On Air ! Your chance to run a radio station.
This month, with the completion of the sound recording room we can now start to expand on services and this includes a Radio Show and podcast facilities.
We are offering free airtime to anyone in our community to join in and create your own radio show. Already we have people working on 1-2-hour radio sets that are pre-recorded and then go live on our own radio station – Poly Radio. We would like to offer more people the chance and can provide you with the equipment, the space and teach you the basics in editing to get you going on your own radio show or podcast. We are looking for small groups to work with on the first cohort so if this is you, you are interested in a weekly slot on the radio, any age, any taste in music, then message us and lets make your ideas into reality. If you cant get in the first cohort then we will be looking to run more next month.
This is a free service due to the support we have received through The National Lottery Community Fund that has enabled us to add extra services to our free musical instrument library.
This is part of our bigger ideas and widening the ways we support the community. This is on the high street and without barriers to inclusion. Music, arts and cultural activity are important to us to help build back stronger communities after the last two years and with the problems many face from what Covid brought with it. Alongside the Radio Station we offer weekly guitar lessons, free hire of a large range of musical instruments and the chance to join in with any of our weekly jam sessions we run in the shop and in collaboration with Bodmaxx in Bodmin.
Over the next few weeks we will be filling the radio timeslots with your music, podcasts and interviews that you can listen online to here - https://s8.citrus3.com:2020/public/polyradio
The last few weeks a lot has been going on behind the scenes and its all quite exciting.
The recording studio is finished off and ready for use so if you are interested in recording, podcasts, radio or just learning about studio work, pop in the shop and take a tour to find out more. This has only been made possible due to the support from The National Lottery Community Awards.
It seems that this year has involved a lot of meeting and conversations around the things team Polyrhythm have identified from feedback from our library members, participants and community. It would be great for Bodmin and would involve collaboration with a few other orgs in the town if only one or two of the ideas we have set in motion get going. We will really push for these things to happen because we think that its about time some good things happened in our town that are all inclusive and accessible to all.
Our free lessons are proving to be quite popular now and due to numbers we will splitting the sessions. Guitar lessons will continue on the Mondays and may see two lessons that evening if numbers keep growing as they are. The keyboard lessons will be finding another evening lesson slot and we will announce this later over the next week. Bass and Drum lessons are being developed and we are in real hope they will start very soon.
Although its been a grey, dull winter, although generally January is a hard month to get through, we found a lot of fun through our Saturday Jam sessions in the shop. The cross generations playing and learning from each other, the support from instrument donations to help it along and the increase in library membership has shown that this is something organic and well received so come along just after 12 on a saturday and join in, any age, any instrument and any ability.
The Friday night jam sessions start again this week and tonight is youth based fortnightly, mixed aged on opposite weeks and aimed at getting more young people access to the experience of playing together, supporting each other and learning new music. Its what they have told us they want to do so lets do it!
Over all, Polyrhythm starts the year with a real positive attitude. More meetings next week involving collaboration in other rural areas, a wider network and finding ways we can share the things we do and are good at. Polyrhythm really is providing a great service to the community and if you want to find out more, be involved or simply borrow a violin, guitar or drum set, pop in the shop and see what we got to offer.