In 2015, Britney Spears’ ‘Piece of Me’ tour had an average ticket price of £94. On the 28th of May, 2016, Lyme Regis based music making charity ‘B Sharp’ is offering you the chance to hear a vast selection of new and exciting local musicians perform, as well as the opportunity to take the stage yourself, in their annual busking festival. The cost of entry? Absolutely nothing.
So, Britney or Busking? I know where I’d rather be.
Taking place throughout the idyllic seaside town of Lyme Regis, the ‘B Sharp Busking Festival’ will showcase the talents of a number of local, young musicians. These individuals have developed their sounds with help from the charity’s weekly sessions led by a team of ‘music leaders’, who offer the highest level of experience as composers, musicians, singers, songwriters and technicians.
There will also be a wide variety of interactive elements provided for all, from singers just starting out to polished performers. The festival offers the chance to join an electronic jam session, take part in a drum circle, or even go solo with a ‘Play Me’ drum kit and piano being placed around the town.
However, the heart of the festival is built upon the busking. Hour long busking slots can be booked on the ‘B Sharp’ website, enabling you to perform at one of many locations all across the town. These are open to all, no matter your age, instrument or experience, and represent an opportunity that should not be missed. If you’ve ever dreamed of a life in the lights, now may well be your time to shine.
The ‘B Sharp’ charity does incredible work in the Lyme Regis area, aiding the development and promotion of aspiring young musicians. It regularly organises events that provide these artists with the stage they deserve. For example, at last year’s immensely successful ‘Big Mix Festival’, where attendees (myself included) were blown away not only by the professionalism of the event, but also the quality of the acts that performed.
For those who sign up to a busking slot, 60% of profits can go straight in your pocket, whilst it is asked that the remainder go towards funding the charity, helping them carry on their sterling work with young musicians locally.
So, come on down for a day of sand, seas and songs. Maybe even treat yourself to a post-busk bacon butty, you did just save £94 on a Britney Spears ticket after all.
If you want to find out more, you can go to ‘www.bsharp.uk.com’ or find the organisation at their Facebook page ‘B Sharp’.
Written by Harry Bullmore
The Hub is very proud to be part of this years fossil festival and looking forward to hosting schools day this Friday and seeing lots of visitors on Saturday and Sunday. Look what’s on! Our Cafe will be open for refreshments throughout the weekend with delicious home made cakes and food by Dottie Kitchen. There’s so much to see and do! Go to www.fossilfestival.co.uk for the full programme.
We are very lucky to continue to host Concerts in the West and on Saturday 23 April there is a cello and piano concert starting at 7.30pm. Amy and Gemma are both talented young musicians and their programme includes works by Schubert and Rachmaninov. Tickets are available from Serendip and are £15 which includes interval drinks. Young people are free and there are concessions for students. We hope you can come and see these two young professional musicans!
The 10th Lyme Regis Fossil Festival is open to the public from Friday 29th April to Sunday 1st
May 2016. Events are taking place on the seafront and at venues throughout Lyme Regis, including The Hub.
The festival celebrates Lyme Regis’s cultural and natural history. There will be fossil walks and talks, a fossil fair and the Iguanodon Restaurant, an exciting and unique street performance, will be premiered at this year’s festival.
Lyme Regis Fossil Festival provides fun activities for all ages and the theme for this years’ Fossil Festival is getting young people involved in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects, especially Earth Science. They can participate in science-focused activities and learn about educational and career opportunities at the festival. Many prestigious organisations will be attending, including the Natural History Museum, Jurassic Coast Trust, Jurassic World Heritage Site, Geological Society, British Antarctic Survey and universities.
Full details will be published in the 2016 programme, which you can find on the Fossil Festival website, www.fossilfestival.co.uk.
Lyme Kids Club are having a great session for young people during the Easter holidays. Enjoy the bouncy castle, soft play and slide!
There will be two Street Dance sessions during Easter for young people age 5-10 years by Helen French. Helen will show you the moves and you can showcase them to your parents at the end! Please telephone to pre-book for this limited space activity.