The ICMP is proud to announce two events focused on promotion of LGBT artists as part of LGBT History Month this February.

This year’s LGBT History Month celebrates the idea of diverse communities and uses the fingerprint logo to represent the fact that every person in a community is different and unique.

On 7th February 2017, ICMP will host a dedicated Songwriting Masterclass and Songwriters’ Circle at Proud Camden celebrating the diversity of its own student community by featuring LGBT artists Paul Usher, Foxgluvv, Eden Tredwell and Fred Callaghan, who will perform and discuss their own work.

ICMP is also delighted to host special guest Jordan Gray/Tall Dark Friend who will be in conversation with ICMP Songwriting Programme Leader Jonathan Whiskerd.  Jordan was a semi-finalist on BBC’s The Voice in 2016 and made TV history as the show’s first ever transgender contestant.  She will be talking about her career, writing and experiences as a transgender artist.

Songwriters’ Circle is a regular ICMP event led by ICMP’s songwriting faculty, which includes a Mercury Music Prize Nominee and a No 1 UK writer. Taking place in an intimate setting, the audience gets an exclusive opportunity to hear songs in a stripped-back format, from both well-known writers and talented, up-and-coming ICMP songwriting students. Special guests this season have included Frank Turner, Ed Harcourt and ICMP Alumna Elena Tonra from Daughter.

Open to all, the Songwriters' Circle attracts writers, musicians, music lovers and industry alike and encourages a unique and diverse blend of people to come together to discuss and enjoy quality songwriting.  ICMP looks forward to an insightful and exciting evening celebrating LGBT writers.