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Archiving Women’s Performance Practice

Ahead of Delia Derbyshire Day 2016, join [DWAN] Digital Women’s Archive North and Delia Derbyshire Day for a networking event to explore the (in)visibility of women’s performance practice and the many ways we can capture narrative and outcomes. Expect short presentations, performances and workshop activities, with plenty of space for informal discussion and refreshments! To reserve your free ticket, simply register online here.

The event will explore the (in)visibility of women’s practice in history and contemporary contexts, considering how mechanisms and content of the “archive” can be unravelled and re-presented. We will look at what archiving means to different people, the importance and value of archives, and the many ways we can capture narrative and outcomes.

Participants/ contributors include:

  • John Ryands Library (Delia Derbyshire Archive)
  • Caro C (Delia Derbyshire Day)
  • Abigail Ward (Manchester District Music Archive)
  • Sarah Feinstein (Manchester District Music Archive)
  • Kate Lowes (Brighter Sound)
  • Karen Shannon (Let’s Go)
  • Kevin Burke (Instigate Arts)
  • Anne Louise Kershaw (Instigate Arts)
  • Sylvia Kölling (Feminist Webs)
  • Heather Roberts (RNCM Archives)
  • Jennifer Reid (broadside balladress)
  • Najia Bagi (artist and musician)
  • Andrea Pazos (artist)
  • Mary Stark (artist filmmaker)
  • Mandy Wigby (musician and composer)

About the organisers

[DWAN] Digital Women’s Archive North is an educational arts and heritage enterprise unlocking the women’s histories in archives – delivering training & skills development; arts & heritage projects; and research. Follow them on Twitter @dwarchivenorth

Delia Derbyshire Day is a Manchester-based organisation that pays homage to the late great Delia Derbyshire (1937-2001) – a pioneer of electronic music in England in the 1960’s. DD Day is an almost annual event in Manchester with national touring events and an on-going education programme. DD Day 2016 will take place on 17 January at HOME, with the theme of MUSIC & VISUAL. Follow them on Twitter @DDDay2016