Published Work - Girls that Gig

 
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VLMV @ Fox & Newt, 23/3/18

Upstairs at the Fox & Newt pub, tucked away in a hidden stage, there brewed dreamy songs from a trio of acts, headlined by the duo VLMV (Uhl-muh) celebrating their newest album Stranded, Not Lost.

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Peach Club @ Lending Room, 15/2/18

It was a packed night of powerful fun at Leeds’ Lending Room for Peach Club’s Cherry Baby EP release show, a celebration of all things up-and-coming and the overcoming of adversity in a musical boys’ club.

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Leeds Lit Buildings: Making LGBT History Month Visible

On Thursday 1st February, buildings all around Leeds were lit up in rainbow colours to mark the start of LGBT History Month. This not only made for some pretty Instagram photos, but really put into practise the promise of visibility and support that this history month is all about.

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In Conversation with Trudy & the Romance

The green room at Leeds’ Lending Room, where I’ve found myself early this evening, filled to the brim with a variety of retro equipment, must be somewhere the members of Trudy & the Romance feel very at home in. 

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Sløtface @ Brudenell, 30/9/17

Fresh off their newest release, Norwegian band Sløtface visited Brudenell Social Club’s Community Room for a party and a half on their tour of the UK.

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In conversation with Thomas Truax

Thomas Truax, a powerhouse of the anti-folk movement that grew out of New York in the 1990s, chatted to us about his innovative homemade instruments and working independently as a DIY musician, before singing to us at the Brudenell Social Club about a full moon over Wowtown and a grandmother’s unwavering advice.

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Girl Gang Leeds' First Birthday @ Chunk, 17/2/18

In this fucked-up world of ours, with ‘downtrodden’ and ‘discriminated’ being apt words of description for so many of those holding minority identities, Girl Gang is a light that shines for positivity, inclusivity, support and real fun. Created in celebration and encouragement of women and non-binary people to pursue their best lives by establishing a collaborative community of like-minded people, they hold every kind of event imaginable.

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Why we will never not need LGBT History Month

LGBT history month, like many of the other history months out of the year, is about learning from mistakes made in the past, remembering how far we’ve come from those mistakes, preventing those mistakes from happening again, and moving away from the erasure that has been so widespread in our history lessons of the past.

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Donald Trump's Decision to Ban Transgender People's Service in the Military is an Echo of Past Discrimination

Let’s start out by trying to sort out this madness with a few facts.

('Trump Does a Trump' Art by Bella Spencer)