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Anna Meredith to lead residency for aspiring female musicians

In July Manchester Museum of Science and Industry will host an artist-led music residency for women aged between 16–24

Brighter Sound and Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry will be hosting an artists’ residency led by Anna Meredith. Taking place between 18–21 July, the four day workshop will help young and emerging female musicians and multi-disciplinary artists create a new work that will be premiered at the museum’s Science In The City Late on Wednesday 27 July.

“This fascinating museum is going to be a brilliant starting point for new musical and visual work and I can’t wait to see what we all come up with,” says Meredith. “I’ll be bringing in my longterm collaborators, workshop­ leader and guitarist Jack Ross and my sister, visual artist Eleanor Meredith, with whom I’ve worked on several successful cross­ media projects over the years. We’re all passionate about supporting young female creators, and collaborating on new work in such an inspiring setting will be a great place to work together, exploring both collaborative large group pieces and giving space to develop individual ideas.”

The plan is for participants to create works inspired by the Wonder Materials: Graphene And Beyond exhibition, which will be on display at the museum from 23–25 July. Submissions are welcome from female musicians and artists aged between 16–24. £100 expenses will be covered, with the deadline for applicants set at 5pm on 1 July