A BELPER music project is celebrating its tenth year with a string of showcase concerts throughout the county.
The Turn it Up project is Fleet Arts’ flagship music scheme and has worked with thousands of young people, inspiring many new and developing musicians to join Derbyshire’s vibrant music scene.
Music co-ordinator Julian Butt said: “It is incredible that what started out as a three-year local project has run for so long.
“Credit must go to all of the young people involved, their enthusiasm and willingness to organise and instigate activities have been key factors in the projects success. We have supported musicians playing at both local and national venues and even taken bands to Italy and Poland. It has been a memorable ten years and we look forward to many more to come.”
The Turn it Up tour is visiting venues across the county and will showcase everything from rock to folk, and hip-hop to acoustic music.
An event for up and coming bands will be held at the Strutts Centre on Saturday, April 14, featuring Belper favourites These Mortal Cities, Time is Up and Chase the Rain. Many other bands will also be performing for the first time, including the Dismissive Attack and It Lies in Truth. It will be is hosted in partnership by PLAY Live (DCAS) and Fleet Arts and is the culmination of workshops at Sound Hub studio by the two organisations. The gigs are open to all ages. Tickets are £3 and are available on the door from 7pm. On April 14, The Strutts Centre, on Derby Road, will also host Fires and Fireplaces, Joe Brown, Chase the Rain and many more from 7pm to 10pm.
On April 26, Springwell Community School, Staveley, will host These Mortal Cities, Orange Clockwork and bands from Scart Band Scene from 7pm to 10pm. Tickets are £3. On April 28, Donut CreatIve Arts Studio, Chesterfield, hosts State of Mind, The Struts, These Mortal Cities from 7pm to 10pm. Tickets are £2
On April 29, Fleet Arts, Belper, will host The Mills and Chimneys folk collective from 7pm to 10pm. Tickets are £6. For further information visit www.fleet-arts.org