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You Can’t Be What You Can’t See: DIY performers talk identity, gender and music

04/03/2016 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

£3 – £5

You Can’t Be What You Can’t See is an evening of short talks on the theme of identity, gender, music and performance.

A diverse range of DIY musicians will speak/ perform/ respond in some way, for no longer than five minutes each re: how their identity, or how their identity is read, intersects w their experiences of playing music. Where are the points of tension, clarity, frustration, joy, alienation? Expect everything and anything, from rageblurbs to recitals, short lectures, manifestos to monologues, stories, experiences, thoughts and ideas.

Who’s up? So far:

Kirsty Fife (Actual Crimes)
Liv Wynter (Artist)
Xana (Live Looper)
Ray Filar (The Dykeness, My Therapist Says Hot Damn)
Jen Calleja (Feature, Sauna Youth)
Ellie Roberts (Good Throb, Snob)
Evanthia Georgiou (Efialtis)
Cassie Agbehenu (Fight Rosa Fight)
Chardine Taylor-Stone (Big Joanie)
Kaila Stone (Self Defence Family, Dregs)
Lucy Anstey (Primetime)
Alexandra Smyrliadi (Efialtis, Sarcasm)
Ren Aldridge (Petrol Girls)
Sophie Brown (Woolf, Pony Boy)
Tamsin Leach (Es, Black Fungus)

+ lots more TBC

Bar’s open from 7pm. Talks run at 8-10 with an intermission at 9. Suggested donation £3-£5, with all proceeds going towards First Timers workshop fees for facilitators. DSFL is a flat access building with wheelchair accessible toilets. Seating is first come first served.

YCBWYCS is part of First Timers – a season of workshops that encourage new bands to form and people to play music who haven’t before, all culminating in a weekend where every new band plays their first gig. See here for more: firsttimersldn.tumblr.com


7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
£3 – £5
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