Join the Women In Music NI Breakfast Club hosted by Female DIY Musician founder, Isobel Anderson. Each morning Isobel will offer informal workshops on themes ranging from imposter syndrome to marketing your music online, all with coffee and croissants. An opportunity to find out more about Women In Music, what we do and how you can join this fantastic global organisation (womeninmusic.org). These events are supported by Help Musicians NI.
DATE: THURS 6TH – SUN 9TH JUNE | VENUE: OH YEAH MUSIC CENTRE 15 – 2 1 GORDON STREET, BELFAST, BT1 2LG | TIME: 10AM | ENTRY: FREE
WOMEN IN MUSIC NI PRESENT: BREAKFAST CLUB WITH THE FEMALE DIY MUSICIAN TRIBE Join Helen Toland, from the BBC Rewind team, to delve deeper into the expansive world of podcasting. Effective audio production need not be daunting and the workshop will focus on the many and varied ways to achieve an engaging podcast, even on a budget. Themes, quality control and recording methods will be discussed and attendees will be encouraged to give it a go and make their own story in sound.
DATE: WED 5TH JUNE | VENUE: OH YEAH MUSIC CENTRE, 15 – 21 GORDON STREET, BELFAST, BT1 2LG TIME: 8PM – 9:30PM | ENTRY: FREE, STRICTLY LIMITED ALLOCATION AVAILABLE VIA EVENTBRITE
THE PRINCIPLES OF PODCASTING
Over The Hill Music Collective is proud to celebrate and present the music of some of the most dynamic and influential female artists and songwriters of the last 50 years in a special gig in the Tropical Ravine, Botanic Gardens. Featuring The Over The Hill ‘Hot House’ Band with Alice La, and special guests Liz Kelly and Daughter Maddie. Loud tops welcome!
DATE: THURS 6TH JUNE | VENUE: THE TROPICAL RAVINE, BOTANIC GARDENS, BELFAST TIME: 7PM | ENTRY: FREE
50 YEARS OF FEMALE FLOWER POWER Hannah Peel is a restless and forward-thinking artist, joining dots between science and nature through her explorative approach to electronic, classical and traditional music. An event not to be missed! Women’s Work are proud to welcome producer, musician and composer, Hannah Peel, to the Oh Yeah Music Centre as part of our regular series ‘Getting To Know...’ – a deep dive into the writing and recording processes and an open forum for audience exchange.
GETTING TO KNOW... HANNAH PEEL RISING DAMP DATE: THURS 6TH JUNE | VENUE: THE 343, 431 – 437 NEWTOWNARDS RD, BELFAST BT4 1AQ | TIME: 7:30PM | ENTRY: £5, TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM MOVINGONMUSIC.COM Rising Damp is the solo project of Dublin-based visual ar tist and musician, Michelle Doyle. Originally a punk bass player in Sissy, Damp expanded her practice to include drum machines, synths and spoken word. Prepare to get damp! with this live industrial performance set inspired by data, innovation and control. Presented by Moving on Music and The 343 for Women’s Work Festival. Performance will include an informal pre-concert talk.
ELIXIR BELFAST PRESENT WOMEN OF IRISH HIP-HOP DATE: THURS 6TH JUNE | VENUE: OH YEAH MUSIC CENTRE, 15 – 2 1 GORDON STREET BELFAST, BT1 2LG | TIME: 10PM – L ATE | ENTRY: £6 ADVANCE / £8 ON THE DOOR Elixir Belfast present an all-female hip-hop showcase special as part of this year’s Woman’s Work Festival. The event will feature live PA from Limerick’s Kaka Mollz alongside Abby Oliviera from Derry and Dena Anuk$a from Belfast. Shiv from Cork’s Cuttin’ Heads Collective will hold down DJ duties alongside DJ Zakia from Belfast, while the showcase will be hosted by Belfast’s MC Sister Kush.
THE ROOFTOP SESSIONS: BRIGID O’NEILL DATE: THURS 6TH JUNE | VENUE: OH YEAH MUSIC CENTRE (ROOFTOP), 15 – 2 1 GORDON STREET BELFAST, BT1 2LG TIME: 8:30PM ENTRY: £10, STRICTLY LIMITED SPACES
Bad Reputation chronicles the life and career of trailblazing female rock musician Joan Jett. From her childhood just wanting to challenge the preconception girls can’t, or shouldn’t, play electric guitar to international stardom as a teenager in The Runaways, the film covers Jett’s highs and lows and features interviews with music icons including Kathleen Hanna, Debbie Harry, Iggy Pop and Miley Cyrus.
DATE: WED 5TH JUNE | VENUE: OH YEAH MUSIC CENTRE, 15 – 21 GORDON STREET BELFAST, BT1 2LG | TIME: 7PM | ENTRY: £5
BAD REPUTATION Jigsaw will be offering a free counselling one-to-one service during Women’s Work. Each session will last one hour, it’s free and completely confidential. Jigsaw Community Counselling Centre is a registered charity providing culturally sensitive counselling at minimal cost to adults and children. They have developed broad systems of support for people with emotional or mental health issues, and their families.
DATE: THURS 6TH JUNE | VENUE: OH YEAH MUSIC CENTRE, 15 – 21 GORDON STREET BELFAST, BT1 2LG | TIME: 7PM | ENTRY: FREE STRICTLY LIMITED SPACES
DATE: WED 5TH – S UN 9TH JUNE | VENUE: OH YEAH MUSIC CENTRE, 15 – 2 1 GORDON STREET BELFAST, BT1 2LG | TIME: 12PM – 2PM (SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY) ENTRY: DONATIONS WELCOME. SPACES ARE LIMITED, BOOK VIA EMAILING TANYA@JIGSAWCCC.CO.UK
Women’s Work are thrilled host this exclusive rooftop show (weather permitting) with the simply stunning Brigid O’Neill. Brigid O’Neill is an award-winning singer songwriter “...with a voice that can break your heart at 30 paces” according to BBC Radio Ulster’s Ralph McLean. Come watch the sunset on our urban oasis with one of the country’s most captivating singer-songwriters.
With performances from Sister Ghost, Susie Blue and Molto Vivo, and special limited edition prints from illustrators Jacky Sheridan, Fiona McDonnell and Alice Kearney all created exclusively for this event. Catch us at The 343 for a BYOB event not to be missed!
1: Doing it Yourself: being a self-sufficient musician without burning out (2 hours)
Join us at The 343 for the gig and exhibit hybrid of your feminist dreams. We’ve paired together some of the best bands in Belfast with talented illustrators and can’t wait to share the results with you!
FairPlé is a collective response to gender inequality in Irish traditional and folk music. Supported and funded by Help Musicians NI through the Women in Music Fund, FairPlé is hosting two workshops:
DATE: FRI 7TH JUNE | VENUE: THE 343, 431 – 4 37 NEWTOWNARDS RD, BELFAST BT4 1AQ | TIME: 7PM | ENTRY: £7
DATE: FRI 7TH JUNE | VENUE: THE DUNCAIRN CENTRE, DUNCAIRN AVENUE, BELFAST BT14 6BP | TIME: 11:30AM – 1 :30PM | ENTRY: FREE, SUBJECT TO PRIOR REGISTRATION
FAIRPLÉ: RISING TIDES
2: It’s Your Sound: an interactive introduction to stage set up for trad/folk artists: a live set-up 101 with an experienced sound technician (2 hours)
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book an appointment. Huge thanks to the Women’s Work official Charity Partner and long term supporter Help Musicians NI. They will host one-on-one sessions throughout Women’s Work to talk about the help, support and opportunities for musicians and those working in the industry across the charity’s Creative and Health & Welfare services. Four years on and going strong because this is a programme of collaborations and shared ideas. We can’t do it without our partners, the activists, and the creatives involved, thanks to them we have another wonderful programme of events, workshops, gigs and more. Step inside this handy at-a-glance leaflet designed by the marvellous Alice Kearney for the latest instalment and if you want to dig a bit deeper, check out www.womensworkni.co.uk
WELCOME TO THE FOURTH INSTALMENT OF WOMEN’S WORK
STRANDED: ALANA HENDERSON
HELP MUSICIANS CLOTHES SWAP DATE: FRI 7TH JUNE | VENUE: OH YEAH MUSIC CENTRE, 15 – 2 1 GORDON STREET, BELFAST BT1 2LG | TIME: 2:30PM – 6 PM | ENTRY: £4
DATE: FRI 7TH JUNE | VENUE: STRAND CINEMA, 152 – 154 HOLYWOOD RD, BELFAST BT4 1NY | TIME: 8PM | ENTRY: £10
Help Musicians NI are holding a size and gender-inclusive clothes swap as part of Women’s Work. Attendees are welcome to bring up to five items per person and will receive 1 token per item. There will be a minimum donation of £4 to Help Musicians NI to take part. All left over clothes will be given to charity!
Cellist and singer Alana Henderson weaves pop, folk and classical elements to craft a sound which is strikingly unique. She made her debut in 2014 with ‘Wax & Wane’, an organic, slow-burn success which has amassed 9 million streams to date on Spotify alone. Her delicate production and a sense of intimacy created a sound which drew worthy comparison to Fiona Apple, Joanna Newsom and Vashti Bunyan. Bring your own and join Alana at The Strand to discover the next chapter in her musical journey.
BIRD & BRAMBLE PRESENT BLONDIE DATE: FRI 7TH JUNE | VENUE: OH YEAH MUSIC CENTRE, 15 – 2 1 GORDON STREET, BELFAST BT1 2LG | TIME: 8PM | ENTRY: £10 (£2 OF EACH TICKET IS DONATED TO WOMEN’S AID) This year’s Icon celebration is dedicated to a band that refuses to be defined by genre, politics, time or style. True innovators, Blondie has become a source of influence for so many artists. The live performance event will feature various dedications from a range of prominent artists including Rebekah Fitch, Hex Hue, Alice La, Problem Patterns, Girls Rock School NI and DJs.
WOMEN’S WORK A FESTIVAL CELEBRATING WOMEN IN MUSIC
JUNE 5–9 | O H YEAH CENTRE + BEYOND WOMENSWORKNI.CO.UK
WOMEN’S WORK SHOWCASE
DATE: FRI 7TH JUNE | VENUE: OH YEAH MUSIC CENTRE, 15 – 2 1 GORDON STREET, BELFAST, BT1 2LG | TIME: 5PM – 7 PM ENTRY: FREE, REGISTRATION REQUIRED VIA EVENTBRITE Is the radio revolution upon us? Zoe Ball, Lauren Laverne, Sara Cox and Mary Anne Hobbs are now helping to balance the gender issue across the biggest daytime radio shows in the UK – a seismic shift from the historically double-decked male dominance. In this special Women’s Work panel we are joined by the women ‘holding it down’ in the North of Ireland – the voices, the curators, the ground breakers featuring Caroline Fleck (Downtown), Lisa Flavelle (Belfast 89fm), Mairead Campbell (BBC Radio One) and Emer Maguire (BBC Radio Ulster). This panel is suited to those trying to break into radio as either a presenter or producer. It also offers an opportunity for musicians trying to get their music played to meet the people responsible for introducing new acts to big audiences.
CDJ WORKSHOP PRESENTED BY GIRL DJ
DATE: SAT 8TH JUNE | VENUE: OH YEAH MUSIC CENTRE, 15 – 21 GORDON STREET BELFAST, BT1 2LG | TIME: 11AM – 1 PM | ENTRY: £10 Belfast Club Queens, GIRL (Marion Hawkes & Venus Dupree) will lead another CDJ workshop for beginners at Women’s Work 2019. This 3-hour class will be offered in a safe, inclusive and relaxing environment covering the basics, which include learning CDJ and mixer functions, selecting music, beat matching and mixing. Previous years have sold out far in advance so get in quick and bag your space!
DATE: SAT 8TH JUNE | VENUE: OH YEAH MUSIC CENTRE, 15 – 21 GORDON STREET, BELFAST, BT1 2LG TIME: 12PM – 2 PM | ENTRY: FREE, TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE E-MAIL: GIRLSROCKSCHOOLNI@GMAIL.COM Girls Rock School NI makes music performance fun, accessible and available to groups of women at all stages and ages. Join them for this taster session to jam, riff and rock with others or simply give performance a go for the first time. The workshop space will have drums, bass, guitar and vocal setups – by the end of the session you will able to perform a full song on your chosen instrument.
CAREER LONGEVITY: IN CONVERSATION WITH BRIGID O’NEILL, SARAH MURPHY & LYNDSEY MCDOUGALL
DATE: SAT 8TH JUNE | VENUE: OH YEAH MUSIC CENTRE, 15 – 2 1 GORDON STREET, BELFAST, BT1 2LG | TIME: 12PM – 2PM | ENTRY: FREE In open conversation with our audience, Brigid, Sarah and Lyndsey will look at what these women in music have needed to do to sustain a career in music, what support have they had, barriers they’ve faced, what the future looks like for career musicians and how charities like Help Musicians NI can help. This session will welcome speakers who have had involvement across the industry, and stories spanning a variety of diverse experiences.
FINE TUNING YOUR LIVE PERFORMANCE
DATE: SAT 8TH JUNE | VENUE: THE BLACK BOX, HILL STREET, BELFAST, BT1 2LA | TIME: 12PM – 3 PM ENTRY: FREE, REGISTRATION REQUIRED VIA GLASGOW@THEMU.ORG
DATE: SAT 8TH JUNE | VENUE: OH YEAH MUSIC CENTRE, 15 – 2 1 GORDON STREET, BELFAST, BT1 2LG | TIME: 9PM – L ATE | ENTRY: £10 The Women’s Work Showcase is back and our bill is bigger than ever. This year’s line-up provides a snapshot of the female and female-identifying music makers across the country in pop, rock, ambient, experimental and rap.
FEATURING: –– Wynona Bleach –– Molly Sterling
–– Kyoto Love Hotel –– Havvk
–– Dena Anuk$a –– Girls Rock School NI Graduates
–– Gender Chores –– Gemma Bradley
SUCCESS WITH LESS STRESS PRESENTED BY MUSIC FOR MENTAL WEALTH DATE: SAT 8TH JUNE | VENUE: OH YEAH MUSIC CENTRE, 15 – 2 1 GORDON STREET, BELFAST, BT1 2LG | TIME: 2PM ENTRY: FREE, REGISTRATION VIA EVENTBRITE ESSENTIAL Join Coach & Mentor and former MD at Coda Music Agency Claire Horseman for a workshop around mental health and well-being and how you can thrive as a woman in the music industry. Highlights include recognising stress and burnout, finding your emotional resilience, and learning tools and techniques to support you. Claire will be available for one-to-one conversation following the session. Find out more: www.musicformentalwealth.com.
START TOGETHER WOMEN IN MUSIC SCHEME DATE: SUN 9TH JUNE | VENUE: OH YE AH MUSIC CENTRE, 15 – 21 GORDON STREET BELFAST, BT1 2LG | TIME: 1PM – 2PM ENTRY: FREE SIGN UP REQUIRED VIA SOPHIE@STARTTOGETHERSTUDIO.COM This event will conclude the Women in Music training that helped women and non-binary people develop skills in music recording and production through Start Together Studio. This training was gratefully funded by Help Musicians NI Women In Music Fund. Join us for a casual discussion / Q&A format, involving special guest hosts who will be discussing their work in the music industry and answering questions from both the audience and group participants.
THE MOTHER WITHIN SINGLE LAUNCH DANI (FULL BAND SHOW) + GUESTS DATE: SUN 9TH JUNE | VENUE: THE BLACK BOX, HILL STREET, BELFAST, BT1 2LA | TIME: 8PM | ENTRY: £8 EARLY BIRD TICKETS VIA: WWW.DANIMUSICATHOME.COM
The best performers are always looking for ways to develop and improve their live shows. The more engaging your live show, the more opportunity for you to grow your audience and increase the likelihood of further opportunities. In this workshop, the Musicians’ Union will facilitate a practical look at live sound setup, lighting and production basics, dos and don’ts and what is expected from musicians from a production perspective. Lunch will be provided.
This year’s Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival Artist in Residence, DANI, will launch her new single ‘The Mother Within’ with a full band as part of the Women’s Work Festival. DANI recorded ‘The Mother Within’ during the ‘Our Future Roots’ residency programme with Indonesian percussionists KunoKini in August 2018 at Half Bap Studios. Expect special guests and tales from her experiences in Palestine and Indonesia rooted firmly in the context of Irish folk music.
FAIRPLÉ: RISING TIDES
MIND YOURSELF: MENTAL HEALTH & MUSIC
DATE: SAT 8TH JUNE | VENUE: THE DUNCAIRN CENTRE, DUNCAIRN AVENUE, BELFAST BT14 6BP | TIME: 12PM – 4 PM | ENTRY: FREE
DATE: SUN 9TH JUNE | VENUE: OH YEAH MUSIC CENTRE, 15 – 2 1 GORDON STREET, BELFAST, BT1 2LG | TIME: 2:30PM – 4 PM ENTRY: LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE, REGISTER VIA EVENTBRITE
Supported and funded by Help Musicians NI through the Women in Music Fund, FairPlé is holding three panels: 1: Know Your Funders: with panellists from the Arts Council of Ireland, the Arts Council of NI, and Help Musicians NI 2: Scoring Evidence: an academic response to gender inequality in Irish folk/trad with Dr. Úna Monaghan, Joanne Cusack and Catriona Hawksworth 3: Identifying the ‘Workplace’ in Irish trad/folk: with Pauline Scanlon and Úna Molloy (Turning Pirate) & Eibhlín Ní Dhochartaigh (Imbolc)
ATYPICAL SOCIAL FOR DISABLED & D/DEAF MUSICIANS DATE: SAT 8TH JUNE | VENUE: UNIVERSITY OF ATYPICAL, 109 – 113 ROYAL AVENUE BELFAST, BT11FF | TIME: 2PM – 3 :30PM | ENTRY: FREE Call down to University of Atypical from 2:00pm to 3:30pm on Saturday June 6th to hang out, meet other disabled and D/deaf musicians, and chat to representatives from University of Atypical and Oh Yeah Centre to learn about ways we may be able to offer support.
SelfMade presents an interactive workshop led by psychotherapist, musician, researcher and BIMM lecturer, Aoife Ruth. The session is supported by Help Musicians NI, an independent charity for musicians whose work includes providing help and support for emerging talent. This workshop will explore the psychology of women’s experiences in music, from the pressure to perform femininity in the ‘right’ way, to how we internalise messages about the value, potential and abilities of female musicians.
BEAUTY QUEENS, MUSIC & ACTIVISM – A CONVERSATION DATE: SUN 9TH JUNE | VENUE: THE GREEN ROOM, THE BLACK BOX HILL STREET, BELFAST, BT1 2LA | TIME: 7PM | ENTRY: FREE, REGISTER VIA EVENTBRITE. DONATIONS WELCOMED FOR GENESIS STARS FOUNDATION SCHOOL Presented by Escuelas de Paz & Beyond Skin. Genesis is a Colombian musician, children’s champion, peace activist, and the founder of Genesis Stars Foundation, a school meeting the needs of girls using music in education. Genesis is also a beauty queen, with over 16 crowns to her name. So how does Genesis use her success to protect and empower young women, is it a contradiction to promote the unrealistic expectations of beauty competitions or a useful tool for engagement?
NEO NEO #8 – SOUND & VISION
WRITE. FIGHT. IGNITE!
DATE: SAT 8TH JUNE | VENUE: THE GREEN ROOM, THE BLACK BOX, HILL STREET BELFAST, BT1 2LA | TIME: 7PM | ENTRY: FREE
DATE: SUN 9TH JUNE | VENUE: OH YEAH MUSIC CENTRE, 15 – 21 GORDON STREET BELFAST, BT1 2LG | TIME: 7PM ENTRY: £5 + BOOKING FEE
This immersive showcase event will feature audio works created by participants from the NEO NEO Sound & Vision course, alongside guest performers. During the course participants have worked in audio recording, DJing and beat-making to create original soundscapes in response to a visual brief from artist Helena Hamilton. NEO NEO is supported and funded by Help Musicians NI through the Women in Music Fund and showcases highquality contemporary music and visual art through live events with a focus on experimental electronic performance and collaborative practices. Find us at: www.facebook.com/neoneoproject/
Women Aloud NI join Geraldine Quigley, author of Guardian-reviewed ‘Music Love Drugs War’, a novel about 1981 Derry and all that entails seen through the eyes of teenagers, to bring you an evening of literary talent. From poems to plays, this night will explore what happens when music gets under your skin and how to write it... on the page. Featuring performances and discussion from Sharon Dempsey, Alice McCullough, Elizabeth McGeown and Csilla Toldy.
THE GUILTY FEMINIST: LIVE DATE: SAT 8TH JUNE | VENUE: LIMELIGHT 1, BELFAST (SEATED) | TIME: 7PM (EARLY SHOW) | ENTRY: TICKETS £18.50 + BOOKING FEES (18+ ONLY) The Guilty Feminist is coming to Belfast! This award winning podcast for 21st century feminists, with over 50 million downloads is making its Belfast debut as part of Women’s Work. Join comedian Deborah Frances-White and special guests for this off-limits live comedy podcast, to be recorded live at Limelight 1, Saturday 8th June.
START TOGETHER STUDIO PARTY DATE: SUN 9TH JUNE | VENUE: LIMELIGHT 2, 17 ORMEAU AVENUE, BELFAST, BT2 8HD | TIME: 7PM | ENTRY: £10 Start Together Studio will host the first Irish show for punk 5-piece Queen Zee (Sasstone Records) whose debut album was part recorded with Rocky O’Reilly. Shake down at this super special Women’s Work finale with “strange people from Liverpool who look a little weird and rock like crazy” – Iggy Pop (BBC Radio 6 Music). 5% of ticket sales will be donated to The Belfast Trans Resource Centre; a hub for transgender, non-binary and questioning people and their families across NI – www.belfasttrans.org.uk/fundraiser