- BabyStep Magazine
Patchworks: The Femme, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Party Coming to Bristol
This Thursday at The Jam Bar in Bristol, Bristol-based DJ and producer Muna will be stepping into the world of events with her debut party - Patchworks.
Set up to provide a safe space for femme, trans and gender non-conforming members of the music community, Patchworks features a severely stacked lineup, with selectors coming in from Bristol to Berlin. Muna, Lillyhuu, Dani Whylie, DJ Ammi, Becky Woodcock, Winona, Sadsugar and Formella will be coming together to provide a high-energy night of electro, breaks, jungle, UKG and more.
We spoke to Muna to find out about her motivations behind founding the night, and what she hopes to achieve by providing this space for female, trans and gender non-conforming people in the scene.
"The idea of ‘Patchworks’ was inspired by my experiences as a woman involved in the electronic music scene, both in studying and at parties. As much as things have and always are improving, I felt like I was constantly inhabiting a space dominated by someone else. Patchworks is designed to be a place where your space is your own, and everyone can get gassed and have fun as equals. It celebrates the contributions of female, trans and gender non-conforming people in the industry, but foremostly it aims to act as a building block of equal respect and representation in the Bristol electronic music scene and beyond."
All the proceeds from this first Patchworks event will go to the TASSN, a grassroots and anti-state organisation that offers support to LBBTQIA+ people seeking asylum in the USA. Specifically, they will go to someone named Taim, a trans man from Jordan who has suffered imprisonment and violence as a result of their gender.
The profit money will allow these asylum seekers to pay rent, buy food and access English lessons. Any Patchworks events in the future will support similar causes, so if you’re in Bristol head down to to the Jam Jar with Thursday for a night of great music for a great cause.
Tickets £5 on the door.