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Red Line Book Festival

The Queenship Cypher

L - R: Alicia Raye, Daniella Doyle, Vithoria Escobar, Stephanie Sarpong
DateThursday October 19th
VenueThe Civic Main Space
AdmissionFree - Booking essential
Time 8pm

Please note this event is suitable for ages 18+.

In partnership with NOISE Music, the Red Line Book Festival Writer in Residence for 2023 is The Queenship Cypher collective, led by Alayex, a ground-breaking female-led creative agency. As part of their residency, The Queenship Cypher are leading a five-week development programme of workshops which aim to start a revolution in the Irish music industry, creating a sisterhood of creative women and empowering female artists through career expansion, talent showcasing, and artistic development.

The Queenship Cypher issued an open invitation for all female creatives aged 18-25 to express interest in being part of the programme. This event is an opportunity to see these emerging artists showcasing the skills they have developed during the residency programme.

Spearheaded by visionaries Alicia Esambe (Alicia Raye)and Daniella Doyle, this innovative program is set to redefine the music industry by creating a thriving sisterhood that fosters career expansion, talent showcasing, and artistic development for female artists. The programme aims to attract all aspiring female MCs, producers, songwriters, dancers, and visual artists to showcase their talents. This revolutionary platform serves as a steppingstone for those seeking to turn their musical, movement and visual expressions into a fulfilling career, while forming connections with audiences and fellow female creatives.

The Queenship Cypher emerges as the much-needed representation and collaboration for female rap artists in Ireland. Alicia and Daniella recognised the lack of visibility for female rap artists and the pressure they faced to compete rather than collaborate. In response, they created The Queenship Cypher - a powerful movement that unites creative women under the passion of music and the shared values of respect, love, and humility.

The development program is curated in four complimentary streams, each led by industry experts:

•Songwriting: Guided by Alicia Raye, an acclaimed artist and music mentor, the songwriting workshop will delve into the heart of lyrical storytelling.

•Music Production: Led by NOISE Music mentors, the music production program will help artists to master the art of music production and create inspiring sounds.

•Set Design: Stephanie Sarpong will help artists to elevate their stage presence with mesmerising visual experiences.

•Dance: Under the guidance of Vithoria Escobar, from UMAKOKO Productions, artists will explore the language of movement and how to use it to complement music.