Lancaster teen’s ‘access all areas’ taste of music industry

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A teenager from Lancaster got an “access all areas” taste of the music industry thanks to an exciting project designed to prepare young people for a career in the live music sector.

Skye Lumb, 15, took part in the Get it Loud in Libraries (GILIL) Academy Gig Camp at a show from rap artist Enny at Lancaster library, which saw her involved in a variety of aspects of putting on and promoting live music including marketing, digital media, photography and floor management.

The GILIL Academy offers young people a wide range of workshops and activities linked to the programme of gigs from exciting contemporary artists it puts on at libraries across the UK.

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Skye was put forward for the project by Suzee Tylee, a youth worker at CancerCare’s Re-Fresh Young People’s Support Group of which Skye is a member, and she is hoping to use the experience as a springboard for her dream job working in music or musical theatre.

Enny and Skye Lumb.Enny and Skye Lumb.
Enny and Skye Lumb.

Skye said: “It was a real adventure and though I was a bit nervous beforehand it was such a super busy day that I didn’t have a moment to think or be nervous anymore. My highlights were seeing the photos I had taken and interviewing Enny who told me to follow my dreams and even gave me some singing advice.”

Re-Fresh is a weekly youth group that provides support, advice and fun activities for young people affected by cancer or bereavement.

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