through Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence Fund.