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Billy Bragg Open Mic

Billy Bragg Open Mic

We’re delighted to announce that singer-songwriter Billy Bragg will be joining Danny Boyles Pages of the Sea events this Sunday, to read Carol Ann Duffy’s ‘A Wound in Time’ and to perform his own work of remembrance.

Billy will be opening Activates first open-mic session in Weymouth at 1pm, and bringing the Lyme Regis open-mic session to a close at 3pm at the Jubilee Paviliion Marine Parade. If you want to join in go along between 2 and 3pm.

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Danny Boyle  – Pages of the Sea

Danny Boyle – Pages of the Sea

Pages of the Sea Event. Activate are still looking for volunteers for Danny Boyle’s Pages of the Sea Event on the 11th November on Lyme Regis beach.

You’re invited to beaches across the UK where, over the course of several hours, a portrait of an individual from the First World War will emerge from the sand. And then, as the tide rises, watch as it’s washed away as we take a moment to say a collective goodbye. Carol Ann Duffy has written a poem especially for the moment, to be read by individuals, families and communities on the day.

If you can spare some time to help make these events happen, then please consider joining our friendly volunteer team. Contact Andrea Frankham-Hughes on mob:07971 058 336

Link to Volunteer registration form

Link to website page:…/pages-of-the-sea-da…

Your Sound Recording Project

Your Sound Recording Project

B Sharp Your Sound Recording ProjectB Sharp are offering free 1 to 1 and small group sessions to find your voice in a professional recording studio with a music producer, Harry Warren. These sessions are particularly useful for building confidence and for those young people that might prefer to work in this way. If you are age 11 to 25 and interested to know more please contact or call 07947 334 138. This project could lead to an opportunity to have your music featured on an album.

Free Music Open Day

Free Music Open Day

Get your half term started with a bang by coming along to an afternoon of free music activities for young people aged 11- 19 years, on Saturday 20th October at Bridport Youth and Community Centre. From 1-5pm there will be a range of tasters and workshops led by local professionals in the music industry. (more…)

Bursaries for Young People on STEM or Vocational Courses

Bursaries for Young People on STEM or Vocational Courses

To open on 20th August

Are you struggling to pay for travel costs to and from college?
Do you need support with the cost of equipment?
Are you between the ages of 16-21 and living in Dorset?
Do you need a top up to the bursary you already receive from the college?

If you have answered ‘yes’ to any of the above you may be eligible for support from one of our Bursary Funds – the DCF Bursary Scheme and the Superior STEM Bursary Fund which will open for applications on 20th August.

The Superior STEM Bursary Fund, established by local engineering company Superior, will focus on supporting students aged 16-21 with grants of up to £1,500 who are undertaking a STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) course at either Bournemouth and Poole or Brockenhurst College. The fund will only support students from a particular area in Dorset covering Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch, Wimborne and the surrounding areas.

Support of up to £1,000 is available from the Foundation’s own DCF Bursary Scheme which supports young people aged 16-21 from across Dorset, studying vocational courses (including traineeships) with six local colleges – Bournemouth & Poole College, Kingston Maurward College, Brockenhurst College and Weymouth College, Yeovil College and Wiltshire College (Salisbury Campus).

Both the Superior STEM Bursary Fund and the DCF Bursary Scheme assist young people who are particularly disadvantaged.

For more details, please visit our website.