Gill Pierce, Sub Pressure Studios (©2015 Stuart Coleman)

Gill Pierce, Sub Pressure Studios (Photo:©2015 Stuart Coleman)

To add to Saddleworth School’s enrichment programme on Wednesday afternoons in term time, businesses at Warth Mill, Diggle are offering new opportunities to pupils in the Performing and Creative arts.

SUB PRESSURE STUDIOS, which are band rehearsal studios, are offering courses in drums, percussion, guitar, keyboard, voice, dance and a disc jockey master class. In small or larger groups depending on the activity, pupils will be taught by professional musicians who perform in bands, stage shows and music production. Their wide experience in the music industry together with their professional abilities will help pupils to pursue their personal interests and aspirations and show them how to achieve their creative potential.

The courses are organised by Gill Pearce and her son Chris and they are both thrilled to offer this opportunity and think that working directly with musicians will be inspirational and support pupils’ personal interests and curriculum needs. Chris with a musical background and now a sound engineer added “I have always wanted to support the huge amount of young musical talent in Saddleworth. This is an opportunity for young people to experience a professional environment”

WOOLYKNIT SHOP, who have previously organised teaching events for local schools, are able to offer courses that experiment with wool fibres. Taught by experienced designers and craftspeople small groups of pupils will be able to create their own ideas in felt making, crochet and knitting, to support pupils’ personal interests and curriculum needs. Kath Bingley the course organiser is looking forward to this new opportunity. She said, ”We are pleased to offer creative workshops to pass on traditional crafts that may have skipped a generation. I hope young people will come along and enjoy learning the basics of felting, knitting & crochet.”

Sue Palfrey the youth development officer for Saddleworth & Lees gave the project her full backing. She said, “I am

Woolyknit, Diggle (Photo:©2015 Stuart Coleman)

Woolyknit, Diggle (Photo:©2015 Stuart Coleman)

really excited that young people will have the opportunity to use Sub Pressure Studios and Woolyknit to explore their musical and creative talents. It’s a great opportunity for the young people in Saddleworth to expand their talents”.

To find out more about all these courses two FREE TASTER DAYS have been organised during the summer holidays: Wednesday 29th July and Wednesday 19th August, 1.30pm – 3pm at the premises in Warth Mill, Diggle.

To book a place and for further information about Drums, Percussion, Guitar, Keyboard, Voice, Dance and a DJ Master class contact: Gill Pearce for Sub Pressure Studios on 07977306171

To book a place and for more information about Felting, Crochet and Knitting contact: Woolyknit on 01457 877984.

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