Host Spotlight: an opportunity to shine a light on our wonderful radio hosts and wider community, be it a new music release, a brand new music residency or simply to champion them as an individual.
This week we’re buzzing to sit down with a collective currently doing amazing things for the city – Women’s Wednesday is a group of four women who are aiming to make Liverpool a safe place for socialising. With the help of independent businesses and upcoming DJ artists, they host events exclusively for women and the LGBTQ+ and non-binary community of the city ensuring nights of good vibes and good music. Alongside this is their new residency on MDR, covering topics such as body positivity, toxic social media and answering questions asked by their Instagram followers. Find out more about where their journey started below…
Hey ladies! We love what you’re currently doing in Liverpool. How was Women’s Wednesdays born?
Women’s Wednesdays was born on the sofa of a student house one hungover morning in late November. During this time, there was a rise in spiking incidents and homophobic attacks against women, non-binary people and the LGBTQIA+ community. We had come across some venues with the potential of hosting safe and welcoming events, so decided to take the leap on to our social media platforms to begin what is now known as Women’s Wednesdays – a safe and exclusive space for women, non-binary people and the LGBTQIA+ community.
Why do you think it’s important to have a space and support network like this in the city?
We’ve each had our own personal experiences of fear and mistreatment as four young women in Liverpool, and recognise that this issue goes beyond just us. To acknowledge the voices of those affected by these incidents, we think it’s important that safe events are available to these groups because everyone has the right to enjoy their nights without worry.
Where do you hope to see the music industry in five years time?
EQUAL. We hope that the recognition of women in the music scene will be equal to that of men. All talents, effort and passion is seen and appreciated for all genders. Women’s Wednesday works hard to promote safety, as well as giving platforms to creatives and DJs to provide them with the spotlight they deserve.
Do you have any advice for fellow women, non-binary people and members of the LGBTQIA+ community looking to get into the music/events industry?
DO IT! By running Women’s Wednesday we have experienced love and support that is provided through the community. There’s a space for everyone in the music/events scene and never feel that your talent will be overlooked. Don’t be afraid to make new connections, speak to new people and get your name out there! Once you take this step, the only way is up! If you are a DJ or creative within these industries, come down to our events and chat to us and our loving community. We welcome everyone with open arms.
As well as your own parties, which local hotspots can we usually find you out and about at?
We love a good pint – especially a Guinness (except Miggs, the non-Irish). Our hotspots are Melodic Bar, 24 Kitchen Street and Camp and Furnace, as we like to give back to those venues who have supported us. Our local boozers get hit weekly such as Kazimier Gardens, The Merchant, Spanish Caravan and Butter. We’re partial to ending the night in Crazy Pedro’s – see you there!
What else do you have planned for 2022?
We have lots of events coming up, particularly in Camp and Furnace and Melodic Bar. We would love to reach further than Liverpool – Manchester hit us up! All of our events are promoted on our Instagram page – subject to change, as there may be a cheeky rebranding in the works…
Keep up to date with Women’s Wednesday to find out about their next event and join them for their radio show on MDR, every 2nd Wednesday of the month, 5-6pm. In the meantime, listen back to the latest episode below!
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