AS the New Year unfolds, Lyme Regis-based music charity B Sharp is revealing some exciting new changes to its programme.
Under the directorship of new chief executive and artistic director Ruth Cohen, the charity’s weekly music sessions Boombox, Hub Jams and Bridport Jams will now be offering new drop-in options alongside the regular memberships. B Sharp will also be introducing reduced session prices for the coming term.
Young people interested in music who would like to play with others, create their own material, or join their first band, can apply now for spaces at any of B Sharp’s weekly sessions in Lyme Regis or Bridport.
Ruth commented: “We’re keen for as many young people as possible to have the chance to make music and the New Year is a great time to start! To ensure we are accessible to everyone we are reducing the session prices for the coming terms and we’ll also be starting a drop in rate for those who can’t make the commitment to a full term but still want to come when they can.
“Of course we hope that most families will want to come every week but we know that young people have lots of pulls on their time including school and exams.”
Sessions available include Boombox, a fun and friendly session for children aged 8-11, with musical games, singing, playing instruments and creating new music at The Hub in Lyme. Hub Jams are relaxed, informal music making and jamming sessions for ages 11-19, also at the Hub, and Bridport Jams, held at Bridport Youth and Community Centre, is focussing on pop up choirs for ages 8-19 for the first half of the spring.
Rates for all the courses range from between £3 and £7 and concessions/subsidised places are available. Anyone interested in a place can email firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 07947 334 138, or just come along and try a session.
Full details are also available on B Sharp’s website www.bsharp.org.uk