Music can be a way to challenge shit politicians and social injustice. It can become an anthem of social change. The artist can be the first to say “give peace a chance” or “fuck you I won’t do what you tell me”. We’ll workshop how to make the issues you care about into powerful lyrics, drawing on imagery and metaphor to express hope and rage. We’ll find ways to make complex topics like the link between fascism and capitalism, the importance of bisexual representation, or the nuances of expressing a multicultural heritage into a few simple words that can translate your emotions and touch others.
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 as accessible as possible, so if you would like to come but cannot afford the ticket price, you can reserve a place by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets are available here.
About Jelly Cleaver
Jelly Cleaver is a singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist. She used to teach guitar and has played in many different bands and styles including rock, funk, folk and jazz. As an activist, her songs are often about the issues she campaigns for, especially migrant rights and anti-racism. She’s part of the LOUD WOMEN team, and is regularly at gigs or gigging around London.
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, etc.
Our 2019 festival will be taking place on May 4th & 5th 2019. Applications from new bands to play are open, email email@example.com.
For other First Timers Fest 2019 info:
FTF 2019 Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/201740340257062/
FB page: First Timers Fest