We’re thrilled to be a part of this year’s Wonder Women, Manchester’s annual feminist festival, running 3-13 March 2016.
Women in Music has been a key focus for us over the past year with the Wall of Sounds Beth Orton residency, our support of Music Week's Women in Music awards with Band on the Wall, and the launch of our Here Come the Grrrls programme to celebrate, profile and inspire female musicians. So far, young and emerging musicians have been mentored by Beth Orton, Michael Jackson’s guitarist Jennifer Batten, Canadian Inuit throat-singer Tanya Tagaq, The Whip drummer Fiona Daniel, guitarist Natalie McCool and electronic vocalist Elizabeth Vince. In addition, we've offered a platform for female musicians through special commissions, masterclasses and week-long residencies.
We’re now delighted to take part in Wonder Women producing three distinct events that shine a spotlight on female talent and the challenges facing women in today’s music industry.
“To us at Brighter Sound, Wonder Women’s offer of a contemporary, creative celebration of female ingenuity is a perfect match for our Women in Music strand launched by Beth Orton last year, supporting and profiling women in the music industry." – Debra King
Our part of this annual feminist celebration includes:
- Producing a Here Comes the Grrrls showcase of our fabulous artists in residence at our host venue Band on the Wall
- Taking part in a wider discussion organised by the Musicians’ Union on International Women’s Day at HOME.
- Working with the Manchester Jewish Museum as part of Written in the Margins presenting a panel of journalists and musicians, chaired by Stuart Maconie and discussing how gender has become genre
Find out more about each event below, and book your ticket quickly before they all go.
Wonder Women is Manchester’s annual feminist festival. Visit www.creativetourist.com/festivals-and-events/wonderwomen/.