Fw: Reminder - Women's History Month

A Message from Women's History Month

Women’s History Month in East London                  Co-ordinated by Alternative Arts.
Celebrating women artists, activists, writers and performers with a diverse programme of exhibitions and events across East London.
If you are planning a relevant exhibition/performance/event/workshop during March 2018 please let us know so that we may include your activities in the Women’s History Month programme which will be widely promoted. Participation is FREE.
Deadline for submission 8 January 2018. Earlier submission appreciated.
Please send the following details and an image to [email protected]
·         Venue and address with full postcode
·         Nearest tube/stn
·         Website & phone number
·         Date(s) and time(s) of Event/Exhibition
·         Admission charges (if any)
·         Title of Event/Exhibition
·         Names of Artists/Performers/Writers involved (if any)
·         Brief description
·         Contact name and email (not for publication)
·         One image
In 2018 we shall be celebrating the centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act which gave the vote to some women for the first time #Vote100 and the 1928 Equal Franchise Act which gave the vote to all women over the age of 21 #Vote90
In East London the East London Federation of Suffragettes led by Sylvia Pankhurst was based in Bow with branches all over the East End. They grounded their campaign in the everyday reality of working women’s lives and saw the vote as just one aspect of the struggle for equality. They fought for a living wage, decent housing, equal pay, food price controls, adequate pensions and numerous other causes. When the First World War broke out in August 1914 the ELFS led community action to support those most affected by unemployment and spiralling food prices. They organised a children’s health clinic, a nursery school, a co-operative toy factory, and a series of canteens serving nutritious food at ‘cost price’. This remarkable organisation existed for 10 years from 1914 to 1924.
Maggie Pinhorn
Director Alternative Arts
Amy Dyke-Coomes
Project Manager




Ten successful participants selected from six European countries to join the new international initiative empowering women to transform the music industry.

Keychange, a collaborative European programme led by PRS Foundation which aims to empower women to transform the music industry, is proud to announce 60 female artists and innovators for a groundbreaking programme spanning two years. Announced today at Hamburg’s Reeperbahn Festival, the successful participants will take part in a series of showcases, discussions, collaborations and a programme of creative labs at seven international festivals. Backed by an innovation fund to help test new projects and ideas, Keychange will culminate with a final event in Brussels at the European Parliament in 2019, at which Keychange partners will present a manifesto for change.

Go to the weblink below for all the information about this exciting and focused programme aiming to change women's position and perceived value in the music industry with some absolutely brilliant cross national collaborations envisaged


Exclusive 15percent DISCOUNT on ISM membership for Women in Music members and supporters - HURRY

Not just one update today but two .....  This is a generous offer from ISM who so brilliantly support musicians and composers with practical, networking and one to one expertise and help - follow the link below for full details.

To benefit from this outstanding offer please email [email protected] and I will send you the magic CODE! Obviously this is primarily for WiM members - however those of you  reading this blog - or on out twitter feed @WomeninMusicUK  are close in so ..... HURRY

"As a friend and partner of the ISM, we’d like to thank Women in Music for your support by offering your musicians an exclusive summer gift of 15% off ISM individual membership if they join as new members by 31 August.

With this offer your musicians would be eligible for full rate membership for £145.35 (usually £171) or graduate rate membership for just £63.75 (usually £75) for the first year - if they have graduated with their first music degree within the last ten years they can take advantage of our graduate discount. Students studying for their degree level qualification in music are eligible for student membership at just £15.

The benefits of membership include comprehensive insurances, expert legal advice and representation, award-winning professional development, free promotion and discounts on hundreds of products and services. You can find out more at ism.org. "

2017 Inspire Young Composers’ Competition winners

Four of the five winners of the 2017 BBC Proms Inspire Competition for young composers are female.  A big congratulations to all the winners.  Women in Music is very pleased to see such a talented new generation of young women coming up.  It is very good, too, to see a gender balanced judging panel.  It really does make a difference. 

BBC Proms Inspire Day is the 14th August.  Watch or listen in if you can.



Welcome to Women in Music UK's blog.  Here we will be able to discuss issues that any member would like to bring to the group.  I hope everyone finds this blog useful and informative.  All the best.