THIS weekend he’ll be performing at the Glastonbury Festival but ahead of that high-profile appearance cellist Will Calderbank took time out to work with young musicians in Bexhill.
On Sunday (June 30) the band Mumford and Sons will close the world famous music festival and will feature Brighton-based Will.
Last Friday (June 21) he shared some of his skills with the budding young musicians at DV8, which offers for creative training (including music, media, fashion and film) for 16 to 18-year-olds at St John’s Church, Victoria Hall in Victoria Road.
Jo Israel, the deputy centre manager, created a buzz among the students the day before Will’s visit by posting on Facebook that a Glastonbury headliner would be visiting the centre.
Will’s visit didn’t disappoint and after seeing some footage him in action at a past Glastonbury, with acclaimed singer songwriter Laura Marling, the students were excited to quiz Will about his craft and hear him play.
Jo said: “It was really nice to have a live classical instrumental for them to see and hear.
“Will is a fantastic musician and has been playing for more than 20 years.
“He worked with the students on their own work, and gave them textures to work with. It was great for them to have someone to collaborate with.”
Students at DV8 are currently preparing for their end of year show which takes place on Thursday, July 11, from 7.30 - 10pm.