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Beat It shortlisted for Growth Business Award

News Release 3rd July 2017 BEAT IT PERCUSSION CIC: PRIME Cymru Growth Business Award Hay on Wye based social enterprise Beat It Percussion CIC is delighted to have been shortlisted for PRIME Cymru’s Growth Business Award. Beat It runs Dementia-friendly sessions for older adults at community settings including Brecon’s Theatr Brycheiniog. Other local projects are […]

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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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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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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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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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Beat It returns to Oxford and Sandwell

Our 3 week project working with Young Dementia UK at Pitt Rivers Museum, http://University of Oxford was a great success with a performance by the group in the museum’s Clore Balcony on the last day. Every person chose to take part and play a small solo over a gentle group heartbeat. It was both moving and energising, and […]

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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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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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