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First Timers Voice/Performance workshop

15/07/2018 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Post-First Timers Vocal/Performance workshop by Ren (Petrol Girls) and Janey (Dream Nails)!

An opportunity to explore what voice is and can be, including activities based on features of voice such as: volume/ emotion/ energy/ power/ uniqueness/ body. You DO NOT need to be able to sing ‘well’ or to have had any prior experience in singing to participate in this workshop. This workshop is about empowering people to be confident in their own voice and really develop whats unique about them.

This is NOT a singing workshop! You do not have to “be able to sing” to front a band!

Listen to Ren’s band Petrol Girls: https://petrolgirls.bandcamp.com/
Listen to Janey’s band Dream Nails: https://dreamnails.bandcamp.com/

This workshop is part of Ren’s Masters Degree in exploring the intersections of politics, art and music and so participants will need to sign a consent form to be a part of the research. Email Ren directly if you have any questions about this: renaldridge@gmail.com

£5 (booking fee included)

No one turned away for lack of funds.
Email dsflfirsttimers@gmail.com in advance for a free place.

Only 15 spots available.

Your ticket money goes to paying the workshop facilitator and enabling others to attend the workshop for free.

💖 About First Timers Fest 💖

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, age, etc.

Our 2018 festival has already happened, but stay updated on social media for details about future workshops and next year’s festival!

For other First Timers Fest 2018 info:
FTF 2018 Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/201740340257062/
FB page: First Timers Fest
Website: http://www.firsttimers.org/
Twitter: @FirstTimersFest
Instagram: @firsttimersfest
Email: dsflfirsttimers@gmail.com

💖 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: https://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.


2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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DIY Space for London
96-102 Ormside St
London, SE15 1TF United Kingdom
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