North of England Regional Committee member DJ Paulette will be presenting a DJ set at the MU Members’ Conference.
Her DJ set will close day one of the MU’s Members’ Conference, which includes a keynote speech from West Yorkshire Mayor Tracey Brabin, and panel and breakout sessions.
MU Members’ Conference 17-18 October, Leeds
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A powerhouse of success and activism
Over a 30-year career, the Manchester-based DJ has scaled the heights of dance music fame and hedonism playing disco, house and techno to huge crowds and in cool underground basements. One of two women to have a residency at the Hacienda in its heyday, she went on to residencies at Heaven and Ministry of Sound, before successful stints in Paris and Ibiza.
Now, DJ Paulette has numerous radio shows, including a Global Residency show produced in collaboration with The Radio Department. And her recent headline sets include NYC Downlow for Block 9 at Glastonbury, Beatherder, Mighty Hoopla, All Points East, Brighton Pride, Homobloc, Feel It at Omeara, and Fatboy Slim’s Weekender ‘All Back to Minehead’.
As well as DJ’ing, Paulette is also an events and exhibition curator and a regular contributor to radio shows as diverse as Jamz Supernova on 6Music, Radcliffe and Maconie, Afrodeutsche’s ‘The People’s Party’, Anamatronic’s ‘Dance Devotion’, and Eats Everything’s ‘Edible Beats’.
DJ Paulette is also active in the union’s Network for Members Who Experience Racism, one of the MU’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion networks, and is a Power UP mentor for She Said So. She’s currently writing her first book, ‘Welcome to the Club’, for Manchester University Press.
Building an inclusive trade union and music industry
When you register to come to Members’ Conference, you’ll have the chance sign up for breakout sessions. These include a session on LGBT+ visibility and looking at creating LGBT+ inclusive workplaces led by MU member Lynn Henderson, with support from Pride in Music’s Jamie Ahye.
Another will look at building neuro-inclusive workplaces, and how the music industry can support neurodiverse musicians. This session will be supported by Tristan Hunt (Association For Electronic Music) and Dr Tony Lloyd (ADHD Foundation).
Bassoonist, BBC Radio 3 broadcaster and Chair of the MU’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee Linton Stephens will also be leading a session on developing an anti-racist code of conduct on day two of Members’ Conference.
Be sure your voice is heard
Each session will be led by members, for members, with support from specialist organisations and MU staff – and will focus on practical ways of making change. That could be a new policy, position statement, campaign ideas or points for a lobbying agenda.
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