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Africa Days in Exeter and Plymouth


We are delighted to be bringing two fun-filled days of African drum and dance workshops to the wider communities of Exeter and Plymouth, enabled through funding from the Big Lottery.


There will be African dance and drumming workshops throughout the days, as well as singing, kids craft activities and stalls.


“We want to bring people together from all walks of life to celebrate our diversity in a joyful way.  Whether you are a complete beginner or want to brush up your rhythms and dance moves, everyone is welcome.”


Along with Denise Rowe and Allan Kerr leading the dance and drum workshops, we are very fortunate to have the craftsman and musician Kennedy Chinyere from Zimbabwe, who will be running kids craft activities, and our lovely team of support musicians and volunteers.


EXETER: Saturday 4th March, 10am ~ 5pm

St Matthews Church hall, Lower Summerlands, Exeter EX1 2LJ


PLYMOUTH: Sunday 19th March, 11am ~ 5pm

Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, Plymouth, PL1 2NJ


The ‘Africa Days’ will lead on to a five week evening course’s in May for those who want to take things further.  Please get in touch to book your place.


“In Africa, music and dance holds the community together and connects people.  It’s where the heart of community life is.  Participation is the key, so do come and be part of it!”


Entry to the day event and evening classes is free, but we will also be collecting donations to help support our community projects in Zimbabwe and The Gambia.


As part of this project to bring drum and dance to diverse groups, we will also be working with ‘Sense’ deaf and blind organization who are based at Providence Court in Exeter, and  ‘Woodlands Special School’ in Whitleigh, Plymouth.


Please contact us for more information


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