Herstories: Rewriting British Music History

10 September 14:00–17:00, Feminist Library

Spend the afternoon with Sound and Music and the Feminist Library, creating content to raise the profile of female composers of your choice for the British Music Collection.
Sound and Music and the Feminist Library present an afternoon of rewriting music history by editing and adding content about women composers on the British Music Collection’s online portal via self-directed research in a friendly, small group environment. 
Twelve participants will use the library’s books, zines and journals alongside online resources to populate existing profiles on the British Music Collection in the style of an edit-a-thon.
Participants will need to bring their own laptop. Everything else will be provided, including refreshments.
The event will start with short introductions from Harry Cooper at Sound and Music and Sarah O'Mahoney from the Feminist Library about the work of both organisations and why an event like this is so important.

About the British Music Collection:

The British Music Collection is an online platform for the discovery of new music, with its roots being a physical archive founded in 1967. It features thousands of the most interesting UK composers from the 20th and 21st centuries as well as metadata about upwards of 60,000 scores and recordings. It is a publicly accessible and animated by a programme of activity including artist residencies, PhDs, events and online curation. 

About The Feminist Library:

The Feminist Library, was set up by a group of women concerned about preserving the writings and the knowledge of the Women’s Liberation Movement. The library was set up during the height of the Second Wave, to provide a space for women to organise, agitate, network and share ideas in a clearly feminist space, surrounded by feminist literature, classic reference books, journals and zines. It celebrated its 40th Birthday in 2015.

Feminist Library Community Policy: http://feministlibrary.co.uk/about/community-policy/
Access Information: http://feministlibrary.co.uk/visit-us/

For more information or to host your own Herstories Edit-A-Thon please contact us

Photo: Lindsay Cooper of Henry Cow, photographer unknown