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Ed Sheeran Makes Surprise Visit To Create Music Project At Brighton School

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Pop superstar Ed Sheeran surprised pupils at Fairlight Primary School in Brighton on Friday 10 May with an impromptu visit.

The surprise appearance was organised by music charity Create Music, part of Brighton Festival and Brighton Dome.

During his visit, Ed sat in on some music lessons, took part in Q&A sessions and performed a mini-gig for the pupils and their teachers. He made sure to include a ‘Perfect Symphony’ of some of his biggest hits like Shape of You, Perfect and Bad Habits, which his awestruck audience loved singing along to.

Before he left, Ed also donated a set of guitars to the school and Create Music, which will be used to support other young people on their musical journey.

Peter Chivers, Director of Create Music, said:  

“It was just brilliant to have Ed Sheeran visit the Create Music project at Fairlight School and see first-hand how music education is supporting the development of children and young people in Brighton & Hove and East Sussex. Ed shares our belief that lives can be transformed by the power of music and we are so grateful for his support and for the generous donation of instruments to help other budding musicians on their way.”

Create Music is part of Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival and is the Hub Lead Organisation (HLO) for the Music Hub in Brighton & Hove and East Sussex. It is committed to using a diverse range of music genres and activities to support a future where children and young peoples’ lives are forever transformed by the power of music, the value of belonging and opportunities without barriers.