FALMOUTH music event Parklive is to hold an online event showcasing female performers.

Parklive normally runs in Kimberley Park through the summer, but has responded to the coronavirus pandemic by hosting online events instead.

The latest event is organised in collaboration with the Inspiring Women’s Network Cornwall, a grass roots multicultural community group that is run and led by a diverse group of local women to empower and to improve the lives of women, promote equality and social inclusion and to celebrate diversity and culture in Cornwall.

A fundraiser running alongside the event will be a chance for people to support this organisation.

Nat Gyll-Murray, performer and co-organiser, said: “We live in such an odd time, it's a real comfort that we can still find fun in amongst it all, and it's made me realise how important music and entertainment is to humans.

"The fact that this it is arranged by women makes it even more exciting! It's not anti-men, rather an opportunity for women to showcase technical skills and be excited about doing things together."

Amy Norris, a presenter for Source FM and event co-organiser, said: “I have been involved with Parklive for several years and it is exciting to be able to carry on during the current situation.

"We are happy we have been able to bring together an entirely female team – behind the scenes and the performers.

"I hope it encourages more women to get out there and do these jobs instead of leaving it to the boys. We want to raise awareness that women really can do anything men can; we are equal and, although things are a bit better now, too often women are overlooked or thought of as less capable."

The event will be broadcast on the Parklive YouTube Channel on Sunday, May 31, from 12pm to 6pm, featuring music from Nat Blue, Sarah Marie Tyrrell, Angeline Dawn Morrison, Ellie Jean Bramhall, Charlotte Lloyd Butler, "Djangoing Crazy" Callly & Gem and Georgia Cummings.

There will also be a cookery session with the Inspiring Women’s Network, poetry and spoken word, a zine workshop with Nat of Ugly Love and an art workshop with Katy Cambridge.

The host of the event is Caroline Gayle-Dunne, co-founder of the Inspiring Women’s Network.

Organisers thanked sponsors Falmouth Town Council, Amata at Falmouth University, Jubilee Wharf, Falmouth Tyres and A1 Appliances.

There will also be a link to the broadcast on the website parklive.rocks and the Source FM Facebook page.

The Parklive team also thanked the artists for giving their time and talent to the event.

Parklive is organised by Source FM 96.1, the community radio station for Falmouth and Penryn.