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First Timers: Introduction to Effects Pedals

15/03/2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Ticket Link: https://tickets.partyforthepeople.org/events/5274-introduction-to-effects-pedals?fbclid=IwAR0MTqemwoxvrjTKbEoawGwUPmQugmmfD8JVDgL8egLxHBBlXIR3ye44r8g

Adam & Julia from The Sheridens will be teaching the basics of effects pedals. A workshop covering the basics of effects pedals, which are definitely not just for guitars! This session will break down and demonstrate the various types of sound effects, how they work and how you can use them in your music. Practical elements will include plenty of time for participants to experiment with different sounds, and build their own mini-pedalboards. You are welcome to bring your own instrument if you like!
Suitable for complete beginners as well as people who have a bit of experience messing about with different sounds!

❤ About th’sheridens ❤
th’sheridans are a DIY band who make lush incongru-pop. Songs focusing on radical softness as a response to everyday racism & misogyny. Sometimes also food, dating and small towns. Ingredients: guitar / viola / synth / drum machine

There are 15 places for this workshop. Book a place in advance to avoid disappointment! Tickets are £5 (+booking fee). We aim to make our workshops accessible as possible, so if you would like to come but cannot afford the ticket price you can reserve a place by emailing firsttimers@diyspaceforlondon.org

❤ About First Timers ❤
FTF is a season of workshops followed by a two-day festival where every band plays its first show. FTF is about getting new faces and voices in bands, and doing something about the lack of diversity in the make-up of the DIY music community.

As a direct way of addressing the lack of diversity in the make-up of the DIY music community, our workshops centre people who are disabled (visible or non-visible), LGBTQIA+ folk, people of colour, and women. As well, we are here to support people who have never played in a band before // never played the instrument they’ve always wanted to learn before because of their class, race, gender, mental health, etc.

Our 2020 festival will be taking place on May 2nd & 3rd 2020. Applications from new bands to play are open:

For other First Timers Fest 20120 info:
FTF 2019 Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/201740340257062/
FB page: First Timers Fest
Website: www.firsttimers.org
Twitter: @FirstTimersFest
Instagram: @firsttimersfest
Email: firsttimers@diyspaceforlondon.org

💖 About the venue, DIY Space for London 💖

DIY Space for London is on a single floor level, with access ramps, widened doors, an accessible toilet and plenty of space for manoeuvring and getting away from crowds. There is plenty of seating available and the toilets are gender neutral and accessible.

On entering the venue there is a small ramp, which is quite steep and might require assistance going up and down. If you are a wheelchair user and not travelling with anyone, let us know in advance you are coming so someone at the venue can be there to assist.

If you would like to discuss access, please get in touch or visit our website: www.diyspaceforlondon.org/access

Email – access@diyspaceforlondon.org

Phone – 020 7635 9470 (Leave a message and we will respond)

Postal – 96-108 Ormside St, London SE15 1TF

Response time – Someone will be able to respond within 5 days

Our volunteers are happy to meet event attendees at the nearest bus stop, please contact to arrange.

DIY Space has an Access Group that is always working to improve accessibility. Most recently it worked towards making DIY Space For London the UK’s first volunteer-run venue to achieve Bronze status on the Charter of Best Practice from Attitude Is Everything – a charity that improves Deaf and disabled people’s access to live music.


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DIY Space for London
96-102 Ormside St
London, SE15 1TF United Kingdom


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