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B Sharp’s Busking Festival

B Sharp’s Busking Festival

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 info@bsharp.org.uk, or see www.bsharp.org.uk


Evolution Rocks! Join B-Sharp and local school students for an evening of entertainment.

Evolution Rocks! Join B-Sharp and local school students for an evening of entertainment.

Evolution Rocks is a concert by local young people led by B Sharp www.bsharp.org.uk . Working with B Sharp music leaders, students from The Woodroffe School and Mrs Ethelston’s CE Primary Academy, and from B Sharp’s groups – Boombox, Hub Jams and Bridport Jams, have created original songs and tracks on the theme of evolution. Welcome to a journey through time of light, sound and music!

Youth Sounds

Youth Sounds

Thanks so much to our B Sharp Young Music Leaders Elsa and Issy for taking the lead in organising such a great Youth Sounds gig at The Lyric Theatre on Saturday. Fab music from @thecoopers.band and @reub_kopec11 and Pizza for Dogs not to mention B Sharp’s own Bridport Jams and Issy and Elsa. Music performed by young people, for young people, organised and produced by young people – what B Sharp is all about!    



B Sharp Pop Up Choir

B Sharp Pop Up Choir

Come along and sing!
All ages welcome including children and young people.
A relaxed and friendly afternoon of songs from all genres and styles.
No Experience necessary, just come along and join in.
No pre-booking necessary.

This is a ‘Pay what you can’ event, but with a suggested donation of £5 adults, £3 children.

For more information contact: info@bsharp.org.uk
Inspired by Beccy Owen’s Pop Up Choirs (www.popupchoirs.com)

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.

For full event info: https://bit.ly/2q13Uw7

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 andrea@activateperformingarts.org.uk mob:07971 058 336

Link to Volunteer registration formhttps://goo.gl/forms/9dSIZoOnm3Nvpl522

Link to website page: https://activateperformingarts.org.uk/…/pages-of-the-sea-da…