AS THE new year unfolds, Lyme-based music charity B Sharp is revealing some exciting changes to its programme.

Under the directorship of new chief executive and artistic director, Ruth Cohen, the charity’s weekly music sessions – Bridport Jams, Boombox and Hub 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 now apply for spaces at any of B Sharp’s weekly sessions in Lyme Regis or Bridport.

Ruth said: “We are 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 will 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 schools and exams.”

Sessions available include Bridport Jams, held at Bridport Youth and Community Centre, which is focussing on pop-up choirs for ages eight to 19 for the first half of spring.

There is also Boombox, a fun and friendly session for children aged eight to 11, with musical games, singing, playing instruments and creating new music at the Hub in Lyme Regis, as well as Hub Jams, a relaxed, informal music making and jamming session for 11 to 19-year-olds at the Hub.

Rates for all the courses range from £3 to £7 with concessions and subsidised places available.

Anyone interested in a place, email, call 07947 334138 or just go along to a session and try it.

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