Abigail Ward

DJ, Producer, and Presenter in Manchester, United Kingdom

Abigail Ward

DJ, Producer, and Presenter in Manchester, United Kingdom

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I'm a producer, DJ and presenter with a monthly radio show on NTS live. I specialise in podcasting and audio editing.

I'm a co-founder of Manchester Digital Music Archive- an online crowd-sourced archive established to celebrate Greater Manchester music and its social history.

I also curate exhibitions and events, usually with a strong community focus.

I manage a number of heritage-focused websites, often in partnership with Go Bang Design and Pin Studio.

I work regularly as a freelance project manager for Drake Music - a charity that opens up access to music for disabled people of all ages.

I have expertise in:

• DJing, presenting and producing
• Audio editing
• Oral histories/interviewing
• Exhibition and event curation
• Website development
• Digital exhibition curation
• Digital content production
• Crowd-sourcing heritage
• Community engagement
• Community archives
• Social media

Other clients include: Boiler Room, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester Academy, The Refuge, Cornerhouse, The Lowry, Manchester Pride, People's History Museum, University of Manchester, Liverpool John Moores University, Red Bull Music Academy, New Order / Warner Music Group.

Selected exhibitions:

- We Are Dynamite! Northern Carnival Against the Nazis 40th Anniversary exhibition at NIAMOS

- Queer Noise: The History of LGBT+ Music and Club Culture in Manchester at People's History Museum

- Defining Me: Musical Adventures in Mcr - a major exhibition exploring music & identity at The Lowry

- Unknown Pleasures: a Joy Division exhibition at Macclesfield Museum

- Moss Side Stories: an online exhibition celebrating black music and club life in Moss Side & Hulme

Selected public speaking engagements:

- Dave Haslam & Abigail Ward - In Conversation event, Trafford Word Festival, 2018

- Queer Noise: The History of LGBT+ Music and Club Culture in Manchester, University of Salford, 2018

- Rod Connolly & Zoë McVeigh (Bollox Club) - In Conversation event, People's History Museum, 2017

- It's Alright: A Celebration of Manchester's Rave Heritage 1985-1995, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2017

- Access All Areas panel: How can cultural venues improve access for disabled people?, Z-arts, Manchester, 2017

- Brix Smith Start & Abigail Ward - In Conversation event, The Ruby Lounge, Manchester, 2016

- Jon Savage & Abigail Ward - In Conversation event, Bird's Nest Cafe, Shrewsbury, 2016

Contact: terminaljive@gmail.com

  • Work
    • Producer
  • Education
    • School of Sound Recording