London-based promoter Dance Like I’ve Got Diamonds, who’s built up a reputation for promoting exciting live female-dominated music nights in London (including headline sets from the likes of GIHE favourites The Franklys, Dream Nails and The Tuts), are now back with a new initiative to get more women involved behind the scenes in the industry.
A series of three music industry-focused events taking place at London’s Omeara, the new project is called Diamonds X Sessions and will consist of talks, panels and workshops open to anyone identifying as a woman or non-binary. The thought behind the initiative is to create a safe space that allows for women to meet and learn more about the industry whilst getting inspired by each other. Of the event, co-founder and project manager Lisa Lindfors explains:
“I believe that representation is crucial… We need to show young women that although the music industry might seem like one big boys club, there is definitely a future for women and non-binary people within it. With these events we want to show women that there are loads of opportunities out there and hopefully give them the confidence to pursue them”
(Dance Like I’ve Got Diamonds founders Lisa and Isabelle)
Including names such as Ayelle (Artist/Songwriter), Carly Rockett (Communion Music), Luna Cohen-Solal (Warner Bros. Records), Joanie Eaton, Sarah Joy (Babelogue) and our very own Mari Lane and Kate Crudgington (!), the three events will be held at London venue Omeara on Sunday the 15th, 22nd and 29th April, and look set to be super inspirational and informative.
Us Get In Her Ears gals will be speaking at the event on Sunday 29th April. We’ll be talking all things GIHE; explaining how and why we got started, what we do, and answering any questions you may have. Look forward to seeing you there!
Where: In the Mezzanine Bar at Omeara, 6 O’Meara Street, London Bridge SE1 1TE
When: Sunday 15th, 22nd and 29th April between 15:30-19:30.
Tickets: £10/per event or £25 for all three events. These events are not for profit and any additional income, beyond the finances needed to cover the costs of the events, will be donated to the Malala Fund to further girls’ education around the world. Tickets are available here.