Musicians Support the Migrants is a fundraising night of music in association with Lesbians and Gay Support the Migrants & Say It Loud Club. Come along to DIY Space for London for a fabulous evening accompanied by a smashing line-up of LGBTQ+ fronted bands!
The E. D. Fowler Band
Described by Brighton Music Office as ‘an amazing band with an important message’, The E. D. Fowler Band are a queer-fronted trio performing their own brand of ‘anxiety pop’. Its members arriving from varying musical backgrounds, the band cites a wide variety of influences that are present in their upbeat and eclectic style.
Grapefruit are an emerging LGBT+ and female fronted indie band, described as creating ‘brooding and atmospheric alt/indie’. Their sound has been compared to a range of artists, from the XX by BBC introducing’s Abbie McCarthy to the Smith.
Tickets: £4 ADV / £5 OTD
(Free entry for accompanying support workers, personal assistants or carers)
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for this to be arranged
DIY Space For London
96 – 108 Ormside Street, SE15 1TF
DSFL is a member’s club. Open to members and their guests only. Membership costs £2 and takes 48 hours to take effect. Join and pay at diyspaceforlondon.org
The venue aims to be as open and inclusive as possible and is accessible. For further details on DSFL and access enquiries, please visit https://diyspaceforlondon.org/access/
Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants
Inspired by Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners in the 1980s, Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants (LGSMigrants) is a queer group that stands in solidarity with other communities facing state violence and media attacks. In the current political climate, migrants bear the brunt of far-right violence, face demonisation in the media and are criminalised by the state. LGSMigrants use the strength of the queer community and an understanding of our history of struggle to fight back in support of those at the sharpest end of government oppression today.
Not long ago, LGBT+ people were the “illegals” and queer pubs and bars were being targeted in police raids and subject to state violence. Now, it is homes and workplaces of migrants that are targeted. Our queerness is weaponised by the state and media. Hard-won rights for LGBT+ people are presented as part of “British” or “European” values and migrants, particularly Muslim migrants, are constructed as a threat to these values. We see through this attempt to pit oppressed and exploited groups against each other.
Through fundraising and creative direct action, we stand in solidarity with all migrants. We fight back against homonationalism. We build on a proud history of queer solidarity to say: no one is illegal.
Say It Loud Club
The Say it Loud Club is an LGBT community support group which works to improve the health and wellbeing of Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender Refugees and Asylum seekers. Although London based, we reach out to LGBT asylum seekers and refugees throughout the UK.
We achieve our aims by providing services that support individual LGBT refugees directly; by engaging LGBT volunteers in the delivery of these services; and also by giving our service users a voice to contribute to the strategic development and inclusion of LGBT refugees and asylum seekers within health and care services.
We aim to improve the health and well-being of the LGBT people who have experienced a disproportionately high level of health inequalities compared with the general population. Many of our service users are people who have had to flee their countries of origin due to persecutions and harassments because of their sexual orientation. Our services aim to improve health outcomes and allow LGBT people to live more active lives as connected and integrated members of their communities.
Financially Transparent Model
This event is being organised by The E. D. Fowler Band in association with DSFL and Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants. The organisers aim to raise funds for LGSMigrants whilst financially supporting the bands they play alongside.
With this in mind, after the £80 booking/sound engineer fees have been recouped by ticket sales, all profits will be distributed; 50% to LGSMigrants, 30% to the headliners, 20% to the opening act. The organisers will not be taking any financial profits from this event.