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Star performance spaces as King's Lynn college unveils new studios

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Budding musicians in West Norfolk are being given the chance to hone their act in a new recording complex which has opened on Lynn’s college campus.

The 3R facilities at the College of West Anglia site on Tennyson Avenue is spearheading a new drive to promote local musical talent.

The initiative includes the establishment of a new recording and technology programme this autumn and the chance for the public to win a free session.

The centre, which has been named 3R in recognition of the college’s three campuses and their rivers – the Great Ouse the Nene and the Cam – offers two studios and control rooms, with mixing desks, recording equipment, guitar amps, keyboards and drum kits, as well as two separate rehearsal spaces.

College leaders, who unveiled the facilities this week, will be offering a part-time course in sound, sound recording and music technology from this September.

And the public will be able to hire out the facilities, as well as taking part in a social media competition to offer a free session in the studios.

Hilary Sowden, head of the college’s creative arts faculty, said: “We are really keen to raise the profile of music locally.

“The facilities here are fantastic, so it makes sense to let the public enjoy them as much as our students do.

“The new course will teach the skills that people need to be able to publish their own material.”

To be in with a chance of winning a recording session, search for ‘College of West Anglia’ on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and like or comment on their 3R Recording Studios post.

Sessions can also be booked by phoning 01553 815598 or visiting www.cwa.ac.uk/3rstudios.

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