Polyrhythm has received funding from the 'Lottery community fund' for an exciting project entitled 'More than a library'.
The funding enables the expansion of the library to better serve our community. We will start delivering the project in January 2022, with small group instrument lessons for beginners and intermediate players.
We are using part of the funding to create a small studio upstairs where we can record service users and offer production lessons too.
We have created a board to enable our youth participants to help shape the vision of Polyrhythms future. They have been instrumental in making decisions about this project and future projects, and have been heavily involved in planning and preparing for our new workshops.
We took part in the Christmas light switch on in Bodmin, which was a delightful evening, despite the weather. The shop hosted local performers just outside and provided electricity and equipment for them and other businesses on the high street to put on music for the event. Some of our members performed outside, and inside became a haven for local youths to chill out, chat and munch on our Christmas party food. It was so lovely to see local children joining in with the music with percussion instruments we provided too.
As usual our youth were central to preparing for this event with their creativity and enthusiasm. They constructed a Christmas tree out of a drum stack dressed with lights and baubles, a Hawaiian themed Christmas palm tree and covered the shop in festive decor to create a cheery seasonal space for all our visitors to enjoy.
We will be working on our studio space over the Christmas holidays to ready it for use in January. Our youth are keen to develop the space to be used for recording radio shows, so we are helping them research all equipment and software needed, licencing etc to make this a reality....watch this space next year. Until then wishing you all a great festive season.