Abigail Ward

Curator, Writer, DJ in Manchester, United Kingdom

Abigail Ward

Curator, Writer, DJ in Manchester, United Kingdom

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Co-founder of Manchester Digital Music Archive - an online archive established to celebrate Greater Manchester music and its social history.

I specialise in curating music and heritage events, usually with a strong community focus.

I have expertise in music journalism, DJing, audio editing, exhibition & event curation, crowd-sourcing heritage, community archives, oral histories, digital content production, social media, training, evaluation and fundraising.

As a DJ I specialise in creating unique, atmospheric mixes for a variety of clients and occasions.

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.

Other clients include: New Order/ Warner Music UK, Manchester Academy, The Lowry, Manchester Pride, Red Bull Music Academy, HOME, The Refuge, Sabotage Times and Piccadilly Records.

Recent public speaking engagements:

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

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

- Manchester Is Here Symposium, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2016

- Queer Noise: LGBT music history talk, Manchester Histories Festival, Band on the Wall, 2016

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

- Archiving Women's Performance Practice event, HOME_Mcr, 2016

You can find out more here: http://terminaljive.com/

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