The Social Animal (TSA), Bahrain’s own boutique events collective with a difference, will host LUSH, a unique soirée led entirely by women artists and performers on November 10.

Get ready for an evening of electronic music acts, DJs, dance performances and spoken word recitals, all of which will come together with visual art installations. The lineup includes singer-songwriter Maram, songwriter Layal Abbas, artist Jazmine Valco, DJ sets by Madam-G and Glitter**** and more!

Aerialist Ola, from Saudi, will be taking part too. Reimagining ‘ladies’ nights’, the event will take place on November 10 starting at 8pm at the library at Wagalag, and offers female artists a dedicated platform where they can perform and share their talents. Maram, who’s performance will showcase her current interest of tribal fusion, says: “As an artist and a Bahraini woman, I’m sincerely proud to be part of LUSH, particularly paying homage to the women of the region and celebrating how far we’ve been able to come.”

DJ Gwen Wregar, who goes by the stage name Madam-G, notes: “I see it as a fantastic opportunity to meet other artists and to have similar collaborations in the future. My contribution to this much anticipated evening will be some upbeat house tunes for everyone to dance to and enjoy.”

Our own Liz O’Reilly, who makes her DJ debut as Glitter**** (inspired by her sequined T-shirt), shares: “I’ll be playing loads of oldies but definitely goodies from the ‘80s and ‘90s and maybe even a few either side. So, if you remember dancing in a field at the birth of rave, this might be the place for you. This will also be my first official gig, so please be gentle with me. Many thanks TSA for keeping the faith!”

Considering the current humanitarian crisis in Gaza, TSA will use LUSH as a platform to raise funds for the non-profit organisation Middle East Children’s Alliance.

In the past, TSA has organised the micro fest Firefly and the Holithemed electronic music festival Holicorn. They also recently introduced their club nights Keep.It.Dirty or K.I.D.

Tickets to LUSH are available on www.wagalag.com/events/lush-by-the-social-animal