First Timers: Speed Band Meeting

Sunday, 19 January

First Timers: Speed Band Meeting

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💗Are you dreaming of starting a First Timers band this year?
💕Come find your future band mates and start living your dreams on Sunday 19th January!
☃There will be some ice-breaker-esque, speed-dating-ish organized fun to help ya’ll work out whos’s who and who you’re seeking for your bands, but have no fear it will be FUN and NOT TOO LONG and then ya’ll will just have a chance to meet and chat and scheme and dream and become global superstars 2gether!
✨There will be vegan delights to snack on, but also pls feel free to BYOB (bring your own brunch!)
💐All ages, £3 – £5 suggested donation, no one turned away for lack of funds.
First Timers Fest (FTF) is a two-day festival (2-3/5/20) where every band plays its first ever show! It’s also a season of workshops, skill shares and a celebration of DIY / marginal music making of every genre. FTF is about getting new faces and voices in bands, and doing something about the lack of diversity in the make-up of the DIY music community. The eligibility criteria below aren’t intended to exclude anyone, but are a direct way of addressing this.
📝 Eligibility: You must be able to collectively say YES to at least TWO of these statements about your band.
💖 One or more of us identify as one (or more!) of the following: disabled (visible or non-visible), trans*, queer, non binary, LGBTQIA+, a person of colour, a woman.
💖 One or more of us has never played in a band before.
💖 One or more of us is playing or doing something in this band that they have never played or done before.
🔔SIGN UPS ARE OPEN🔔for First Timers Fest London 2019:—-
Sign up by 14th February to reserve a spot on Saturday 2nd or Sunday 3rd May 2020⚡
💖 About the venue, DIY Space for London 💖
DIY Space for London is on a single floor level, with access ramps, widened doors, an accessible toilet and plenty of space for manoeuvring and getting away from crowds. There is plenty of seating available and the toilets are gender neutral and accessible.
On entering the venue there is a small ramp, which is quite steep and might require assistance going up and down. If you are a wheelchair user and not travelling with anyone, let us know in advance you are coming so someone at the venue can be there to assist.
If you would like to discuss access, please get in touch or visit our website:
Email –
Phone – 020 7635 9470 (Leave a message and we will respond)
Postal – 96-108 Ormside St, London SE15 1TF
Response time – Someone will be able to respond within 5 days
Our volunteers are happy to meet event attendees at the nearest bus stop, please contact to arrange.
DIY Space has an Access Group that is always working to improve accessibility. Most recently it worked towards making DIY Space For London the UK’s first volunteer-run venue to achieve Bronze status on the Charter of Best Practice from Attitude Is Everything – a charity that improves Deaf and disabled people’s access to live music.

Date & Time: 

Sunday, 19 January, 2020 - 12:00 to 16:00
DIY Space for London
96 – 108 Ormside Street
SE15 1TF
United Kingdom