RS sixth former Sophie De Masi and Sian Anderson's Nexxt Step

Nexxt Step will encourage London’s music scene to recognise and support the development of women in music by mentoring and profiling artists aged 18-24 from London who are ready to take their existing career to the next step. After a month of mentored workshops, writing camps and studio sessions this October, participants will write, record and perform an EP supporting the theme #BehindEveryGreatCity which they will release with support from Saint Music and Parlophone Records.

This year the Mayor of London launched a year-long women’s equality campaign #BehindEveryGreatCity to mark the centenary of the first women in the UK winning the right to vote, and to drive forward gender equality across the city.