Live Sound Workshop photos

Few shots from our recent live sound workshop that we ran as part of the Calderdale Sound Women Network project called “The Valley”. The aim of the project is to engage women and non-binary folks in the Upper Calder Valley in music and sound activities. We’re growing the network and if you’d like to get involved feel free to say hi on Facebook (link) or check out our website here. 

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. 

Open Call opportunity.

Calderdale Sound Women Network are pleased to announce a new open call opportunity that invites women and non binary people based in the Upper Calder Valley to propose ideas for new work.

Please read the information provided on the downloadable PDF below and don’t hesitate to contact us on if you have any questions.


Sophie, on behalf of CSWN

New website!

As part of the YSWN Amplify programme, Calderdale Sound Women Network have been granted some funding to help expand the local network. We have created this website as a platform to let people know about activity happening in the Upper Calder Valley and as another way for people interested in the group to get in touch.

We have a Facebook page if you want to find out about news this way as well:

Keep an eye on this page for news about future events and opportunities coming up in 2019.

Thank you!