Announcing selected artists for ‘The Valley’ project.

Calderdale Sound Women Network are pleased to announce that we have selected two Upper Calder Valley based artists to work on a new piece in response to our chosen topic “The Valley”. Read about the projects here!

Lisa Lavery
Lisa Lavery, based in Sowerby Bridge, has played bass guitar in bands for many years and is now interested in exploring solo sound collage work. Lisa intends to capture the sense of community that exists in The Valley, both historical and present, through use of household objects, transistor radios, field recordings and traditional musical elements. 

Anna Taylor 
Anna Taylor, based in Todmorden, is coming to the project from a background in visual art. For many years, Anna has been documenting The Valley through a series of photography and texts entitled ‘Backburner Journal’. For this project she intends to draw upon her experience as a violin player to create a new audio visual work bringing these interests together.  


Both Lisa and Anna will receive mentoring and support from Calderdale Sound Women Network over the next few months to create these new pieces. The end results will be presented at a show on 5th November at The Trades Club in Hebden Bridge. 


Congratulations to both and thank you to everyone else who applied.