The BIT Collective presents Furthering the Discussion: A day of conversation and workshops exploring gender and equality issues in folk and traditional music. Taking place from 12pm at the CCA Glasgow on Wednesday the 10th December, the event will be an opportunity to take a closer look into specific topics of interest such as Equality and Support in the Caring Role and Intersectionality. There will be representatives present from organisations such as Help Musicians UK, Musicians Union and Bogha-Frois. Sound Engineer Carla Feuerstein will lead a Live Sound workshop and the event concludes with a celebratory performance at the CCA in the evening featuring some of Scotland’s most innovative musicians and special one-off collaborations.
Although the day’s discussions will mainly focus on issues for those working in the folk and traditional music industry, the event is open to all who have an interest in making the music and arts scene a more equal and inclusive space.
‘While there has been some real progress in recent years in terms of gender equality and awareness in trad/folk music, there’s still so much to discuss and improve upon and I hope this event will be a chance for us to delve a bit deeper into some of the specific challenges and issues that are yet to be resolved. It’s also an opportunity to look at and learn about other areas of inequality so that we can work together at making our industry as fair and inclusive a space as possible’ Rachel Newton, The BIT Collective
Launched in 2017, BIT Collective aims to identify, explore and address gender equality issues in the folk and traditional music scene with a shared objective of instigating positive change through discussion, support and progressive action.
Tickets can be purchased on the door. £5 for the daytime events and £10/£8 to include access to the evening concert. Find out more about The BIT Collective at www.facebook.com/thebitcollective