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See below for our full calendar of Talks, Workshops and other activities during SLHF. All events are Free but have limited capacity, so please register your ticket early to secure your place.


November to December 2022

3 evening talks to the public and a taster workshop designed to inspire and open up a space for exploration of worldbuilding, technology and mindsets in relation to sound, music and creative practices. Also open to the general public who are invited to explore our programme in a non-committed way.

2 November 2022
Explore Worldbuilding and Audio-Visual Landscapes (Fully Booked)

Rakhi Singh (Manchester Collective) Seb Gainsborough (Vessel), co-composer of The Northman, and Dr Cecilia Wee (RCA) speak on World Building with sound and music.

Public Talk
23 November 2022
Explore Technology with Dean Kissick (Spike), Sander Dieleman (Google Deepmind) & Gaika (Fully Booked)

A talk on the future role of AI and other new technologies in the creation and consumption of music.

Public Talk
30 November 2022
Explore Technology with Dr Rebecca Fiebrink (Fully Booked)

A workshop on the use machine learning for music creation, more details to be announced soon. Members of the public are welcome to RSVP for this workshop.

Private Workshop
7 December 2022
Explore Wellbeing and Creative Endurance in Music (Fully Booked)

A talk on navigation towards positive mental health to facilitate both commercial and creative endurance in the music and arts industries featuring Mykki Blanco, Dr Greorge Musgrave and Vanessa Maria.

Public Talk
14 December 2022
Explore Mindsets with David Lynch (Fully Booked)

A screening of visionary director and composer David Lynch's 'Meditation, Creativity, Peace'. A film to enlighten inspire and uplift and artists and people from all walks of life who want to be more creative in their chosen fields.

Public Screening


February to May 2023

Free talks, workshops, and events, to help you design your practice, sound and visuals. Pragmatic how-to style sessions helping to prep you for the third and final term. Please note all talks, themes, dates and participants are still in confirmation stage and subject to change.

8 February 2023
Design Organic Electronic Rhythms with Sam Wade

A workshop exploring how to program effective hi hats, groove, rhythm from a drummer's perspective using software and electronic tools with percussionist Sam Wade.

Private Workshop
15 February 2023
Design Your Sound and Performance with Live Electronics with ASTRYD

A workshop exploring different approaches to live electronics integration in music performance with electronic duo ASTRYD.

Private Workshop
1 March 2023
Design Your Song: Arrangement & Composition with Dave Okumu

A workshop on building technical skills relating to composition and songwriting featuring Mercury Music Nominee and acclaimed producer, artist and session musician Dave Okumu.

Private Workshop
8 March 2023
Design Your Sound with Synthesis with ASTRYD

A workshop exploring hardware & software synthesis and sound design.

Private Workshop
16 March 2023
‘Prince: Pimp & Poet’ featuring Gary Card and Ferry Gouw (Fully Booked)

A talk hosted by Gary Card and Ferry Gouw exploring the many and contradictory aspects of Prince's universes which informed his various alter-egos, and how they manifested in different musical and visual directions.

Public Talk
22 March 2023
Composition Review

A workshop in which participants are encouraged to share and review works in progress, hosted by HQI music residents Haich Ber Na and Seren 4 Ever.

Private Workshop
29 March 2023
Design Your Voice with Chris Johnson

A workshop introducing various vocal techniques and tools for singers and producers with one of the UK's most experienced vocal coaches and host of the popular podcast, the 'Naked Vocalist'.

Private Workshop
12 April 2023
Moving Image for Music

A workshop on how to visualise music with moving image featuring music video director Lucy Luscombe, Art Director Richard Wilkins and Videographer Eli Ivor Alice. More details to be announced.

Private Workshop
26 April 2023
Design Your Visuals: Graphic Design and Visual Identity for Music

A talk exploring music, visual identity, and contemporary design practice with Paul Nicholson, a.k.a NUMBER 3; Zak Kyes, Creative Director and Founder of Zak Group; and Clara Goodger, Associate Creative Director at NTS Radio.

Public Talk
10 May 2023
Design a Sustainable Creative Practice with Elijah

A workshop discussing sustainable creative practices hosted by artist manager, consultant, lecturer, and DJ, Elijah.

Private Workshop


May to July 2023

Access to 1k grant, workshops, talks, studio time and industry visits, all tailored to the needs of you whilst you are making your final project which will be presented at the end of the term.

1 June 2023 – 31 July 2023
Create Your Project

6 weeks, a grant, and access to the artistic facilities at HQI to develop a music project to presented at a final showcase event to fellow applicants, invited guests and members of the public. Details to be announced.

Private Residency
28 July 2023
Final Showcase

A final showcase of work completed by the cohort of artists during the residency programme.

Private Event
31 August 2023
SLHF Documentary Screening

This SLHF programme has brought together twelve musicians who were unlikely to have fully crossed paths, despite living less than 30 minutes away from each other. This documentary aims to uncover the truth of what it is like to be young and living in London, making music behind closed doors, whilst searching for community, in the words of the artists themselves.

Public Event

Free to public!

Members of the public and artists from any borough are welcome to attend all public talks and workshops in term 1 and all public talks in term 2 and term 3. Successful applicants will have priority access for all events.

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If you are a musician or a visual artist working with music and aged 18-25 and think this programme can benefit your creative practice then please apply or share with someone who may benefit from this opportunity.

Sounds like Hammersmith & Fulham is the springboard for the delivery of a ten-year programme of cultural development in the borough. The focus is young people, creating the opportunity for long-term change through innovative arts and cultural provision, using music as a medium. The programme is a catalyst for change, providing opportunities to foster and facilitate collaboration between music professionals and people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. It is being delivered in two phases – the first for 14-18 year olds by the Tri-Borough Music hub, with the second for 18-25 year olds set to start in Nov 2022 and delivered by HQI Foundation.

Sounds like Hammersmith & Fulham is funded by a Cultural Impact Award as part of the Mayor of London’s London Borough of Culture programme.

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