Sound City Innovation Partner, Edge Hill University, has an on-going partnership that provides career-enhancing connections to students. The University 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. Their 2018 programme includes:
The Label Recordings Venue Takeover Kitchen Street 4-8pm Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th May
Saturday - Aztex, Oranji Son, Ceemax, (TBC) Sunday - Vain Male, Bill Nickson, Ali Horn, Seatbelts
Stealing Sheep Suffragette Tribute Presented in partnership with Edge Hill University and Brighter Sound
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.
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.
'Radical Daughters' Choreographed by Thick and Tight Takes its stimulus from the photography and artwork of Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore whom created a series of theatrical gender challenging self-portraits that David Bowie later described as, “Really quite mad, in the nicest possible way.” The stepsisters (and lovers) collaborated to create art that shook the foundations and helped – alongside many other figures throughout history – sow the seed for the idea to challenge the binaries of gender. Like the work of the sisters this piece is beautifully mad, exquisitely choreographed, with a rock and roll East German Soundtrack and unapologetic Bowie style flair and vamp.
'So Love…' Choreographed by Mathiu Geffre So love... is the portrait of a generation looking at tomorrow’s adventures. Negotiating in-between expectations and authenticity. The piece gathers a cast of 8 young women building the path towards their empowered future.