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Local press: Drumming Together in Brecon

Drumming out dementia Thursday, 6 July 2017 By Brecon and Radnor Reporter in Community News Theatr Brycheiniog CEO Martyn Green takes part in a pilot Drumming Together session aimed at helping people with dementia. THE first Welsh Dementia Friendly percussion group is starting at Theatr Brycheiniog in Brecon at the end of the summer. Lynn […]

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Drumming Together crosses the border

A new course of Drumming Together sessions begins tomorrow at Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon in Powys, Wales. Our team of newly recruited volunteers will be helping me to deliver the session held in the Drama Studio at the Theatr. This is the first time we have taken the project across the border into Wales so it […]

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Happy Birthday Drumming Together

Drumming Together, our one year project funded by The Big Lottery’s People’s Project is now one year old. Having provided over 60 sessions across Herefordshire and Worcestershire the programme is now well-established and ready to be delivered in new places. We are delighted that the Courtyard in Hereford and Leominster Meeting Centre will be commissioning […]

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Busking Together celebration in Leominster

To celebrate one year of Drumming Together in Leominster we took to the streets and played some rhythms. the sun was shining and lots of people stopped to find out what was going on. We were told you could hear the drums right across town – and they sounded good Impressive considering it was improvised […]

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Drumming Together ventures into Wales

Beat It has been successful once again with a Big Lottery Fund grant, this time an Awards For All Wales which is enabling us to take Drumming Together to Theatr Brycheiniog in Brecon, Powys. We were pleased to be chosen as the featured project in the Big Lottery’s January newsletter, see below: “A music project for Dementia groups […]

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Get ready for more community drumming in 2017

Thank yous are due. To our members, volunteers, visitors, support staff and all those people behind the scenes that help members to attend and look after the venues that host us. To the many groups and Homes where our community drumming projects have taken place over the last year. Thanks also to the Big Lottery […]

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Community Drumming Festivals and more

With both sons entering or re-entering University life I have  ample time to reflect on the last six months and  plan the next stage in the life of Beat It. I may drop off the radar for a few days and do some thinking by the sea somewhere! I am currently working on a Reaching Communities […]

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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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