Presented by HOME and The Association of Sound Designers

Calling all North West Sound Practitioners, Producers and Makers

As part of the Producers Toolkit, we are delighted to invite you to this in-person panel discussion followed by a drinks mixer

Whether you’re a theatre or filmmaker, sound is an important factor to consider when developing a project.

This panel discussion will look at how producers connect to sound designers when developing new projects, at what stage in the process collaborators become involved and how the use of sound can expand the impact of live and film based work.

We’ll also look at the differences between sound design for stage and screen.

Come along and then stay for a drinks mixer where you might just meet future collaborators!

The discussion will be 2pm – 3.30pm, followed by a drinks mixer until 5pm.

The Panel


Melanie Wilson is a U.K based multi-disciplinary performance maker. Her work is founded on the contemporary interplay between sound art, experimental forms of composition, language and live performance.

Melanie’s sound works include: Women of Record, a binaural headphones piece, National Trust, Knole House; You Move Me, a multi-channel film installation with Gemma Riggs and Laura Murphy, at Herbert Reade Gallery and NN Contemporary; Meek, Edinburgh Fringe & U.K touring; Uncle Vanya, HOME Manchester; Kingdom Come, RSC; The Shape of the Pain, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017 (Fringe First winner) & U.K touring; 6 degrees below the horizon and falling, a headphones piece for Their Wonderlands international group exhibition, mac gallery, Birmingham; Self Portrait with Frida, an audio installation commissioned by BAC for the One on One Festival 2011; every minute, always, a collaboration with Abigail Conway, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2010, British Council showcase 2011 & U.K and International touring; The View From Here, an audio performance commissioned by BAC One on One Festival 2010, also featured on Resonance FM and The Third Coast International Audio Festival, Chicago Public Radio and  Mari Me Archie, a companion headphones piece to Iris Brunette, U.K touring.

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Charlotte Barber goes by the moniker SHAR and is a sound designer, composer, and songwriter. She writes and produces music for theatre, film and live performance.

Recent credits include; Factory Sounds supported artist 2023 (Factory International) Tuning In 2023 (Miles-Wildin/Ng, Graeae & Theatre By The Lake); Queerinsight (10 short films First Take) 2023; Little Bits of Ruined Beauty 2022 (Pentabus); Astronauts 2022 (Royal Exchange); Blood Harmony 2022 (Thickskin); Kerbs 2022 (Graeae); Up The Hill 2021 (Royal Exchange Theatre); Belle and Mary 2021 (The Dukes); Still Breathing 2020 (short film -Manchester International Festival); Utopia 2019 (Royal Exchange Theatre); the accident did not take place (Edinburgh Fringe 2019 & UK Tour) YESYESNONO; Insert Slogan Here (Edinburgh Fringe 2018, UK Tour) YESYESNONO.

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Jamie Finlay is an award-winning Composer, Music Producer, Sound Designer and Audio Director based in Manchester, UK.

Jamie started his career with a series of acclaimed music releases on independent dance and electronic labels. This led to extensive live performances both with his own live act and as a guest singer, instrumentalist and DJ.

Over the last 10 years Jamie has focused on composition, sound design and audio direction and has worked on a slew of award-winning projects with some of the biggest names in entertainment including Sony Playstation, BBC, Marvel, Disney, Lucas Arts, Google and Warner Interactive.

Inspired by his love of film, games, interactive and experiential design, Jamie founded music and sound design studio WeMakeAudio in 2019.


4 hours

We want our workshops to be accessible to as many people as possible.

If you would like to attend this workshop but your financial situation prevents you from booking a £5 ticket, you can pay £0.

If you can afford to pay, all profits made go directly back into the Artist Development Programme. Suggested price  £5.