Past Projects and Events …

Music for Video Games

We ran a Music for Video Games Club in August 2023 as part of Dorset Council’s HAF programme [link]. Supported by a team of music leaders, and young Trainee Music Leaders, Coders and Graphic Artists the young people created an original video game concept – called Etheria – designed the characters, and composed and recorded the music for every aspect of the game. 

 
 

Busking Festival 2023

Our annual Busking Festival took place on Saturday 8th July 2023, along the beautiful beachfront in Lyme Regis. 

B Sharp’s young participants and trainees performed music created in our weekly sessions and entertained parents, locals and visitors.  Buskers of all ages braved the unseasonable weather and performed for the public along the seafront and in the gardens.    Read more …

 

 

Little B’s Boogie

 

Little B’s Boogie is an interactive performance for children aged 0 – 8 and their families. Our highly skilled musicians blend early years favourites and current and recent pop classics to create an accessible and inclusive opportunity for children and their families to enjoy live music. See here [link to video] to get a flavour of the experience! Sign up [here] to be notified of future Boogies.

 
 

B Sharp Takeover @ Waffle House

 

The Waffle House in Axminster [link https://waffle.org.uk/] provides regular performance opportunities as part of Waffle Live [https://waffle.org.uk/about/waffle-live/] to B Sharp. Our young participants have enjoyed these Takeovers, and benefited from performing both as groups, and in solo open-mic slots. Everyone has also enjoyed the delicious waffles!

 
 

Busking Festival 2022

Our annual Busking Festival took place on Saturday 2nd July 2022, along the beautiful beachfront in Lyme Regis. 

Buskers of all ages braved the windy weather and drizzle and busked along the seafront and in the gardens. B Sharp’s young participants and trainees performed music created in our weekly sessions and entertained parents, locals and visitors in the Shelters performance area. 

Read more …

Young Creatives

 
The Young Creatives (2021-22) programme supported, nurtured and discovered the next generation of music industry professionals – performers, producers and technical and stage managers. Working in partnership with Marine Theatre, B Sharp supported young performers and bands to develop their performance skills and confidence.
 

Songs of Here;Songs of Now

Songs of Here; Songs of Now was a musical performance by B Sharp and local community participants in May 2022 celebrating young people’s original songwriting.

The performance expressed the young people’s response to the landscapes, places and times in which they find themselves living and growing up – including the landscape, and natural & built environment of the Jurassic coast and Lyme Regis.

read more ..

Music for All

B Sharp’s Music For All Programme (2018-2021) aimed to engage children and young people in West Dorset and East Devon, including those in challenging circumstances, in music making activities, delivered by a supportive and high quality established and emerging workforce of music leaders, so everyone develops personally, socially and as musicians. The project was supported by Youth Music.
Read our project evaluation here

Music Futures

B Sharp has now delivered two MusicFutures programmes since 2021 – an exciting new initiative to support aspiring musicians aged 15-25 who are interested in a career in music.
The young people met monthly in Bridport to play and compose together, as well as learning about the industry through meeting local professional musicians, and taking part in industry workshops and panel events. They also received individual mentoring from local professional musicians.
Please see here to read the project evaluation
Please see here to read the project evaluation

Spring Awakenings

B Sharp worked with Activate inclusive youth performance companies Remix and Premix in Spring 2020. Working alongside artist Jo Simons of Dorchester Youth Theatre, our music leaders supported the young people to create and perform a musical piece – Spring Awakenings.
Watch Spring Awakenings here 

B Sharp Radio Show

This term we’ve been working hard towards our own B Sharp Radio Show – a great way for our young musicians to get their music heard, while we can’t perform live.
Tune in to hear original music interspersed with a little Christmas fun!  One of our Trainee Music Leaders has also been able to interview local folk musician, Seth Lakeman, who talks about his music and growing up as a musician in the South-West.
Tune in here to hear our Radio Show on Sunday 13th December at 6pm

Lost Words Songwriting Project

We delivered an exciting environmental and creative project with 120 year 3/4 children from Axe Beacon schools funded by the East Devon AONB sustainable development fund. Inspired by the research behind the beautiful book by Robert Mcfarlane and Jackie Morris, ‘The Lost Words’. Read more…

Fossil Festival

B Sharp has worked in partnership with Lyme Regis Fossil Festival for many years. We have worked with local schools to support young people to create their own original music around themes of geology, earth science, climate change and the local environment. We also have created opportunities for young people to perform their work as part of the festival. In 2020 we supported the creation of a range of music resources for primary schools https://earthsciencefestival.com/b-sharp-fossil-festival-songs/

Dohl Foundation

In 2019 we were very fortunate to have the amazing DHOL foundation,  and ISQ Music deliver workshops for local young people, in partnership with the Marine Theatre as part of our programme of specialist workshops and masterclasses.

iWill Programme

The iWill fund (formerly known as Youth Social Action) was developed to help increase youth volunteering and social action. B Sharp worked from 2018-2020 with young people who wanted to gain work experience and build confidence in planning and running a series of events based on their own ideas. Young people put on events for their peers and their community including samba drumming performances, youth band nights and busking events.https://www.dorsetcommunityfoundation.org/funds/iwill-programme/

Big Mix

B-Sharp-Big-Mix Lyme Regis Festival by the SeaB Sharp has produced 4 large scale community youth music festivals – Big Mix. These festivals have been run and delivered by young people working on all aspects of event production, mentored by a team of industry professionals. The Big Mix has showcased a diverse range of professional guest bands and musicians as well as local young talent. The event has been a fantastic success and we believe it developed a positive culture of live public music in a rural seaside community. Keep your eye out for our next large scale community event …
See more about Big Mix here …

ONE

ONE Project - B Sharp

B Sharp Singing 2016 – we completed a high quality, large scale, collaborative programme of singing to engage, progress and inspire.
See more about the One project here …

Coming Up

What’s On?

B Sharp always has a huge amount going on. Below you’ll find some of the events and activities coming up and that we’ve been involved with recently.

iWill

Are you a young person who would like to put on your own gigs and events with professional mentoring support? The iWill fund (formerly known as Youth Social Action) has been developed to help increase youth volunteering and social action from 40% to 60% by the year 2020.
B Sharp will be working with young people (volunteers) who want to gain work experience and build confidence in planning and running a series of events based on your own ideas.

We are recruiting now so please get in touch to register your interest and please tell others about it. Email info@bsharp.org.uk or 07947 334138

iWill Logo DDCMS National Lottery Funded

Winter Gig

Saturday November 24th. More information coming soon.

Busking Festival

Saturday May 25th 2019, 11am – 6pm.

Our Busking Festival is one of the most popular events of the year and the fact that it coincides with the brilliant action packed Jazz Jurassica makes it even better.

What’s Been On

Bridport Sounds

The best upcoming young contemporary bands from Bridport and around performed at our Bridport Sounds gig on July 21st. ‘The Collaborators‘ won the competition to headline the evening and performed supported by Pizza for Dogs and B Sharp’s own Bridport Jams.

Summer Cabaret

On Friday 6th July at The Hub in Lyme Regis B Sharp’s Summer Cabaret saw a whole host of local young musicians from our regular projects; Boombox, Hub Jams and Bridport Jams, B Sharp alumni, and Launchpad– B Sharp’s house band and music collective, coming together for a night of outstanding music.
Special guests included: Harvey Causley, Phoebe Townsend, Ellie Kirtley and Josh Crocker on sound. Thanks to everybody who helped make the evening a success.

Uplyme Fete

B Sharp at Uplyme Fete The ever popular Uplyme Fete was on Sat 9 June 2018. B Sharp’s LaunchPad performed live. More information on Facebook. If you would like to book the B Sharp band or musician for your event, fete or festival contact info@bsharp.org.uk.

Busking Festival

B Sharp Busking FestivalSun, Sea and Great Sounds! That’s what we had at the 2018 Busking Festival. Thousands flocked to Lyme Regis as the sounds and rhythms of B Sharp’s Busking Festival swung into town in association with the Lyme Regis jazz and blues festival Jazz Jurassica.

May Fete, Lyme Regis

The B Sharp team had a great day at this year’s Anning Rd, May Fete A great community afternoon of family fun! If you would like to book a B Sharp band or musician for your event, fete or festival contact info@bsharp.org.uk.

Lyme Regis Children’s Week

Over the 2018 Easter holidays B Sharp took part in #lymeregischildrensweekat the#marinetheatre – five fun days of activities based on ‘The Beach’. On Friday 6th April, we had fun running Music Making and the Story Boat, 3 action packed music workshops, for different age groups. We LOVED working with Vera the story telling boat to write some really fun rhythms.

The Pick n Mix, Give a Gig

Our Gig on Good Friday March 30th was a great success! Local musicians came together as part of Youth Music’s flagship fundraising initiative in support of music-making projects for children and young people in challenging circumstances!LaunchPad in action
Mr Jean, headline band

Big Mix

B-Sharp-Big-Mix Lyme Regis Festival by the SeaB Sharp has produced 4 large scale community youth music festivals – Big Mix. These festivals have been run and delivered by young people working on all aspects of event production, mentored by a team of industry professionals. The Big Mix has showcased a diverse range of professional guest bands and musicians as well as local young talent. The event has been a fantastic success and we believe it developed a positive culture of live public music in a rural seaside community. Keep your eye out for our next large scale community event …

Out of the Box

Out of the Box B Sharp projectIn 2017 young musicians from B Sharp’s weekly sessions were tasked with creating a low budget musical experience and encouraged to think ‘out of the box’.

What they did was amazing!

B Sharp Party

B Sharp Annual PartyShowcase of original music created at on-going weekly music sessions in the Lyme Regis, Bridport, Axminster and surrounding areas.

ONE

ONE Project - B SharpB Sharp Singing 2016 – we recently completed a high quality, large scale, collaborative programme of singing to engage, progress and inspire.

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