Concert to raise funds

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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: givealit­ the­back­room­pro­ject#.

Coro­man­del Penin­sula band Crim­son Coast.

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