Stealing Sheep Suffragette Tribute
Presented in partnership with Edge Hill University and Brighter Sound.
Saturday 5th May Procession leading to performance at Blade Factory Saturday 8.45-9.15pm
Sunday 6th May Procession leading to performance at Blade Factory 9-10pm
(times subject to change)
As part of Edge Hill University’s partnership with Sound City and in response to the centenary of suffrage, Stealing Sheep are celebrating women with a performance inspired by the suffragette movement. Co-commissioned by Edge Hill University and Manchester-based creative music charity Brighter Sound, ‘Stealing Sheep’s Suffragette Tribute’ will bring together female drummers and percussionists from the Liverpool area with design, AV and production students to create a marching band and procession featuring brand new music – all inspired by women, equality and empowerment.
The performance will be the culmination of a five-day artistic residency led by Stealing Sheep. The residency is part of Both Sides Now, an initiative led by Brighter Sound to support, inspire and showcase female artists based in the North of England.
Stealing Sheep are an indie-alt-pop band from Liverpool, who formed in 2010. The three members are Becky Hawley (keys), Emily Lansley (bass) and Lucy Mercer (drums). They are currently signed to Heavenly Recordings and are due to release their third studio album. They have toured with the likes of AltJ, Django Django, St.Vincent and Postal Service, they have also collaborated with the RadioPhonic Workshop on a live film score at Brancage Film festival and devised music for the British film festival.
Edge Hill University have co-commissioned the piece as part of its ‘Wonder Women’ year of celebration of women’s suffrage, and empowered its students to be involved through its innovative Student Opportunity programme.
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