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17th Oct 2017 - National Star College

Harrow Lane - Hereford

Beat It returns to National Star College in Hereford

17th Oct 2017 - A Gentle Beat

The Mountains Care Home, Libanus - br

Second in a series of 12 sessions where we will be working with people with severe dementia and high support needs and finding out how they respond to sensory instruments.

16th Oct 2017 - West Midlands Autism

Oakfield House - Selly Park, Birmingham

Lynn from Beat It is again teaming up with dance and movement instructor Thomas O'Flaherty to bring a festive day of drumming and dance, this time with a Jamaica theme.

13th Oct 2017 - Drumming Together taster event

Jubilee Park Community Centre - Tipton, Sandwell

Free drop-in taster session, everyone welcome. 

Come and meet us, play on some drums and find out about our brand new project coming to Sandwell. This taster session celebrates Social Saturday, a nationwide day of events and activities to celebrate the nation’s booming social enterprise sector.
Drumming Together workshops are multi-sensory music sessions for older people. They are dementia-friendly and promote well-being. In our workshop participants:
• Try something new in a supportive environment
• Make friends and share laughter
• Play on real instruments (no musical knowledge needed)
• Use drums to ‘talk’ in new ways

After building up our venture in Herefordshire and mid-Wales we are excited to be expanding into Sandwell. Details of our new Drumming Together programme starting in November are soon to be released. Come along and find out more on October 13th.

About social enterprise. Social enterprises are businesses that trade to deliver on a social or environmental mission. That might be providing training and skills to people who want to get into work, creating quality products from items that may otherwise have gone to waste, supporting development projects abroad or running community owned energy projects in the UK
There are nearly 80,000 social enterprises in the UK, employing over a million people and contributing more than £24 billion to the UK economy.

Together they are changing people’s lives in a positive way and transforming local communities. We are proud to be a part of Social Saturday and encourage your members to come along to our event, and to find out more about the work we do. Social Saturday is promoted by Social Enterprise UK.

11th Oct 2017 - Aspire Community Hub

Canal Road - Hereford

Another morning of music-making at Aspire in Hereford.

11th Oct 2017 - dementia friendly Drumming Toget

The Courtyard Centre for the Arts - Hereford

Another afternoon of dementia-friendly music making at the Courtyard.

10th Oct 2017 - National Star College

Harrow Lane - Hereford

Beat It returns to National Star College for more exploration of sounds and rhythm.

10th Oct 2017 - A Gentle Beat

The Mountains Care Home, Libanus - Brecon, Powys

Beat It begins a new 12 week pilot project working with residents who have complex support needs. This project, A Gentle Beat, will work in a therapeutic way using sensory intsruments and will be evaluated by the University of Gloucestershire.

9th Oct 2017 - dementia friendly Drumming Toget

Theatr Brycheiniog - Brecon, Powys

Beat It's regular dementia-friendly Monday morning music-making group.

3rd Oct 2017 - West Eaton House

Leominster - Herefordshire

Beat It returns to West Eaton and we will be joined by the children of Ivington Primary School for a morning of music-making.

2nd Oct 2017 - dementia friendly Drumming Toget

Theatr Brycheiniog - Brecon, Powys

Beat It's regular Monday morning community drumming group in Brecon.

27th Sep 2017 - Aspire Community Hub

Canal Road - Hereford

Lynn returns to Aspire for more rhythm based games and sensory experiences. 

27th Sep 2017 - dementia friendly Drumming Toget

The Courtyard Centre for the Arts - Edgar Street, Hereford

Latest session of Drumming Together at the Courtyard as part of the Creative Ageing programme.

26th Sep 2017 - National Star College

Harrow Lane - Hereford

Beat It's second session at this college for young adults with complex multiple disabilities. This time we will take some dfferent instrumets including the glockenspiel which is very easy to get a great sound out of.

25th Sep 2017 - dementia friendly Drumming Toget

Theatr Brycheiniog - Brecon, Powys

Latest in the series of dementia-friendly community drumming sessions.

25th Sep 2017 - Dementia Friends Information Ses

Theatr Brycheiniog - Brecon, Powys

Lynn From Beat It changes into another role as Dementia Friends Champion and delivers an information session for the Macular Support group which meets at the Theatr.

23rd Sep 2017 - Early Music at Discoed - Handel

Upper House - Discoed, Presteigne, Powys

I am excited to have the opportunity to play timpani for the first time ever during this workshop. 

Enquiries: 07989 091949


About the event:


This year's workshop celebrates the joyous music of Handel. Led by our Musical Director, David Hatcher with Philip Thorby, both well known for their scholarly and musical insights into historical performance, we shall study Handel's settings of the Te Deum.
There are some good solos for the singers and we shall need orchestral string players, oboists, bassoonists, trumpeters, keyboard players - and a timpanist, but sadly no recorders or viols this year.

Friday's Concert 'Sonatas of Handel's London' will be given by Philip and David with Sharon LIndo (violin) and Hilary Norris (harpshichord).

For the Saturday concert we are delighted to welcome the renowned recorder ensemble Fontanella on their first visit to Discoed . Their programme 'Woods so Wild', will include William Byrd's setting of the famous ditty of that name and theirs will be an evening of music inspired by the sights and senses and sounds of nature - a veritable feast of feathery frottole and leafy madrigals!

18th Sep 2017 - Dementia Friendly Drumming Toget

Theatr Brycheiniog - Brecon, Powys

Latest in the series of Drumming Together sessions in Brecon.

14th Sep 2017 - U3A

Theatr Brycheiniog - Brecon, Powys

Beat It will deliver a short talk/taster session to U3A in Brecon, to promote our work locally.  

About the organisation:

Brecon U3A meets weekly on a Thursday, during "term time", at Theatr Brycheiniog, Canal Wharf, Brecon, LD3 7EW for a programme of lectures, talks, workshops, outings and demonstrations. Some of these are led by members and some by visiting speakers.

The morning session starts at 10.30am with coffee available from 10am in the gallery on the first floor. The travel desk and notice boards are on display in the gallery before and after the morning lecture. The afternoon sessions start at 1.15pm and 2.30pm.

Membership costs £20 per year, there is a £1 charge for attendance at any or all of the Thursday sessions.

An informal "Sandwich Club" meets in the bar upstairs, where members bring their own packed lunches and chat or even discuss the morning lecture!

"The Third Age" is the time after the first age of childhood and the second of work and family.

The University of the Third Age started in France in 1972 and in Britain in 1982. U3As are self help, self managed, lifelong learning co-operatives for older people no longer in full time work, it provides opportunities for members to share learning experiences in a wide range of interest groups, not for qualifications but for fun. There are around 600 groups in Britain. Each U3A is independent, self funding and governing, organising its own programme to suit the wishes and interests of its members. All U3As are affiliated to The Third Age Trust. Brecon U3A is one of a network covering South Wales and Severnside. It is a registered charity No. 1074288.

13th Sep 2017 - Aspire Community Hub

Canal Road - Hereford

Beat It is happy to be returning to Aspire for a series of sessions, following our popular workshops there last year. 

We look forward to meeting new friends and catching up with old ones, and sharing new ideas and games that we have developed since last time.

Everyone should have the chance to beat a drum