Following in the footsteps of the Nubian Nightjar, a small nocturnal bird characterized by its drumming song, percussionist Rick Wilson and vocalist Kate Allan will open your minds and ears to wonderful ways of drawing on your innate musicality via a series of combined vocal and rhythmic explorations. This workshop promises to be not just educational but most importantly a great deal of fun!
Throughout the year, Kate Allan and Rick Wilson have been running independently from each other regular monthly vocal, drumming and rhythm workshops at The Hermon. In this 3-hour workshop both musicians will now join forces for the first time to share their practical skills and liberating approach to music with participants of all levels of experience. In a playful yet focused manner the group will work together on creating songs, ‘wordful’ and wordless, explore rhythms and develop awareness of moods through experimenting with drums, bells, shakers, vocal chords and any contraption that teases the imagination.
No prior experience is required, just come and join us in the beautiful and acoustically alive space of the Hermon Chapel, bring along drums and percussion instruments to add to our collection for the day and most importantly your enthusiasm, curiosity and an open mind!
There will be a break, during which our in-house bar will be open for you to purchase drinks and home-made cake to keep you going thoughout the ‘Tour de Rhythm’!
If you can, please register your participation before the day, so we get a realistic idea about expected attendance! Thanks.
Entry to this Plant Hunters’ Fair at Alderford Lake is completely free and offers the opportunity to pop along and visit many specialist nurseries at no charge to get your gardening season off to a great start. The plant fair has a brilliant line up of nurseries with a great range of perennials, shrubs, trees, rare species and old heritage varieties. Simply something for every plant lover. The nursery folk will be more than happy to give you the benefit of their experience in how to plant and care for the plants you buy so you can get the best from them. You can choose to take the lakeside walks (50p charge). Full details of nurseries attending at www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk Delicious breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea available. The Plant Fair runs from 10am-4pm on Sunday 8th March