Proposed music centre to inspire next generation of musicians, performers and creatives

A local community group, Wells CMC, hopes to nurture creative talent and offer young people a space to rehearse and perform through the proposed Wells Contemporary Music Centre.

The music centre, which could be based in the Portway Annexe, hopes to open its doors to established musicians for workshops and to use rehearsal spaces, as well as offering a weekend music school for children and young people and short courses on stage performance, video production and music creation software.

Nigel Fraser, of the Wells CMC, said: “Since featuring in the Wells Voice, there have been some exciting developments, and we have received interest in both a contemporary music studio, rehearsal and venue space, and a music school. 

“It would be great to see the wonderful Portway Annexe providing a community hub where people from all generations and walks of life can share and develop their enjoyment of music, whilst also providing educational opportunities”.

“If you would like to see this happen, please consider highlighting the need for a community-based music centre in the forthcoming Wells City Council Portway Annexe public consultation. Keep an eye on the Wells City Council website for information on that”.

“Please visit our website and contact us if you’d like to find out more about the project. Thank you to all those who have expressed interest in the music centre.”

More information about the proposal can be found at