Now in its second year, Women’s Work – the festival which celebrates the vibrancy of women’s contributions to the sonic arts – has revealed the details for its 2017 programme. First formed to raise the visibility of women who are generally in the minority in music – hosting a range of activities that are open to all genders and include showcases, gigs, special events, panels, talks, and exhibitions – this year’s edition includes over 50 acts, creatives and DJs from 24th – 29th May in Belfast.
Expect speakers, panellists, facilitators and writers leading a series of discussions, talks and workshops in venues like the Oh Yeah, Start Together Studio, the Black Box, Pavilion and Strand Arts Centre.
Some highlights include Sylvia Patterson, music journalist and author of I’m Not With The Band: A Writer’s Life Lost in Music, a Q&A with mastering engineer Mandy Parnell (The XX, Bjork, Sigur Ros and Brian), an exclusive rooftop twilight gig with Katharine Philippa who will be performing new material.
There’ll be the GIRL collective club night featuring DJs Marion Hawkes, Venus Dupree and rising star Holly Lester, ‘The Amazing Nina Simone’ – an evening of inspiration celebrating the high priestess of soul with a mix of interpretations and originals from guest artists, and Girls Rock School NI comes together with GRS Edinburgh and GRS Dublin for workshops, tuition, discussion and performance.
Lots more on, so get the full programme (and booking, etc.), here.