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Pop star to curate all-female songwriting camp at Botanic Garden

Published on 20 February 2020

Dundonian pop star Be Charlotte will curate Scotland’s first ever all-female songwriting camp, which will take place at the University of Dundee Botanic Garden on 2-3rd March.

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Dundonian pop star Be Charlotte will curate Scotland’s first ever all-female songwriting camp, which will take place at the University of Dundee Botanic Garden on 2-3rd March.

The event takes place in the lead up to International Women’s Day as part of a partnership between the 22-year old singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist and the University’s Festival of the Future. The camp will see ten talented women from Scotland and further afield collaborate in a welcoming, encouraging and friendly atmosphere at the Botanic Garden.

The music video for Charlotte’s current single Rumours Don’t Work explores the role of women through different eras. She has researched inspiring women throughout history and is currently showcasing them on her social media channels. This research is also going to be used to inform the songwriting process at the camp.

“There’s something that feels quite special about hosting Scotland’s first all-female songwriting camp whilst writing about women who paved the way for our generation,” said Charlotte.

“I wanted to do something definitive, something positive to help move the conversation of equality along. I turn up to so many songwriting sessions and usually find I'm the only woman in the room or even the whole studio so have tried to come up with ways to encourage more women to get involved in music.

“During my schools tours, I try to encourage more young women to pick up an instrument and find that confidence to keep playing. I’m so excited to invite some artists and songwriters that are really inspiring me right now to my hometown of Dundee and write songs together.

“Having attended songwriting camps in London, Nashville, Stockholm, Berlin and Thailand over the past couple of years, I wanted to try and facilitate an environment where women are not the minority. Although I have enjoyed those experiences it made me realise how uncomfortable it can be for some people. I write my favourite songs when I feel comfortable and that’s the experience I hope to share with the women attending Scotland’s first all-female songwriting camp.”

Assai Records in Dundee will host a special Be Charlotte performance on Tuesday March 3rd to showcase some of the brand new collaborations. Fans can apply for free tickets for the event at www.iambecharlotte.com.

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