Creating Diverse and Accessible Gigs.

DIY Space for London, London

Sunday, 18 Aug 2019

15:00 – 17:00


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This workshop will do what it says on the tin and let you know the reasonings and practicalities behind putting on diverse and accessible events.

By diverse, we mean that the performers, audience, and other people involved include people from marginalised backgrounds or identities (disabled people, working-class people, queer people, trans people, women, people of colour, ect,) and by accessible we mean that those people are able to use and feel comfortable in the spaces we create!

The workshop will cover things like microaggressions, anti-harassment, language, physical access, sensory access (lights, chill out space, noises, etc.), online access of information, ticketing/prices, staff awareness/training, security, and how to deal with incidents in the moment and after the moment.

It will be both discussion and panel-based, and include representatives from:

- Attitude is Everything, who improve Deaf and disabled people's access to live music by working in partnership with audiences, artists and the music industry.

- First Timers, who organise a season of workshops followed by a weekend of gigs where every band plays its first show. First Timers 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.

- Loud n Queer, who put on gigs featuring queer musicians.

Tickets are £5, but no-one is turned away for lack of funds. Email us ahead at dslfirsttimers@gmail.com if you’d like a ticket fee waived, and if you have any questions about accessibility.

Diy Space For London is a member's club. Open to members and their guests only. Membership costs £2 - https://membermojo.co.uk/diyspaceforlondon/

Accountability agreement: https://diyspaceforlondon.org/accountability/

Accessibility info: https://diyspaceforlondon.org/access/


Venue

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

http://diyspaceforlondon.org/