B Sharp to host annual Busking Festival

ENJOY playing music and singing on the streets? Playing piano or drums on the seafront? Watching some fantastic live music from B Sharp’s young bands? It’s all happening in Lyme Regis over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend.

In association with Jazz Jurassica youth music charity B Sharp will once again host its annual Busking Festival on Saturday, May 25.

Between 11am to 5pm the streets will be alive with the sound of music from a vast array of musicians and street artists, including local young people.

B Sharp’s team of musicians and young leaders will be on hand to guide and encourage all. No matter what your level of music ability, everyone is welcome to have a go; play on the piano, try out the drums, join the open mic session, or come and busk!

The ‘Play Me Piano’ and open mic will be set up at the Jubilee Pavilion on Marine Parade between 11am and 5pm and the ‘Play Me Drums’ will be available to try out by the beach huts on the seafront between 2pm and 4pm.

There will also be a Pop Up Choir between 2pm and 4pm in the Lister Room above the Marine Parade shelters and a ukulele workshop with the Lyme Luggers between 1pm and 2pm in the shelters.

Also in the seafront shelters, the festival will offer a family workshop making instruments from recycled materials between 2pm and 4pm with Plastic Free Lyme Regis.

If you are coming along to busk you can register in advance by emailing buskingfestival@bsharp.org.uk and you will be allocated a spot, or simply go to the welcome desk on the seafront to sign up and play on the day.

Ruth Cohen, B sharp’s new CEO, commented: “The Busking Festival is a great event, and a lovely opportunity to hear some great music by the sea.

“B Sharp is a local young people’s music charity and we’re really looking forward to hosting what promises to be another fun day for everyone and taking part in a jam-packed weekend of musical entertainment.”

For more information about the Busking Festival or to find out more about B Sharp’s music-making programmes for young musicians, visit bsharp.org.uk

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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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