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New music premiere: Emma Ballantine – Secret Tunnel

Singer songwriter Emma Ballantine has a new track out today, and we’re excited to be the very first to share it with the world! ‘Secret Tunnel’ is part of a project called Somebody’s Story, the track is the first of four new songs that the London-based artist, originally from Salisbury, will be sharing between now and March…

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Listen to our Panel Discussion from Shambala!

  You will all remember of course, that we attended Shambala Festival in August of this year, in lovely Northamptonshire. We were welcomed on site to celebrate the women in music performing there, we conducted loads of interviews that have been making their way across the airwaves week by week on our BCfm Radio show…

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Submerge Festival: powerful feminist performance

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Submerge Festival presents powerful feminist performance around the black body, equality and freedom. FESTIVAL – 18/11/2016 – 20/11/2016 TICKETS via crack magazine Submerge is a new festival of audiovisual arts, electronic music and live performance happening in Bristol 18-20 Nov.  Each of the eight events which comprise the festival present a cross-curated mix of art-forms in unusual…

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Poet Jah9 on womanhood, intuition and doing what you love

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Back in August, Jamaican dub poet and vocalist Jah9 braved the relative cold of Kelmarsh to grace the main stage of Shambala Festival 2016. We caught up with her after the show to talk about her experience of being a woman in a male-dominated industry, the power of intuition and why doing what you love…

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In Discussion with Anoushka Shankar at Shambala Festival

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THE WORLD IS LISTENING PRESENTS: A Conversation on music, gender and race with Anoushka Shankar, Rioghnach Connolly & Gwyneth Herbert. When women now make up 16% of the UK Performers Rights Society, average about the same in performers at major UK festivals, and even less in producer and executive roles in the music industry, this…

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Combat The Critic at Shambala Festival 2016

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THE WORLD IS LISTENING PRESENTS: Combat the Critic – A workshop for women’s confidence in music The World is Listening is an organisation addressing the gender gap in the UK music industry, and creating an inspiring community to support and celebrate women in music. Their research so far has revealed that a major issue holding…

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TWIL on Mayfest Radio 2016

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Delve deeper into the world of women in performing arts with our series of shows for Mayfest Radio: Episode 1 – Clare Reddington and Kate Yedigarrof on the importance of diversity in the role as Creative Director (of Pervasive Media and MAYK respectively) Episode 2 – Anna Barrett, Verity Standen and Ellie Showering on lighting design, and…

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TWIL teams up with Shambala Festival 2016

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WE HAVE SOME EXCITING SUMMER NEWS! This month we will be heading to Shambala Festival to host you 2 incredible events on site: ‘Combat the Critic': a workshop for women’s confidence in music + a panel discussion with some amazing women performing at the festival. To celebrate, and to help shine a light on the…

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Amy Hydes on music and theatre (and blood and guts and gore)

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This Thursday we’re throwing back to Mayfest and the wonderful world of women in theatre. Amy Hydes is a theatre-maker, music-lover, actor, comedian, clown and writer. She’s got a lotta hats. We caught up with Amy to find out more about theatre, music and the benefits of collaboration. You’ve studied drama, English and clowning in…

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Music Monday’s, a journey from A to Z.

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Each week, The World is Listening host 2 shows on our local radio station BCFM. Monday night’s show is presented by our own Jazlyn Pinckney.  Guided by the alphabet, we explore a new theme each week, showcasing and hour of tip top females defining each genre. Catch Jaz live every Monday from 11pm GTM, listen…

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Salt, a not-so-quiet trauma

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  My first step towards Salt, the compelling new solo show from Leeds-based artist Selina Thompson, is wrong-footed. Miscommunication has the friend I’m going to see it with thinking it’s on at Tobacco Factory, so we decide to drive. But it’s on at Arnolfini. In the centre of Bristol. At 6.30pm. On a sunny Friday….

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Women to Watch – Mayfest 2016

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It’s back! Mayfest is back. Bristol’s unique annual festival of contemporary theatre launched yesterday, 12 May, and promises to be as unusual, playful and ambitious as ever. Mayfest Radio is back too, broadcasting 24/7 from the beating heart of the festival. This year we’ve been given the honour of hosting some live shows. We’ll be…

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The World is Listening to Mayfest Radio!

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Mayfest Radio is back. Bolder, bigger, and broadcasting 24/7 from the beating heart of the festival. And this year, they’ve invited The World is Listening for a series of live shows shining a light on women in theatre, and the issues that face these women in the performing world. Hold up. What is Mayfest? Mayfest…

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The Canteen is Listening – another week of women!

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Last November we worked alongside the good people of Bristol’s most frequented free live music venue, The Canteen, to bring you a week of music featuring women, plus a drop in and workshops, to present a week long residency. This month to coincide with International Women’s Day, they’re at it again, this time off their…

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Under the radar: Black History Month

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This month is Black History month, and here at The World is Listening we take great pride in shining a light on some of the women who, we feel, might have fallen under the radar. We’ve compiled a playlist of some of the great unsung heroines in music, spanning punk, ska, hip hop and of…

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Bristol Residency: Drop-In, Workshops & Gigs

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The World is Listening are pleased to present a week long residency on Stokes Croft in Bristol, join us at The Canteen each day for a free drop-in advice hub, and for gigs every night from 9.30pm PLUS workshops and film at The Arts House – full details below. To reserve tickets to the workshops and film at The…

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SAFFRON RECORDS – Bristol’s first Female Youth Record Label

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Last night we went along to celebrate the exciting launch of Saffron Records, a brand new music label dedicated to young women. The event was held up in Colston Hall’s vibey Terrace Bar, and featured some of Bristol’s most talented young female musicians, a varied crowd of young and old, with women behind cameras, mixing…

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