Continuing the centenary celebrations of the 1918 Representation of the People Act, and as part of Edge Hill’s Wonder Women campaign, Liverpool’s electro-pop trio Stealing Sheep will present their Suffragette Tribute at this year’s Sound City.
Co-commissioned by Edge Hill University and Manchester based creative music charity Brighter Sound, the tribute performance will bring together female musicians from the Liverpool area with design, audio-visual and production students to create a marching band and procession featuring brand new music from the band themselves.
“The procession is a celebration of women and responds to the centenary of suffrage with female dancers from Edge Hill University. We’re working with choreographer Kate Cox and with map projections – which will be installed in the Blade Factory during the festival,” said Stealing Sheep.
The performance will be the culmination of a five-day artistic residency led by the band themselves at Liverpool’s Invisible Wind Factory. The residency is part of Both Sides Now, an initiative led by Brighter Sound to support, inspire and showcase female artists based in the Merseyside region.
Stealing Sheep said:
“We want to work with women from different ages, backgrounds and a mix of musical influences and styles, with a shared vision for celebrating women and suffrage. This incredible anniversary has inspired us to create a new piece of music that will come alive during this residency. We want to make a bold statement, bring women together and get loud!”
Edge Hill University is Sound City’s Innovation Partner and has an on-going partnership that provides career-enhancing connections to students. Edge Hill is committed to producing industry-ready graduates with real-world experience of working in the creative sector, which is essential in the UK’s competitive job market.