Finding Your Voice - First Timers Vocal Workshop

DIY Space for London, London

Sunday, 20 Jan 2019

13:00 – 15:00

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💖About the workshop💖

The workshop will cover the basics from warming up to relaxing the body in order to open it up and create a safe space for the voice to sing. You will also learn a song to sing using the techniques learnt! Start off on the right foot to get your vocals just right!

There are 15 places for this workshop. Book a place in advance to avoid disappointment. Tickets are £5 (+booking fee). We aim to make our workshops as accessible as possible, so if you would like to come but cannot afford the ticket price, you can reserve a place by emailing

💖About MIRI💖

British singer-songwriter MIRI blends heart and grit, distilled through a smooth, melodic pop filter. MIRI has received radio airplay on BBC Radio 6 Music, Radio X and BBC London performing regularly around the UK and Europe gaining a reputation for her eclectic gigs and stage presence including Sofar Sounds, Bush Hall supporting Laura Veirs and Natty's Vibes & Pressure. MIRI co-promotes and co-hosts live music events ""Blue Monday"" created for LBTQ women and allies at The Boogaloo in London now in its 8th year and collaborating with award winning music venue Green Note on sold out events called ""Girls To The Front” bringing female musicians to the forefront.

Behind the scenes MIRI works with and for various grassroots music charities that offer additional opportunities for young people and people of all ages experiencing mental health problems. MIRI is a facilitator, workshop leader and music mentor."

💖 About First Timers Fest 💖

FTF is a season of workshops followed by a two-day festival where every band plays its first show. FTF is about getting new faces and voices in bands, and doing something about the lack of diversity in the make-up of the DIY music community.

As a direct way of addressing the lack of diversity in the make-up of the DIY music community, our workshops centre people who are disabled (visible or non-visible), LGBTQIA+ folk, people of colour, and women. As well, we are here to support people who have never played in a band before // never played the instrument they've always wanted to learn before because of their class, race, gender, mental health, etc.

Our 2019 festival will be taking place on May 4th & 5th 2019. Applications from new bands to play are open: INSERT LINK

For other First Timers Fest 2019 info:
FTF 2019 Facebook group:
FB page: First Timers Fest
Twitter: @FirstTimersFest
Instagram: @firsttimersfest

💖 About the venue, DIY Space for London 💖

DIY Space for London is on a single floor level, with access ramps, widened doors, an accessible toilet and plenty of space for manoeuvring and getting away from crowds. There is plenty of seating available and the toilets are gender neutral and accessible.

On entering the venue there is a small ramp, which is quite steep and might require assistance going up and down. If you are a wheelchair user and not travelling with anyone, let us know in advance you are coming so someone at the venue can be there to assist.

If you would like to discuss access, please get in touch or visit our website:

Email -

Phone – 020 7635 9470 (Leave a message and we will respond)

Postal – 96-108 Ormside St, London SE15 1TF

Response time – Someone will be able to respond within 5 days

Our volunteers are happy to meet event attendees at the nearest bus stop, please contact to arrange.

DIY Space has an Access Group that is always working to improve accessibility. Most recently it worked towards making DIY Space For London the UK’s first volunteer-run venue to achieve Bronze status on the Charter of Best Practice from Attitude Is Everything – a charity that improves Deaf and disabled people’s access to live music.


DIY Space for London , 96-108 Ormside Street , London