Satch at Pride

ICMP students and alumni collaborated with Success Express Music to host a Pride 2023 wrap-party at the World’s End venue in Finsbury Park.

ICMP students and alumni Ella Eliza, Macie Nyah and Jobie performed alongside artist Eden J Howells all performed to a packed crowd as part of the celebrations!

Elsewhere in the capital, tutors Joshua Satchell, performing as SATCH, and Dilys Uwagbow (performing as ECKOES) both played Mzz Kimberley's Trans Stage in Soho Square. This new trans-led platform was part of this year’s Pride’s focus on championing trans allyship. 

Singer Songwriter at Pride Gig

CertHE Vocals student Jobie was one of five finalists for Pride's Got Talent and played the Dean Street Stage as part of Pride in London.  

Lisa Wadham, ICMP’s Head of Events and Gender Equality Champion, said: "At ICMP, we're incredibly proud of the diversity of our student and staff community. 

"Pride in London is always a monumental day in the capital and being part of the first-ever trans-led stage was truly special. We look forward to being part of future Prides as we continue to ensure ICMP remains a safe and inclusive place for all creatives.”

Lorraine Solomons, Success Express Founder, said: "Great work all round teaming up with ICMP to curate a cool live music event at North London venue The World’s End Finsbury Park to mark Pride. Featuring four rising LGBTQ artists, it was a fun, vibrant and effervescent evening. Lovely performances all round from Ella Eliza, Macie Nyah, Jobie and Eden J Howells."

Macie Nyah • ICMP Pride Gig

Commenting on performing, SATCH, who studied our MA in Songwriting and now teaches the same course, said: "I love playing songs I’ve written about my experiences of transition to people who might learn about the trans experience from them, but playing the first ever trans-led stage to a predominantly queer crowd wasn’t about education. It was about connection! I won’t forget that feeling in a hurry!" 

Dilys Uwagbow, ECKOES, who teaches our BA in Creative Musicianship, said: “Pride is such a special event because it’s both a protest and a party. It’s a celebration of love and joy while still reminding the world that there’s so much work to be done. Performing at Pride in London this year was such an honour and, as an ally, it’s so important to keep showing up until everyone has equality.”

Ella Eliza ICMP Pride Show at Worlds End Finsbury Park, London

Jobie said: “The Pride wrap-party at The World’s End was SO much fun! Full of energy, love and great acts to perform alongside! It was a busy Pride month for me, competing in Pride’s Got Talent final at Adelphi Theatre in the West End and performing at Pride in London. It was a privilege to be part of such a great collection of shows celebrating queer talent!” 

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