Call for female drummers/percussionists by Stealing Sheep

Both Sides Now, Sound City, Baltic Triangle, Liverpool, 5 May

In response to the centenary of suffrage, Stealing Sheep are celebrating women with a brand new performance inspired by the suffragette movement.

The trio – Rebecca Hawley, Emily Lansley and Lucy Mercer – have issued a rallying call for female drummers and percussionists from the Liverpool area to help create their new performance piece entitled Suffragette Tribute.

The fifteen participants chosen take part in a 5-day creative residency at Liverpool’s Invisible Wind Factory between 30 Apr – 4 May, and also work with choreographer Kate Cox on aspects of the final performance.

The project is part of Both Sides Now, a 3 year campaign to support, inspire and showcase women in music across the North of England, co-ordinated by Manchester based music charity Brighter Sound.

Both Sides Now launched November 2017 in Manchester with host Miranda Sawyer and a host of participants from the Manchester area led by Beth Orton, with support from Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence fund.

As director of the first artist residency, Beth said of the programme: ‘For me, Both Sides Now stands for a space where you can feel free to create music you feel excited to explore, a language you get to define for yourself and not be defined by.’

To participate see https://www.brightersound.com/bothsidesnow/