Guilty Feminist, Hannah Peel, Alana Henderson & more set for Women’s Work
The Oh Yeah Music Centre has announced the details of its fourth Womens Work programme. The festival, which is an annual celebration of women in music, will take place across five days and nights and includes a range of activities that are open to all genders and include showcases, gigs, special events, panels, talks, and workshops.
One of the highlights for 2019 includes the Belfast debut of The Guilty Feminist. The award winning Podcast presented by Deborah Frances-White will be recorded live at the Limelight 1 on Saturday 8th June.
The festival also involves shows from Alana Henderson at the Strand, a Start Together party with Queen Zee at the Limelight 2, and Hannah Peel will be taking part in the Oh Yeah Getting To Know series. Derry author Geraldine Quigley of Music Love Drugs War will be talking to Women Aloud. Weather permitting, Brigid ONeill is this years intimate rooftop artist at Oh Yeah, and Bird & Bramble is paying tribute to Blondie. Theres a screening of Bad Reputation, which documents the story of Joan Jett, and theres a women of Irish Hip Hopnight presented by Elixer.
Several workshops, talks and advice sessions will feature from the likes of Girls Rock School NI, Female DIY Tribe, GIRL and Musicians Union. Escuelas de Paz & Beyond Skin will also host a conversation with special guest Genesis, a Columbian Beauty Queen, activist and musician, which is sure to be a fascinating discussion.
Charlotte Dryden of Oh Yeah said Its shaping up to be another brilliant year. Were absolutely delighted that the Guilty Feminist is making its Belfast debut as part of the festival. As for the rest of the programme, the level of collaborative working, shared ideas and ethos is humbling and it makes us proud to be able to facilitate, host and showcase so many initiatives. Thanks to Help Musicians NI for getting behind the festival, their support has been solid and we are proud to partner with them again for 2019.
The Festival runs 5th 9th June.