B Sharp is delighted to have been selected as a charity partner of Farmfest ( www.farmfestival.co.uk) for 2019! Our fantastic music leaders and young music leaders will be attending the festival, talking about B Sharp’s work, running workshops for children and a pop up choir. In return Farmfest will donate to B Sharp and other charity partners a proportion of the booking fee from the ticket sales, which will support our continuing work with young people. The festival looks great – have a look at the line up and do come and support us!
Drumming Workshop with the The Dhol Foundation
Saturday 6th July 12.30pm – 2.30pm,
at The Hub, Lyme Regis
B Sharp are pleased to offer an exciting opportunity to take part in a drumming workshop led by inspirational and charismatic Master Dhol Drummer & World Music Producer, Johnny Kalsi of The Mighty Dhol Foundation (http://www.dholfoundation.com).
Suitable for young people aged 8 -19.
(B Sharp has concessions and subsidised places available. We want to include all young people who want to make music, whatever their financial circumstances. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 07947 334 138 to let us know if you need a subsidised place.)
Book NOW- only 20 places available.
The UK’s best-known Bhangra group has performed on some of the world’s biggest stages—the Olympics Closing Ceremony in 2012, the Royal Variety Performance and for the Queen at her Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
Watch them at Beautiful Days here: https://youtu.be/IEJ7N50HZ2Q
Johnny Kalsi is well-known for his work with Afro Celt Sound System as a core member, plus The Imagined Village, and numerous solo artists (Peter Gabriel, Khaled, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Avril Lavigne to name a few) but it is with his band The Dhol Foundation that he lets loose his creative side. This could be called Kalsi’s solo work but ‘Basant’ is full of collaborations and the result is glorious and uplifting.
The band has featured in the music of Hollywood films, Gangs of New York and The Incredible Hulk. They have also worked with Peter Gabriel on the soundtrack for films including Rabbit Proof Fence and The Last Temptation of Christ. The Dhol Foundation performed as the opening act with STOMP at the Royal Variety Performance which was screened on ITV1 in December 2011. Peter Kay hosted the star studded event which also featured Tony Bennett, Barry Manilow, Cee Lo Green, Nicole Scherzinger and Pixie Lott. The show was staged at The Lowry on Salford Quays and also on the bill were comedians Jason Manford, Greg Davies and Tim Minchin. The full stage show features energetic dhols up, bass, drums, guitar, dholak, and bhangra dancers.
B Sharp Pastoral Support Worker/Learning and Support Assistant
B Sharp (www.bsharp.org.uk) is looking for a Pastoral Support Worker/Learning and Support Assistant to become part of the team in B Sharp’s young people’s music making sessions – Hub Jams (Tuesdays 6.30 – 8.30, term times, The Hub, Lyme Regis, DT7 3BS) working with young people aged 11 – 19.
You would work as part of our team of Music Leaders, Assistant Music Leaders and Young Music Leaders to ensure the music sessions are safe, supportive, enjoyable and progressive. Your role within sessions is to support young participants to ensure they all aspire, contribute and progress personally and musically, as individuals and as members of a group, and have a sense of achievement and enjoyment
Please see more details in the job description here:-
Job Description – B Sharp Pastoral Support Worker/Learning and Support Assistant
To apply please send a CV and covering letter, outlining your interest and suitability for the role to email@example.com
Closing date for applications Monday 15th July 2019
We’re running a Vocal Workshop with Ellie Walker, for young people aged 8-18.
There will be plenty of tips, techniques and coaching to help improve your style.
Tuesday 11th June 6.30-8.30 at the Hub, Lyme Regis. Cost £7.00
B Sharp has concessions and subsidised places available. We want to include all young people who want to make music, whatever their financial circumstances. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 07947 334 138, or let us know on the day if you need a subsided place.
We met so many young people last week at our Busking Festival inspired by music. Our weekly group for 8-11 year olds – Boombox- starts back this week on Thursdays from 4.00-5.15. Build musical skills and confidence in a fun and friendly environment. Come along for a free taster session this week. https://bsharp.org.uk/weekly-music/boom-box/
Lyme Regis was busy this Spring Bank Holiday weekend with thousands of locals and visitors enjoying the sunshine and the sounds of B Sharp’s Busking Festival. Buskers of all ages showcased a fantastic range of talent throughout the town.
There were young bands, drummers, jazz duos, solo pianists, a ukulele orchestra, djs and singer-songwriters from the local area and across the UK, performing to enthusiastic audiences. B Sharp’s music leaders and young trainees were on hand to support all the musicians when needed, and even opened the festival with their own performance. To help with its costs of running B Sharp’s on-going music programme for young people over the whole year, buskers donated 40% of their collection to B Sharp charity. Many donated all their takings.
Kelly Osborne one of the event organisers said, “As well as the great performers, we had lots of things for visitors to join in with this year – with a ukulele workshop run by the Lyme Luggers, a recycled sounds instrument making workshop run by Plastic Free Lyme Regis, a beach hut jam, and a B Sharp pop-up choir too”
The Busking Festival took place on the Saturday in between the popular Jazz Jurassica creating an amazing weekend of music. “It is great to have young performers, some of whom have never played in public before, showcasing their talents as part of the same musical takeover of Lyme Regis as world famous musicians such as Laurence Jones and Kick Ass Brass” commented Ruth Cohen CEO of B Sharp.
B Sharp is open for young musicians to sign up now for a variety of weekly music making projects on offer and anyone interested is welcome to come along this summer term and try it out. For more information contact email@example.com, or see www.bsharp.org.uk