Written by Harry Bullmore
In recent years, Lyme Regis has played host to a growing number of musical and art based events. Hosting events such as the B Sharp Busking Festival, Guitars on the Beach, the Big Mix Festival, and the impressive array of performances on offer at the Marine Theatre, the town continues to attract and showcase a wide range of fine performing pedigree. However, until now, there has not been a publicly available studio space available for local artists and performers.
As a result, the Lyme Regis Development Trust (LRDT) has worked with grant funding from Power to Change to create the town’s own digital media centre, located in The Hub.
Peter Jeffs, CEO of LRDT, said, “LRDT always tries to fill the gaps in what is available to the Lyme Regis Community. Of course, it is hoped that young people might use this facility for recording and promoting music or to learn about film making, but there is also the opportunity for local artists to develop their own skills and work, or for local businesses to generate social media advertising with attractive content.”
The equipment will allow its users to experience and experiment with high quality audio recording, as well as green screen and CGI technologies. The Hub will also offer the opportunity for further training and support using the equipment, courtesy of a team of experts, as well as an induction and familiarisation session.
Diane Earle, manager of The Hub, said, “I think it will be really good for young people to have access to, and gain experience with this equipment. It’s a new facility, so come and use it!”