Women Rock London announce all-female summer camp

All proceeds from the 18+ only weekender will go towards free places at a summer camp for younger girls

Women Rock London, a branch of the popular US rock school programme Girls Rock Camp, are bringing their rock school over the Atlantic to encourage more women into playing music.

Through “music education and performance, empowerment and social justice workshops, positive role models, and collaboration and leadership skill building” they hope to help girls “build self-esteem and find their voices.”

The weekend-long event will teach 20 women, who must be over the age of 18 to attend, how to play a choice of guitar, bass, drums, keys, or vocals as part of a band. The newly-formed bands will then play a final gig at The Victoria in Dalston on the 30 May.

The course’s fee of £250 will help the organisation fund “as many free places as possible to girls who otherwise would not have access to such an experience” at their next camp and “help change the lives of young women in Hackney in 2016 and help to secure our ongoing work for 2017.”

A quarter of the program’s 20 places will be held back for “Black, Asian and minority ethnic, queer, LGB, trans* and/or disabled women.”

To see more information, register your interest and to make a deposit on the weekend, check out the registration form here.