"So Which Band Is Your Boyfriend In?" Documentary and Panel

Sunday 23rd April 2023, 01:00pm - 4:30pm 29-31 Coney Street


A full showing of the "So Which Band Is Your Boyfriend In?" documentary by Suzy Harrison followed by a panel discussing the challenges of diversity and equality and entry to the music industry.


Documentary viewing at 1:15pm

"So, Which Band is Your Boyfriend in?" is an exploration of the real-life experiences of non-male participants in the UK's DIY and underground music scenes. Through a series of interviews with members of the music community, the film takes a look at their experiences (both positive and negative), and investigates what can be done to make music more accessible to everyone, regardless of gender.

Suzy Harrison is a musician, photographer and filmmaker who has been involved in York's music scene since 2006. Over the years she has photographed hundreds of bands in local venues, reviewed York gigs, interviewed bands. She was previously the editor of a music webzine called Push to Fire which regularly included bands from York and beyond. Suzy also played trumpet and keys for five years in former ska/punk/reggae band - Copasetics, playing shows at venues including Stereo, The Duchess and Fibbers. Given her own experience in music, in 2014 she set out to make a documentary to share the stories of women and non-binary individuals in the UK's underground DIY music scenes. The result was an independently produced film called 'So, which band is your boyfriend in?'.  

Panel Discussion at 3:15pm

The panel discussion will feature:

  • Dr Jenn Chubb - University of York
  • Tony Ereira - Come Play With Me
  • Harkirit Boparai - Ouroboros - The Crescent Community Venue
  • Dom Smith - Wobbling About & Rocking Out - Soundsphere Magazine
  • & Others TBC

Booking information

This event is free to attend but please book via the link below.


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