‘Stealing Sheep’s Suffragette Tribute’ – the suffrage-inspired performance being developed on our next Both Sides Now residency – has just been added to a fourth festival line-up.
Stealing Sheep – an electro-pop trio from Liverpool – performed a special acoustic set at the Head for the Hills programme launch, which took place at Blueprint Studios in Salford on Thursday. Brighter Sound were there to introduce the band and spoke about Both Sides Now – our three-year initiative (which this project is part of) to support, inspire and showcase female music creators and up-and-coming industry professionals.
“This project is one of the residencies that is taking place across the North of England over the next few years – bringing together inspirational artists and emerging talent, that just so happen to be female. We’re really excited to be working with Stealing Sheep on their Suffragette Tribute – and are delighted it will now also be performed at Head for the Hills in Ramsbottom later this year.”
Rebecca Horn, Brighter Sound (at the Head for Hills programme launch)
What’s more, if you are a (female) drummer or percussionist – or know someone who is – there is still time to be involved in this exciting and unique project.
We’re looking for 15 talented drummers and percussionists from Merseyside to take part in a five-day residency to create the ‘Suffragette Tribute’. Led by Stealing Sheep and taking place in Liverpool from 30 April – 4 May, the residency will also bring together design, AV and production students from Edge Hill University and choreographer Kate Cox to work on aspects of the final performance – all inspired by women, equality and empowerment.
“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!”
The deadline to apply to take part in this residency is Thursday 29 March at 5pm.
Stealing Sheep’s Suffragette Tribute has been co-commissioned by Edge Hill University.