LIVE Talks is a series of free online workshops and talks (with a focus on EDI, sustainability and wellbeing) aimed at making the UK live music industry an inclusive, enlightened and positive place in which to build your career.

The series of free workshops and talks will take place online throughout 2023, specifically programmed to run alongside important dates in the ED&I and Sustainability calendar. The programme builds on the success of LIVE’s first two workshops which took place in June & Nov 2022, in partnership with Black Lives in Music, AFEM & Safer Dance. The workshops saw over 350 people come together to learn the basics of Race and Ethnicity language and join the conversation around Misogyny and Sexual Harassment within the music industry.

We believe that LIVE Talks can make a really positive contribution to people’s experiences of working in the live music industry. The LIVE Workforce group has identified a number of topics that would benefit from discussion and knowledge share. Looking ahead, LIVE is keen to open up its platform to other fantastic organisations. 

Upcoming LIVE Talks :

31.03.2023 LIVE Talks: Trans Education & Inclusion in the Music Industry

Sign up for free here:
Join Saskhia Menendez, an equality and diversity ambassador, researcher, mentor, public speaker, and social change activist on Friday 31st March, online, from 12pm – 1pm, to learn about Trans education & Inclusion within the Music Industry.
Saskhia works to help diversify the music industry landscape, as well as help improve representation, access, and help educate and inform others of the barriers and issues certain underrepresented groups face. She is a multi-racial trans woman who transitioned 12 years ago, she’s also a parent of two children and has over 10 years of experience in the music industry.
The Workshop will cover: What it means to be Transgender, Terminology, Real lived experience & Allyship

18.04.2023LIVE Talks: Racing to Net Zero with A Greener Future in the lead up to Earth Day. Do we understand exactly what is meant by the latest terminology from Net Zero to Eco Balancing and everything in between? This session examines and clarifies net zero and more and the implications for live events.

More to be announced soon…

Watch back – 2023 workshops:


LIVE Talks x Music Support: Understanding Addiction & Supporting Recovery


LIVE Talks x MITC Music Industry Therapist Collective: Stress and Resilience on Tour

Watch back – 2022 workshops:


LIVE Talks x AFEM x Safer Dance: Misogyny and Sexual Harassment within the Music Industry. How to engage everyone to make a change.

View full resources list here.


LIVE Talks x BLIM: The Basics of Race and Ethnicity Language