£30,000 for youth art project

PUBLISHED: 14:24 16 July 2008 | UPDATED: 22:05 15 June 2010

LYME Youth Arts (LYA) has been awarded £30,000 by a national charity for their new project.

LYME Youth Arts (LYA) has been awarded £30,000 by a national charity for their new project.Youth Music, which aids music-making for young people up to the age of 18 - particularly in areas of social and economic need - is funding the group's 18 month project 'B Sharp!'Chairman of LYA Ayvin Rogers said: "The idea for B Sharp! has mainly come from young people themselves."Their obvious enthusiasm has been supported by Youth Music and we are delighted with their financial offer."This adds to West Dorset District Council's grant of £3,000. After six months of planning, we now have a live project - which is very exciting."Regional executive officer for Youth Music in the South West Gilly Rudling said: "The power of music to affect and change young people's lives is overwhelming. We are delighted to be able to help Lyme."Three professional musicians will be working on the project offering workshops, including drumming, mixing beats, music technology, composition, instrumental and singing.The project will be launched at a party on Saturday, August 30, with live music through the afternoon at the Marine Theatre Square.

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