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Musical youths in Lyme to play role for good cause
WOODROFFE School students are hoping local bands, solo artists or DJs will step forward to take part in a weekend festival of musical events in Lyme Regis in the autumn.
The business studies students are organising the weekend which will form part of the annual Oxjam music festival which has been running since 2006 and has raised more than £1.75million for Oxfam’s work.
Events will be taking place over the weekend of October 12 and 13 in several venues including the Marine Theatre , the Marine Parade arches and The Hub.
The students, who are aiming to raise at least £500, are hoping local acts will give their time to take part and help them meet their fundraising target.
Their teacher, head of business studies Martin Banfield, said: “This is an incredible opportunity for the students, none of whom have ever been involved in organising anything on this scale.
“As well as organising a successful event, which will raise a lot of money for Oxfam, they are also being assessed on it.
“So what they do will contribute to their final grade.”
The 14 students, who are studying event planning as part of their course, are being led by Sebastian Board who has been appointed project manager.
He said: “This is something that we see as a great challenge.
“We are really motivated and want to organise something that the people of Lyme will remember and talk about.
“Hopefully, if all goes well, this could become an annual event in the area.”
Plans include an evening of live music at the Marine Theatre, to include a range of bands from across the local area, an afternoon of busking and acoustic live music at the Marine Parade Shelters and an evening of live music at The Hub, exclusively for under 18s, showcasing young local bands, who would like the opportunity to play in front of a live audience.
For more information, or to take part in any aspect of the event, contact Mr Banfield on 01297 442232 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org Alternatively contact student Joe Bailey, who is responsible for organising the line up on email@example.com