E5 Roots – Food Growing Festival – March 2014
A true example of ‘Music in the Community’! We settled in a children’s playground, made some music and played some musical games with the children and the adults joining us from the neighborhood while other activities were going on at the same time.
Black History Month 2013
Another full, sweaty day at Ermine Road Day Center’s gym with lots of participants gathered from different day centers and a perfect opportunity to meet old friends, both service users and staff. Our drums were outnumbered by the number of participants so we had to circulate them!
Grassy Meadow Day Centre – Christmas Party
This event was to celebrate the second phase of our project with Hillingdon Council. Sarah Durner from Specialist Health Promotion Team opened the event with a power point presentation about what has been done so far and also what will be our future plans. After that we demonstrated a selection of our activities e.g. call/response, solo in-turn, leading in-turn to the audience who were service users carer and families along with service managers and staff from the council. It was a perfect chance to show case our improvements with service users and trainee staff.
Barnet Refugee Service – Christmas Party
A wonderful occasion to join BRS Christmas party and drum with children and their parents. We did some of our musical games as well as djamming together for about an hour. Great fun!
World Mental Health Day 2012
In the morning we gave a workshop performance at Bernie Grant Art Center in Haringey. This was in a collaboration with Haringey Council and other health oriented organisations in Haringey including Mind . In the afternoon we performed at St. Alphage Church Hall in Burnt Oak, Barnet. This was a collaboration with Barnet Council and Mind in Barnet.
Black History Month 2012
We gave a workshop performance at Down hill park, Haringey. This was in collaboration with HAIL, which is an organisation helping people with learning disabilities to live independent lives.
Azerbaijan Earthquake Relief – Sep 2012
We performed at SOAS University and were part of a programme to help raise money in aid of those affected by the recent earthquake in Azerbaijan, Iran. There was also a chance for our team to meet and be inspired by ‘Drumzkool’ from Colchester.
Green Pepper open day – July 2012
We performed at Green Pepper Garden Center in Wolves Lane, Haringey; where we handed out Certificate of Competence to five of our Trainee Service Users for their last year’s regular attendance and improvement!
E5 Roots – Food Growing Festival – June 2012
We performed at the Food Growing Festival organised by E5 Roots which is a community project in Hackney. There were a lot of surprises from local people who joined our circle which made our experience unique and very joyful.