Illo Agency and Sofar Sounds teamed up to host night celebrating IWD and creativity

On the 8th of March on a Tuesday evening in a very atmospheric Vintage Shop in East London, Illo Agency was hanging up illustrations from our two fabulous artists Esther Lalanne and Natalie Foss!

What came after that was a night to remember, as Illo Agency and Sofar Sounds had teamed up to host a beautiful night celebrating IWD and creativity from a whole host of female artists. So cue the twinkling lights and sound checks, because Illo Agency broke into the music scene!

On Tuesday the 13th in Beyond Retro in Bethnal Green, myself @Thomas Allen Senior Brand & Creative Manager had set our very first Sofar Sounds gig with Illo Agency. With the help of our Esther Lalanne, whose cheeky but empowering illustrations ran riot around the whole of the vintage store, and also Natalie Foss’s illustrations whose illustrations often portray the 60s/70s inspired patterns and people, which related very nicely to the whole musical vibe of night!!

So we were ready to Rock and Roll with both illustrators ready, all we needed now, seeing as it was a Sofar Sounds was three rocking female bands and what a show they put on for us. The bands in order were MYTBE, Ruth Brown, and Parthenope, whose links I’ll add at the bottom. The night was a huge success, filled with positivity, empowering female artists, and most of all a sense of positivity, after what has been a very hard few months for us all.

We at Illo Agency are looking forward to the next Sofar Sounds, which we’re planning this very second.


Ruth Brown


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