Explore tips and exercises to help you feel ready to get up on stage and perform, with guest artist Mali Hayes. There’ll be chances throughout to practise with your own tunes, or some of your all-time favourites.

Mali Hayes’ music is perfumed with vibrant real life stories and is coloured with honesty and soul. After various radio airplay, landing her own DJ slot on Reform Radio, numerous support slots and a collaboration with Foreign Beggars and Maverick Sabre under her belt, Mali continues to establish herself as an artist of real vision, dedication and drive.

Hosted by BBC Radio 1 presenter and R&B/Soul artist Victoria Jane, this workshop will last two hours with an hour at the end to chat, jam or freestyle. There’ll be plenty of chances to ask any burning questions throughout.

For you if you’re:

  • In the early stages of your journey into music and are looking for support and guidance
  • Looking to develop your skills and confidence, and have a go at something new
  • Keen to meet new people and make connections in the Manchester music scene

Can I come?

This event is designed as an intentional space for women and people of marginalised genders as part of our All Things Equal initiative. This includes:

  • Women, including Trans Women
  • Non-Binary / Agender people
  • Gender Fluid / Genderqueer people
  • Trans Men / Trans Masculine people
  • Intersex people

We know that more needs to be done to address intersectional barriers in the music industry, so we’re particularly keen to support additional marginalised communities. This includes Black, South Asian and ethnically diverse people, and people with lived experience of disability.

There are limited places on this workshop, so please consider whether this is right for you before signing up.

This workshop is for people aged 18+. We'll ask you to confirm your age when you sign up.

When and where

Wednesday 1 May, 6-9pm

Low Four Studio, Deansgate Mews, Great Northern Warehouse, Manchester M3 4EN

Access

Low Four Studio is located on Deansgate Mews, accessible via escalators or a lift. The venue has step free access. Accessible toilets are 200m from the venue on Deansgate Mews.

Find out about transport, parking and directions on their website.

Tickets

Tickets are free, with an opportunity to donate if you can.

There are very limited places available, so please only book if you’re sure you can come.

Safer Spaces and Safeguarding

We aim to create spaces that are welcoming, engaging and supportive. Spaces where everyone is able to be themselves, and where abuse and discrimination are not tolerated.

Creating a safe and welcoming environment, where everyone is respected and valued, is also at the heart of our safeguarding approach.

Read our Safer Spaces Policy for more information.

Got questions?

Get in touch with our Project Coordinator Kinaya by emailing [email protected]. Or you can give us a call on 0161 546 5334. Please leave a message and we’ll get back to you.

About the artists

Mali Hayes is looking into the camera with a hand to her cheek and another across her waist in a room dimly lit by a lamp in the background.

Mali Hayes’ music is perfumed with vibrant real life stories and is coloured with honesty and soul. Gaining experience singing backing vocals for Tito Jackson, JP Cooper, Mica Millar and more has further inspired Mali’s soulful sound. Mali hit the scene running as she joined Gilles Peterson’s Brownwood talent discovery programme Future Bubblers which saw her performing at The Jazz Cafe and also sought a slot at Gilles’ festival We Out Here. Mali went on to receive the Future Bubblers x MOBO Awards Help Musicians fund in late 2018 to further her career and development. After various radio airplay (BBC 6 Music, Gilles Peterson, Jazz FM), landing her own DJ slot on Reform Radio, numerous support slots (Bilal, Jamila Woods, Alfa Mist, Poppy Ajudha, Blue Lab Beats, Sons Of Kemet, Yazmin Lacey) and a collaboration with Foreign Beggars and Maverick Sabre under her belt, Mali continues to establish herself as an artist of real vision, dedication and drive.

Victoria Jane dressed in light and dark brown baggy clothes with black heels. She is perched on the edge of a black sofa and smiling.

Victoria Jane is a 25 year old creative all rounder. London born, Manny raised, she is the current presenter and host of Radio 1's Future Soul Show. She is also a music artist herself and has been named one of Manchester’s most exciting vocal talents to emerge from the UK R&B/Soul scene. Victoria runs ‘Vic Meets’, providing a spotlight for emerging talent. Since beginning she has hosted two sold out showcases in both Manchester and London, and organised an all-female networking event in Manchester with Nandos.

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