Concert to raise funds
Three local bands will be playing a benefit concert on September 2.
The bands, Crimson Coast, Simon Donald and Dirty Firth, will be entertaining.
The concert is the first in a series of events to raise $10,000 toward the completion of a performance space called the Back Room Project at the back of the Lotus Realm Music shop in the old Battsons building in Grahamstown, Thames.
The space is proposed for aspiring and established musicians, students, creatives, young people of all ages to collaborate, share and develop their work in a safe and supportive environment.
Lotus Realm manager Satyananda said the space would be an important hub where aspiring and established musicians and others in the community could meet to share their talent with each other and the community.
‘‘We envisage it being used for not only informal gatherings but smaller intimate concerts, other creative events such as poetry, art exhibitions and CD launchs for example,’’ he said.
‘‘The space will also be set up to video and record local and visiting musicians with the idea that we can upload to a locally run web page to give them wider exposure.’’
There will also be raffles and spot prizes for goods and services generously donated by many of the Grahamstown businesses.
Tickets are $10 each from Lotus Realm, 07 868 5341. To donate: givealittle.co.nz/cause/ thebackroomproject#.
Coromandel Peninsula band Crimson Coast.