The World is Listening

The World is Listening LAUNCH event in BRISTOL!


Currently, women make up 14% of PRS members, 6% of works performed at the BBC Proms, and less than 5% producers.*

Join us for a discussion at Rise record store on International Women’s Day, as we ask WHY?
Nuala Honan hosts the panel featuring guest speakers Rita Lynch, Emma Hooper & Kayla Painter.
Live Music from Beth Porter and The Availables & Lori Campbell

FREE ENTRY // 2.30pm – 6pm
Panel times 2.30pm – 4pm
Rise @ 70 Queens rd, Bristol, BS8 1QU
Sunday 8th March


Rise, The Gallimaufry, From the Forest and The World Is Listening host a Bristol Music Panel:


The panel will be hosted by Nuala Honan

Guest Speakers include:

Emma Hooper

Native Canadian and Bath based, Emma is an author, musician and academic. Her debut novel Etta and Otto and Russell and James has just been released by Penguin to much international critical acclaim. Emma has been seen on many stages with many musicians over the years, but her focus is on the viola with solo project Waitress For The Bees and quartet The String Beans. As an academic Emma is a lecturer at Bath Spa University and has presented papers on pop culture, gender, music and text, and retro-futurism (specifically relating to the artist Robyn).

Rita Lynch

“A legend on the Bristol scene, Rita’s songs are an explosion of sexual, religious and social imagery driven by an energy that comes across just as strongly in an acoustic set as when Rita performs with a band.”
Known for her insurmountable stage presence, Rita performs with her three piece band, and occasionally solo. She’s known for her time spent as guitarist in Bristol Art-Rock band the Blue Aeroplanes, of which her accompanying musicians are current members.
Rita Lynch was born in South London in 1961. She attended Catholic school and was taught to play guitar by nuns.

Kayla Painter

Bristol based musician, producer and visual artist Kayla Painter has spent the last few years carving a solid reputation herself around London and the South West.
Heavily influenced by Bristol’s legendary bass heritage, Kayla’s sound draws from techno, garage and post dub; she crafts her experimental soundscapes from intriguing and restless rhythms, surging deep bass lines and warm washes of cloudy ambience.
Kayla is a lecturer in Creative Sound & Music at the University of South Wales, from which she graduated herself.

The panel will be followed by a live set from

Lori Campbell

Lori Campbell is a Bristol based singer – songwriter. Her playful and interactive approach to writing and performing has been charming audiences on the festival circuit for the past few years. Primarily a live performer, Lori has finally taken to the studio and recorded her debut EP ‘seeds’ released in 2014.
Lori’s sound is a blend of traditional folk, Soul and Jazz. Imagine the fingerpicking style of Bert Jansch decorated with the voice of Kate Bush and Louis Armstrong’s love child.

and a full band set from Beth Porter & The Availables to celebrate the launch of her debut LP “Open Doors’. The LP will be available to buy on the day!

Beth Porter & The Availables

Drawing from her classical background and extensive and varied live performance experience, Beth creates a unique and refreshingly modern texture to her repertoire contrasting the cello, ukulele and recorder with a voice that will hold your attention right down to the last glorious note.
For the last few years, Beth has been collaborating with and playing for some of the best musicians in the South West. Now she calls on some of them to play with her to work on creating a new sound.
The Availables have been compared to The Penguin Café Orchestra, The Incredible String Band and Kate Bush!


* 14% of PRS members registered in 2010 reported by the PRS in the background information for their Woman Make Music Fund
6% of works performed at BBC Proms in 2014 were composed by women according to Women In Music website audit of the event.
Nashville Scene reports that in 2010 less than 5% of music producers are women