New project to encourage young women into the music industry

A NEW project called Bangin’ Pans will encourage young women from the region to get involved in the music industry, as performers, event organisers, journalists and photographers and technicians

February 6 sees the launch of the project across Liverpool City Region to encourage and support young women to get involved in the music industry – whether as musicians and performers, technicians, photographers, bloggers or event organisers. 

The initiative kicks off with a launch at Baltic Triangle’s Constellations, including music from female-led performers Soul Rays, Science of the Lamps and Me & Deboe. Alongside an opportunity to hear more about the project, get involved and network, it will culminate in a bandeoke/ jam/ open mic session, giving new female singers a chance to join in.  

After the launch, Bangin’ Pans will run a series of weekly sessions at Liverpool Life Sciences UTC in the Baltic Triangle, for young women from age 14+, alongside sessions at Birkenhead’s The Hive Youth Zone. It also includes a ‘Band in a Day’ workshop for performers, helping young musicians to create a band, rehearse and perform, all in the course of one day. Volunteering opportunities at Baltic’s grassroots arts and music festival, Threshold, will follow, plus a public performance on March 8, International Women’s Day.

Project manager Christine Spriggs says: “We’re delighted with the response we’ve had to our Bangin’ Pans ‘shout out’ – it’s been amazing. Those of us working in the music and creative sector have known for a while that more needs to be done to support girls and young women to both get in to, and then progress, within the music industry. That’s what Bangin’ Pans is designed to address. Look out for a whole new generation of amazing new musical talent emerging – both on stage and in other areas of the industry, including producing, songwriting, digital and tech talent and much more!”

Sessions at The Hive start on Monday 11 February with a taster session, followed by a further six weeks. Sessions at Liverpool Life Sciences UTC start with a taster session on Thursday 7 February, and six weekly sessions from February 14. Interested parties are encouraged to sign up via the Bangin’ Pans website – www.banginpans.co.uk. All of the sessions are led by women working in the music scene in Liverpool, or complimentary areas, including tech, blogging, event production and photography.

For more information, visit the website at: www.banginpans.co.uk.

Sign up for the launch at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bangin-pans-launch-party-tickets-54595849656.