What is it?

We love discovering new music, and the best way to discover is to share. 
Listening Parties are a space to share the music you’re passionate about. You’ll hear it on a great sound system, discover something new, and meet other music enthusiasts. 

How does it work?

Like an open mic, let us know when you arrive if you’ve brought something to share. We’ll have inputs for LP, CD and for minijack, and a computer, so you can bring a track on vinyl, CD, on your phone, or as a name in your head. We strongly encourage you to bring CDs/LPs. Did you know that CD resolution/quality is 10x better than an MP3 on a phone?  LP is even better than that!

We’ll have 2 sessions of music, and ask you to attentively enjoy every offering as you would at a live gig. We’ll limit contributions to 4 minutes each so that we can fit in lots of contributions. If you’d like to introduce your track, we’d like to hear what you love about it.

We’ll also have an open Spotify playlist setup that you can add to during the event, if what you hear inspires you - we’ll play the night’s bespoke playlist during the break and after the formal sharing part of the evening is over.

Edition 4: Womxn In Music

Each event we’ll set a theme and give you a track to get you thinking, and then ask you to come along with a track you want to share - old or new, from near or far.
This time, we’re partnering with Young Women's Music Project. The Young Women's Music Project (YWMP) is an educational charity based in Oxford, which provides an inclusive and supportive space for young women aged 14-21 to make music together, learn new skills, express themselves, and grow in confidence. In the free music sessions and workshops, the young women make and record music, plan and hold gigs and events, and discuss issues affecting young people.

The theme is Womxn in Music, For starters, listen to the track chosen by YWMP: U.N.I.T.Y by Queen Latifah