This week I will mostly be hopping around like a mad March hare which is allowed and expected because a) it IS March (I know, already, Easter’s only just around the corner and b) because there are some amazing events in the pipeline and it would have been nuts not to get involved and c) I embrace my inner cray cray. Do you?
As you know it is 100 years since (some) women (ie the ones who OWNED their own properties and had their names on the title deeds) got the vote so this year’s International Women’s Day is coming at you full force. Now it’s time to OWN our womanhood and our EQUAL HUMAN RIGHTS and be courageous when making our voices heard. It’s time to roar. It’s time to come into our power and this week in Manchester there are plenty of opportunities to be inspired, to share and to do just that.
MONDAY MARCH 5TH – GAYDIO, PORTLAND STREET
The Exchange – Gaydio 8pm – 10pm (GMT)
I’m in studio again with Roisin Murray and Amy Rose, discussing LGBTQi issues in the community and the world at large. Strong female team, powerful discussions, tune in at tea time and kiss us goodnight in your pyjamas. This show will be produced by our honorary woman – the lovely and very generous (get that food out now!) Jake Edwards.
WEDNESDAY MARCH 7TH
It’s all about the Ancoats General Store today as I take my headphones, usb sticks, wit and sparkling personality over to the Ancoats General Store for my debut guest mix on MCR LIVE. The show will air on International Women’s Day (Thursday March 8th) from 5pm – 7PM (GMT). Tune in. I might play a bit of disco with my house. Or maybe I’ll just crank out the tech. Or maybe I’ll just feature an all women production cast like last year? Who knows? It’ll be a surprise for us all. MCR LIVE? It’s home to Bondax, Dave Haslam and Will Tramp you know…
THURSDAY MARCH 8TH
REFORM RADIO 24 HOUR ALL FEMALE TAKEOVER, OLD GRANADA STUDIOS, DEANSGATE
Happy International Women’s Day to every person who identifies themselves as a woman. Today I celebrate your fierceness, your power, your strength, your caring, compassionate, nurturing spirit and your rebel yell. We remember the pioneers who made it possible for us to do and be and love how we do in 2018 and we campaogn for those who do not have those freedoms and are tortured or killed for wanting to live with those same freedoms. Today I am sending love to all women everywhere – to my twin sister, to my mother and sisters and nieces and cousins and aunties and friends and colleagues and associates and well just everyone. Respect in every aspect.
It’s a big day and I’ll be starting by bringing in the glamour with the amazing, celebrated trans icon, campaigner, actress, broadcaster, and theatre company owner, Ms Kate O’Donnell and Jackie Hagan. From 3pm – 4pm We will be sharing a panel with called ‘Me and My Box’.
The title is both provocative and playful – and steering away from the innuendos associated, we are hoping for the hour to focus on the topic of women in the workplace, especially creative workplaces and with the panel focusing on discussions between women in ’the arts’.
We were hoping to encourage discussion around ‘boxes’ and the way that boxes can both inhibit or potentially benefit us and effect our experience of working life with those around us, as women, as women in the arts, or as whatever box the world has put us in, or perhaps that we choose to be in. Join us – we’ll be playing a few relevant tunes too.
SHE:PWR – AN INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION – GORILLA, MANCHESTER
I will be spending the evening at Gorilla for the She Pwr – International Women’s Day celebration. They are transforming the club space into a lovely and lively place for listening, chatting, socialising and I’ll be yip yap yapping and spinning a few tunes during the early free session. Come one come all – tickets £8-£12 for an art / comedy / entertainment jamboree that’s raising funds for W.A.S.T (Women Asylum Seekers Together). Big ups to Sophie Bee and Laura Christou – I am so proud of – and to be working alongside you ladies.
My debut two hour mix show will be broadcast tonight from 5pm – 7pm. Content is under wraps. Even to me at the time of writing.
FRIDAY MARCH 9TH
Join me for an early doors session at Ply. I’ll be spinning some dope beats and raw rare grooves from 6pm till midnight. That’ll help your pizzas, craft beers and cocktails slide down a treat, won’t it.
SATURDAY MARCH 10TH
TARIFF AND DALE
I’ll be holding court there in the corner as usual, spinning some fine disco, rare grooves, boogie and soul frokm 8pm till 2am.
Then it’s pedal to the metal for a closing set in the basement at the
SUFFRAGETTE CITY – THE MUSIC EVENT, THE REFUGE (MANCHESTER)
It’s the closing day of the photographic exhibition, and we are blessing it with an all female, all day line up.
As part of the Suffragette City – Portraits of women in Manchester musicexhibition we will be hosting an all day & night-into early morning charity music event to both celebrate International Women’s Day & to close off the exhibitions’ 2 week installation in the public bar at The Refuge!
Music across 2 floors from an all-star female DJ line up…
Love Is The Message
In the Refuge Public Bar
3pm – 1am
* Corinne Drewery (Swing Out Sister)
* Blasha & Allatt (Meat Free)
* Dance Lady Dance
* Abs Ward (Manchester Digital Music Archive)
* Nongi Oliphant
* Claud Cunningham
* Kirby Leanne Halliday
* Justine Alderman
There will be collection buckets on the night and a £2 door donation for the Social Service with all proceeds going to Women’s Aid & the Manchester Digital Music Archive!
Catch me in the Basement from 2am – 3am
SUNDAY MARCH 11TH
It’s Mothers’ Day – I’ll be taking my pressy over to my mum after I finish at Sunday Service at Albert’s Schloss. I’ve bought her a beautiful orchid and a little porcelain token – but don’t tell her. Oh and AMC Gospel Choir and the Sunday Best band will be on stage for your brunch time pleasure.