book now: women in music

Lighthouse’s Viral Open Sessions are back this week and this time we’ll be hearing from women in music. Each session gives you the opportunity to hear first-hand from people in the creative industries, with open speakers sharing their career-defining moments and advice for getting started in that field. If music is something you’ve got your heart set on, this is the perfect space to meet people and make connections to help you do just that.

The free session focuses on empowering women to get into music, with an aim to make a change following news that the Music Producers Guild estimate that only 6% of its members are women. For this special Open Session, Lighthouse have teamed up with Audio Active to highlight their music production programme Equaliser, which is aimed at young women, aged 13-25.

Cate Ferris, who leads the programme, is a Brighton based singer/songwriter, with a largely acoustic instrumentation running through hard-hitting lyrics and intricate harmonies. We like the sound of that! She’ll be joined by another local artist Bobbie Johnson – who toured with Rag ‘N’ Bone Man – and agent at LittleBig International (think Aphex Twin and Jon Hopkins), Debbie Clare. They’ll be taking guests on a journey through what it means to be a woman in music today, with performances and a panel discussion to open the topic up.

If you feel like you should be swapping your desk for drums and music is your calling (or even if it’s not), this empowering evening is sure to inspire you to go and make things happen!


Thursday 26th July, 6.30-9.00pm; register for free entry
Lighthouse, 28 Kensington Street, Brighton, BN1 4AJ