Hen Hoose is a Glasgow-based songwriting collective and music production house that amplifies the creative voices of female and non-binary artists – a revolutionary act in an industry still dominated by men. Hen Hoose have teamed up with SMHAF for a celebratory headline gig inspired by the theme of ‘Revolution’.

The diverse and innovative musical line-up features sets from Sarah Hayes, Ray Aggs and SHEARS.


Sarah Hayes

Solo artist Sarah Hayes leads a varied musical life, also collaborating with Admiral Fallow, Andrew Wasylyk, Rachel Newton and others. As a singer, flautist and keyboard player, her unique sound inventively combines indie, folk and cinematic pop.

Ray Aggs hosting a sky blue electric guitar over her shoulders.

Multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Ray Aggs is a specialist in euphoric post-punk, achieving international acclaim with projects Trash Kit, Shopping and Sacred Paws. Expect life-affirming music that fuses electronic beats with coolly recited lyrical mantras and spindly guitar lines.

Becca Shearing

SHEARS writes, records, produces and mixes electronic music at home in Leith, Edinburgh. Her live shows are a one-woman solo set-up, incorporating samples, percussion, synths and effects, along with live vocals.

If you can come early, you’re welcome to join us from 6pm in the downstairs cafe at CCA for an informal drinks reception to celebrate Manifesto and the start of the festival.

Tickets for this event are available using ‘pay what you can’ pricing at £5 / £10 / £15, according to what you can afford.

You can purchase tickets for other Manifesto events individually or via a Manifesto Day Pass.

Image: Ray Aggs (provided by Hen Hoose)

7:30pm – 9.30pm (Doors 7pm)
CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts
350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow G2 3JD
Accessible venue

To ensure that everyone can access this event, free tickets and group bookings are available upon request at smhaf@mentalhealth.org.uk.

Pay What You Can: £15 / £10 / £5