Event: Rewriting Music History with the Feminist Library

Lindsay Cooper playing the bassoon.
Photo: Lindsay Cooper, English bassoon player and political activist.
Saturday 10th September 2016
The Feminist Library, London
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The Feminist Library in partnership with Sound and Music

Spend the afternoon with Sound and Music and the Feminist Library, creating content about your favourite female composers 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.

Event Details

Location: The Feminist Library, 5 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7XW. Click here for information on how to get there!

Date:Saturday 10th September 2016, 2pm - 5pm

Tickets: FREE but registration required! Register here.

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.

Check out the Feminist Library's Community Policy for more information about the venue.


 Photo: Lindsay Cooper: English bassoon player and political activist from avant-rock group Henry Cow who is featured in the British Music Collection.

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