The first Un-Convention meeting is coming to Preston tomorrow (November 2) to act as a place to discuss local as grassroots music in the city.Advertisement
The meeting will be in The Ferret at 6pm, is free to attend and will be open to anyone with an interest in local music.
Martin Rawlinson, who will chair the Preston meetings, said: “I’ve got a lot of respect for the guys at Un-Convention, so when I was asked to chair the Preston event I didn’t hesitate.
“As an artist myself and active in the local scene, I feel this can only do good things. We face a lot of challenges as musicians so being a part of an active community can only serve to benefit everyone who’s involved.”
There are similar meetings taking place across the UK and in places such as Ethiopia and India.
Un-Convention was an idea founded in Manchester in 2008 and since there have been 78 events in places from Swansea and Belfast to Sao Paolo and Brisbane.
The meetings aim to help music communities to work together, support each other and encourage others into the music scene.
Jeff Thompson, co-founder of Un-Convention, said: “We’re really excited about this new network of meet up groups, not only as the groups will hopefully act as an important focal point for those involved in independent music scenes, but also because they’ll link people passionate about music across the UK, and indeed around the world, in a new and unique way.
“It’s also great to have the very first meeting happening in Preston where we’ve had some fantastic music conferences over recent years.
“There’s always a great energy about the events we’ve had in the city, so hopefully some of that can be captured at the monthly meet ups too, and they can help bring people together to move the local scene forward.”
Meetings will be held on the first Monday of every month in The Ferret. The first week’s topic will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of Preston’s music scene.