Music in the City, Musicians as Citizens
|Starts:||14:00 22 Mar 2017|
|Ends:||17:00 22 Mar 2017|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students, General public|
Calling all music lovers and Francophiles of the North West!
This workshop, led by final-year French Studies students, will encourage participants to think critically about the tensions that arise when musical creativity meets marketing and activism. It examines the role of musicians as socially responsible individuals, and aims to prod the French and British ways of making music while engaging with social and political issues.
Come and hear students debate these issues (in French!) with our guest, the French music journalist Stéphanie Lopez. Come and participate (in English) : the event is open to all.
Live music entertainment will accompany the discussion, provided by the Manchester-based, French rock band JELA (‘Jeu de Jambes en l’air’) in an acoustic set.
Nibbles and drinks provided.
Stéphanie Lopez is a well-established French music journalist and novelist (http://www.stephanielopez.info/). She is currently living in Manchester where she is writing her new book on nostalgia for the ‘Madchester’ scene of the 1980s.
No need to book. For all enquiries please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is made possible thanks to the financial support of the Social Responsibility Fund.
Travel and Contact Information
Samuel Alexander Building