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Creative Ageing event celebrated well-being

Beat It held a lively and entertaining open workshop last Wednesday at the Courtyard Centre for the Arts in Hereford. Part of the Remember Me event this day celebrated living well with dementia and offered information sessions as well as drawing, exhibitions, singing, dance and of course our community drumming taster session. The video below […]

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Community drumming: shake, rattle and roll!

After an unpleasant break through illness, Beat It is now back on the road and taking on new projects as well as working on existing ones and looking to the future as the Big Lottery funded People’s Project grant is now in its last phase. We are pleased to be involved in a new project […]

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September already….

I have been busy over August, with a couple of short breaks in North Wales, otherwise business as usual. September will be interesting with meetings planned to begin the process of bidding for a Reaching Communities grant. Meanwhile sessions continue with Drumming Together in Leominster and Droitwich, with the Courtyard resuming after their break on September […]

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Dementia Friends

I am now a Dementia Friends Champion. This means I can run Dementia Friends awareness-raising sessions for the public. https://www.dementiafriends.org.uk The training session at Theatre Hafren in Newtown, Powys with Alzheimers Society covered many aspects of how to help people live well with dementia and I look forward to providing Dementia Friends sessions in my […]

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The People’s Projects And More

On July 10th I travelled  to the impressive Brangwyn Hall in Swansea for the PRIME Cymru Business Awards. Although Beat It did not win the Growth Business category it was a privilege to be a finalist and HRH was genuinely interested in my work. Drumming Together, funded by The People’s Projects, is well established in […]

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Business Growth

It is a little alarming to realise that we are a quarter of the way through the People’s Project timespan. I am satisfied with the preparation and launching of the Drumming Together programme at the three venues and feel that a lot has been achieved in a very short space of time. An unexpected spin-off […]

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Milestones

Another milestone day today with the first Drumming Together session in Hereford delivered. The Courtyard Centre for the Arts is a lovely venue, spacious and busy with things to see everywhere and lots of events going on for people of all ages. Drumming Together is being delivered in partnership with the Courtyard’s Creative Ageing programme: […]

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Drumming Together Hereford

May has been busy! Our new People’s Project funded programme, Drumming Together, started in two of our three venues, with the third one poised to take off next week in conjunction with Remember Me. The second session at Leominster Meeting Centre took place on Tuesday 24th with a well attended and relaxed but lively session. […]

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Drumming Together Begins

  A milestone day – on May 10th we held our first Drumming Together session at Leominster Meeting Centre, Herefordshire. This was closely followed by the first session at Droitwich Spa on Friday 13th. It feels like a real achievement to be out there delivering a brand new project as a result of winning the […]

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