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Chvrches sponsor Girls Rock Glasgow summer school

By | Published on Wednesday 11 April 2018


Chvrches have stepped in to sponsor this year’s Girls Rock Glasgow, after funding for the summer school music programme for girls fell through.

Launched in 2015, the programme offers girls aged between eight and sixteen the opportunity to take up instruments and learn to make music together. It had been thought that the programme would not go ahead this year, after it failed to secure funding from Creative Scotland.

Announcing that they would support the project instead, Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry said on Facebook: “We are excited to be supporting Rock N Roll Summer School For Girls Glasgow, a really valuable community project that will be teaching local girls how to rock out at their camp this summer”.

“Growing up, I didn’t know many other girls playing in bands”, she continued. “If I hadn’t seen awesome and inspiring women in bands that I loved – Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Garbage, Sleater-Kinney – then it would never have occurred to me that maybe one day I could do that. I have hardly ever seen a female sound engineer in a venue, locally or internationally, and you hardly ever see women headlining festivals. Let’s change that by helping Girls Rock Glasgow teach young women that they can be anything they want to be”.

Organisers of the project added: “This is so kind and supportive and means we can offer more sponsored places than ever before, so that girls who may have missed out on music education can go for it”.

This year’s event will take place from 14-22 Jul. Find out more here.