Busking Festival success for B Sharp

B Sharp music-making in beach huts on the seafront (photo by Maisie Hill)

LYME Regis youth music charity B Sharp showed off a fantastic range of talent at its annual Busking Festival.

The one-day festival was held on Saturday, May 25, tying in with Jazz Jurassica, and saw many residents and visitors enjoying and joining in with musical performances on the seafront.

The programme included were young bands, drummers, jazz duos, solo pianists, a ukulele orchestra, DJs and singer-songwriters from the local area and across the UK. 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 per cent of their collection to B Sharp and many donated all their takings.

Kelly Osborne one of the event organisers said: “As well as the great performers, we had lots of interactive activities for visitors 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 pop-up choir too”

B Sharp is open for young musicians to sign up to now for a variety of weekly music-making projects on offer.

Anyone interested is welcome to come along this summer term. For more details email info@bsharp.org.uk, or visit the website www.bsharp.org.uk

Youngsters from B Sharp entertained on Marine Parade all day
Woodmead Halls

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