With International Women's Day coming up this month, here are five cool female-focused music events coming your way over the next few weeks.
Headlined by punk feminist choir Gaggle, this women-only bill combines talks by feminist speakers with sets by female DJs and a 16-piece female rap group from Iceland called Reykjavíkurdætur. They'll be spitting verses about sexual violence and sexual freedom. All proceeds go to the Eve Appeal, a charity combatting cancer.
Bush Hall, Shepherd’s Bush Market station, March 12, 7.30pm–1am, £15.
Promising to 'smash the patriarchy, or at least provide a pleasant soundtrack to patriarchy-smashing', G R R L S is back for the first time this year in March. The club night's dedicated to playing female artists from all genres. Expect everything from Taylor Swift to Sleater-Kinney, FKA Twigs to Moldy Peaches.
Tipsy, Dalston Kingsland Station, March 12, 9pm–3am, £3 advance.
Ever wanted to have a go at mixing? Are you a woman? Here’s a new free workshop just for you. The beginners’ classes are organised by Shoreditch-based Radar Radio and led by producers like E.M.M.A and hyperdub artist Ikonika. You’ve got until March 11 to sign up by emailing email@example.com.
Radar Radio, Old Street Station, March 19, 2pm–4pm, free.
Girls Rock London is a not-for-profit organisation that both runs band camps for girls and mentors women who already work in the music industry. London-based female pop choir LIPS Choir join indie girl band The Tuts on the line-up for this fundraiser, with all profits going towards music summer schools for 11–16 year-olds.
Courtyard Theatre, Old Street Station, March 24, £10.