Honeyblood singer joins BTBW panel

Stina Tweeddale, frontwoman of Edinburgh/Glasgow noise-pop duo Honeyblood, is set to join next week’s Born To Be Wide discussion ‘creating the perfect music city.’

She will join Unique Events founder Pete Irvine, Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust director Ali Bowden and Newcastle University’s Adam Behrv for the evening at the Electric Circus on Thursday, November 5

With a focus on the Capital, it will explore ideas about how to build and nurture artistic and business talent and will draw on Behr’s recent study of Edinburgh’s live scene, which found that the sector contributed £40m to the city’s economy.

“Stina and Ali will bring valuable perspectives and make a great contribution to the discussion,” says Born To Be Wide founder Olaf Furniss, adding that through playing in hundreds locations around the world, Tweeddale is well-placed to give examples of successful models.

In addition, Bowden brings a unique insight into what factors have enabled another creative genre to thrive and how challenges faced by the literary community, were overcome.

The panel will be preceded by an interview with Pete Irvine, who prior to establishing Unique Events, co-founded Regular Music in the mid-seventies, bringing some of the world’s largest acts to Scotland.

Following the discussions, speakers will be invited to DJ and socialise with the audience.


Thursday, November 5, 2015
The Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Admission: £5.50 / £4 Musicians’ Union Members
Tickets available from: www.borntobewide.co.uk


19.00 – Doors Open
19.30-20.15 – Pete Irvine in conversation with Olaf Furniss
20.30-21.15 – Developing The Music City – seminar
21.15-late – Guest DJ sets & socialising