Programmed, staged and managed by young people, The Study Break is a music-based, multi-media event at Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts, on Friday 20 May.
Emerging Americana outfit New Desert Blues headline the show just a week before they appear on the same stage as Duran Duran, Primal Scream and Public Enemy at the Common People festival in Southampton. Also on the bill are EMMAY, the youthful sibling trio from Hampshire featuring Aimée, Freya and Ross Mackenzie, who’ve already opened for the likes of Nizlopi, Show of Hands and Blair Dunlop.
The Concert Hall will be transformed into flat floor set up with projections and original artwork. Keen to include as many of their peers as possible in the project, the Young Programmers are also selecting music by the hottest young local bands, to be showcased between live acts.
The main bands, New Desert Blues and EMMAY, were carefully selected by the Young Programmers from a long list of potential acts. They were chosen because of their great music, their rising profiles and because they appeal to a wide cross section of audiences, but particularly younger people.
Open to all ages but especially aimed at those who are studying hard for exams, The Study Break is produced by the first intake of the Young Programmers scheme at Lighthouse, which is enabling young people to gain valuable creative experience and training in areas such as programming, sound and lighting, writing and reviewing. The scheme is aimed at schools, young people, artists and anyone interested in practical, real-world learning in a thriving arts organisation.
Get tickets for £5 if you are 14-25 years old: sign up at Lighthouse box office or over the phone 01202 280000