Fringe Events

WOMEN IN MUSIC : Who Gives A F***?! hosted by Two Broke Slags

A day long extravaganza at The Old Coal Yard and Cobalt Studios CIC that will feature some of the most empowering guest speakers for women and non-binary guests. We have partnered with sister organisation Forward NE to bring you a networking event with likeminded individuals, located at the heart of Ouseburn Valley in Newcastle.
Between us and the great minds over at Generator, we are gathering some trailblazers in independent creative arts who are united in their experiences as #WIM and #makingspacessafer – focusing on an inclusive environment to enjoy live music.
At the Old Coal Yard, Q&As will be hosted by Two Broke Slags where we will be free to talk all things boobs and bops; accompanied with panels of activists who encourage self empowerment and collaborative feminism.
We are eclectic to welcome PHIBI who will be joining us for a stripped back acoustic set to see you into our after party. We will not be charging entry but will be asking for a donation of what you can afford to raise money for Breast Cancer Now.
A huge thank you to megmcart for the poster – we will be announcing speakers and more very soon! Until then, secure your tickets *this event is inclusive and welcomes anyone marginalised as a result of intolerance against their gender identity.

'Why Solange Matters' In Conversation with Steph Phillips (Big Joanie)

Journey Cafe Bar

Sister Shack and Generator, in association with Forum Books, present an exclusive discussion with author and musician Stephanie Phillips (Big Joanie) about her highly acclaimed 2021 book ‘Why Solange Matters’, followed by DJ sets from DJ Awkward Black Girl and BEF residents.

Free tickets are extremely limited and available from the link below.


20.11.2010 (10am)
Cobalt Studios

AJA is returning to lead an intimate workshop exploring how to make field recordings, while also sharing some insight into their own creative practice

Participants will be shown how to create a wide range of tones and textures, using simple built in Ableton Plugins, learning how to build tracks and soundscapes, while experimenting and discovering new sounds as a group through live demonstration, in a safe and empowering environment.

The workshop will include:

  • Listening Meditation
  • Ableton Demonstration
  • Live Soundscape/track created
  • Unique Sample Packs created for participants to take away for free!

Read more about AJA Ireland HERE 

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