Some news from us...
When we started Bristol Women in Music in 2015, our team of directors were all driven by a passion to raise the profile of inspirational, dedicated, and successful women working behind the scenes in the music industry, and in turn, create a space for ourselves as professionals to thrive and progress.
In the years since, as our mission plan has unfolded, our directors today find themselves in very different professional situations and with naturally less time available to dedicate to our initial passion project. So rather than letting things fall by the wayside, we have taken the decision to end on a high and draw Bristol Women in Music to a close.
Whilst there’s still much to be done around our founding objectives, we’re proud of the conversations we’ve been able to kick start and we’re so proud of what we’ve been able to achieve: from hosting a sold-out one-day industry conference at the Colston Hall, to our Assemble events that have brought important women together across the city and been a catalyst for establishing projects & business partnerships, the many, many event organisers that have seen us shouting about the importance of profiling the voice of women within the music industry and have turned to us to provide that, and our burgeoning Mix Nights programme which has now seen over 100 women taking part in our DJ course which we are happy to confirm will continue with our partners Saffron.
We’re going to be closing all the Bristol Women in Music social media profiles at the end of 2018 so for all future Mix Nights activity please sign up to the Mix Nights mailing list and follow them socials media: twitter.com/MixNights_DJ / facebook.com/MixNightsDJ / instagram.com/mixnights *side note* we’ll also use this opportunity to plug the first ever Mix Nights NYE party! Details on FB!
THANK YOU to all of our funders and supporters over the years - Colston Hall, St George's Bristol, The Love Inn, Team Love, dBs Music, BIMM Bristol, Saffron Records, Hoare Associates, Pukka Tea, The Christmas Steps, Crack Magazine, Bristol In Stereo, Bristol24/7, BBC Bristol, Shure, Noods Radio, BCfm Radio, Emmeline, Beth Sheldrick, Steve Nickolls, and those we’ve shamefully forgotten to name here! Particular thanks also goes out PRS Foundation, we wouldn’t have been able to achieve all we have without your belief in us and your financial support too.
To everyone who’s ever been to one our events, interacted with our discussions on social media, inspired us to push the conversation forward, we hope you’ve gained as much from this as we have. If you have a Bristol Women in Music related story you’d like to share in the hope that it will inspire others then feel free to comment away on here, we’d love to hear your tales.
Onwards to our next challenge.
With much love, it’s over and out from BWiM xxxx