Monday 22nd February 2021
5-7pm (GMT) via Zoom.
Spend a few hours with Sound and Music and the LGBTQ+ Music Study Group creating content to raise the profile of LGBTQ+ Composers on the British Music Collection.
Sound and Music and the LGBTQ+ Music Study Group will present a free, online edit-a-thon where we will collectively edit and add content about LGBTQ+ composers to the British Music Collection online platform.
What is an edit-a-thon?
An edit-a-thon brings people together to edit online platforms or communities and improve a specific topic of type of content. In this case, we want to improve the representation of LGBTQ+ composers on the British Music Collection.
Who is it for?
Driven by self-directed research in a friendly, small group environment, this edit-a-thon is aimed at students, academics and researchers – but is open to anyone who would like to get involved.
What do I need?
The event will be held over Zoom, and it would be handy (although not essential) to come with ideas for LGBTQ+ composers who’s profiles you would like to create, or improve. A list of LGBTQ+ composers to be added/edited will be available if you'd like a hand getting started.
We will start with short introductions from Sound and Music and the LGBTQ+ Music Study Group about, and why an event like this is important to both music and LGBTQ+ history. An introduction to editing the collection will also be given and Sound and Music staff will be on hand to support and help you get started.
This event is free and open to all, but registration is required. If you would like to join us, please register here and you will be sent a joining link.
If you have any questions or access requirements please email Heather Blair, Creative Project Leader – firstname.lastname@example.org