NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A recent $100,000 donation by the family of the late Sir Sean Connery is following his wishes and keeping the James Bond star and longtime Bahamas resident’s passion for the performing arts alive.
The Connery family’s generous contribution will go toward a recording studio in Lend a Hand Bahamas’ soon-to-come second community center. It will serve as a place for members of the Over-the-Hill and Downtown neighborhoods to record music, make broadcasts, play and record instruments, tape spoken word and much more.
Lucas Metropulos, a Lend a Hand Bahamas board member, said: “While we are still working on further details, what is confirmed is that the recording studio will have programmes built around the use of the state-of-the-art space and skill-up individuals to actually manage the recordings and use of equipment.”
Speaking on behalf of the Connery family, Stephane Connery said: “Our hope is that the recording studio will inspire kids to explore storytelling and their musical passions while refining and furthering these gifts. There are so many talented Bahamians with marvelous voices and musical gifts.”
Connery added: “The existing Lend a Hand Bahamas community center is a lovely concept but is limited due to space. We hope the new center will be a much bigger building and will therefore make a huge difference by providing many more opportunities.
“Lend a Hand Bahamas is so impressive in what they aspire to provide. The volunteers put in so much time and effort, and I deeply hope that we can make a difference by providing this facility.”
Earlier this year, Lend a Hand Bahamas also received funds to build a reading room and a STEM-focused space in the community center coming soon. Just as these rooms will directly support Lend a Hand’s after-school and weekend programmes, the recording studio — to be named after the Connery family — will introduce, foster and advance musical and other performative talents.
I have a performing arts program teaching drumming ,dance and piano and theater will be next. I will I be able to receive assistance from this donation? The name of my school is The Clef School for the Performing Arts “