All welcome to join B Sharp Busking Festival

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The ‘Play Me Drums’ will be just one of the attractions at B Sharp’s annual Busking Festival

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

Tying in with Jazz Jurassica, which will be held from May 24 to 28, the annual B Sharp Busking Festival will be held on Saturday, May 26.

The streets will of Lyme Regis will come alive with the sound of music between 11am and 6pm, from a vast array of musicians and street artists from the very young to 100 years old.

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.

As well as busking spots around the town, the ‘Play Me Piano’ will return to the Jubilee Pavilion on Marine Parade, as well as an open mic session. The ‘Play Me Drums’ will this year be based at Gun Cliff Walk and various bands made up of B Sharp members will be playing throughout the day.

To book a busking place, register in advance by email buskingfestival@bsharp.org.uk and you will be allocated a spot, or visit the welcome desk at the Jubilee Pavilion on the day.

Diane Earle, co-organiser of the festival, commented: “The Busking Festival is a great event and everyone thoroughly enjoys it! B Sharp has spearheaded various music projects and events in the last ten years and we’re really looking forward to hosting what promises to be another fun day for everyone, and taking part in a jam packed week 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, such as ‘Be In A Band’ and the B Sharp Jams, 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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