Celebrating IWD2022 with free music workshops

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Celebrating IWD2022 with free music workshops


February 28, 2022
Free All-Ages Workshops at WollCon

An exciting community collaboration involving Women Illawarra, WollCon and the South Coast Writers Centre to celebrate International Women’s Day, is an opportunity for women of all ages to connect and create together, with workshops in music, art and writing.

The free and all-ages workshops will be held at the Wollongong Conservatorium on the 12th March from 11am -2pm.

The Music component of the workshops will be facilitated by experienced WollCon music educators Mel Wishart and Janet Andrews, who are also performers and leaders in all-woman community band – the Femme Fatales.

“Both Janet and I are absolutely passionate about music being accessible to everyone, and this project allows us to encourage more women to join us in our community music group – The Femme Fatales.”

Mel Wishart

During the music workshops, participants will be taught to sing and play the song ‘‘Move to the Beat’ written by local musician Jodi Phillis, for the ‘Standing on The Ceiling’ Project.

Workshop participants will also be invited to perform the song with the Femme Fatales at a Port Kembla street music event on the 23rd April. The ‘Standing on The Ceiling’ project is an all-welcoming project held at Red Point Kembla Court.

Details of the Music Workshops – 12th March at WollCon:

11AM – Workshop One
Drum/Percussion and singing workshop (Learn the song ‘Move to the Beat’).
Some drums will be supplied but BYO recommended if you have one. Recommended for participants with no musical experience as the focus will be voice and percussion.

12 PM – Workshop Two
Instruments workshop (preferably an instrument you can play in the street for the 23rd April event at Port Kembla, but any instrument welcome). Charts will be provided on the day.

1pm – Workshop Three
A ‘bring it all together’ moment. Bringing singing, percussion and instrument groups together.

The project is a Wollongong council initiative which aims to bring women together in a creative capacity and provides an opportunity to further connect with more experienced women artists, musicians, and writers.

For more information visit this facebook event

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