Lancing Arts Centre for young people opens
Young people aged 7 to 18 in Lancing, Adur and Worthing have the opportunity to learn to play and perform music at the newly re-opened Penhill Arts Centre.
Original Allstars Music, the team behind the hugely successful Shoreham Allstars, have been working with WSCC over the last few years to help bring this refurbishment about and has secured a contract to make Penhill Arts Centre into a unique space for young people to develop their confidence, creativity and skills in the arts.
The Allstars activities at the Centre, which are open to all regardless of ability or background, include:
- music instrument tuition (as a band and 1-2-1 basis)
- band workshops
- small live gigs and events
Taster sessions February Half Term in Lancing
The Allstars are gearing up for a busy February school half term when there will be taster sessions available to all young people in the local area. The sessions will give young people in Lancing a chance to find out what being in the Allstars is all about whether their interest is music, guitars, bass, drums, keyboards or singing!
No previous music experience is required to come along and get involved in the taster sessions.
Refurbished Arts Centre
The Penhill Arts Centre has been empty since 2013 but, following a refurbishment by West Sussex County Council, it now has music lesson & rehearsal rooms, a large stage, lighting rig and space for an audience of up to 100.
David O’Connell, MD of Original Allstars Music, comments:
“We are delighted to have a new home in Lancing.
The Shoreham Allstars has become successful on many levels – from performing at events community & national events, including the Wild Life Festival, to bringing young people together to work creatively as a community – and so we are delighted to be able to build on this success and bring the same opportunities to the young people of Lancing.”