Afrikaya Sponsored Walk 14 May 2017

How Far Will You Go to Make a Difference?

A 10k walk through the beautiful Pewsey Vale.

Do your bit and get fit!

Sunday 14th May 2017
10.00 check in ready for 10.30 start

A sponsored ‘walktoschoolathon’ for Afrikaya. This 12K walk through the beautiful Pewsey Vale replicates the distance that children in New Yundum, The Gambia [some as young as 3 years old] were walking to school each day, including crossing a busy 4 lane highway – the main Banjul to Brikama highway. The walk is in its fourth year – by popular demand.

Start and finish: Golden Swan, Wilcot, Nr Pewsey, Wiltshire, SN9 5NN

There is no registration fee. However, you are expected to raise sponsorship or make a personal donation in lieu of sponsorship. Suggested amount £10.00 [under 17s £5.00].

For more information, please go to Information Document for Walk

For entry details and sponsorship forms, please email.

Donate via BTMyDonate; then send your donation reference number to us by email. This way we receive an extra 25% donation Gift Aid if you are a UK tax payer.

You can also create your own fundraising page – that way you dont have to chase people for sponsorship after the event!

Alternatively, download an Afrikaya Sponsorship_Form 2017

You don’t have to take part to donate. Donate via our event page.

 

 

Autumn Craft Bazaar 21 October 2017

21 October 2017

Alton Barnes, Wiltshire,  for your early Christmas shopping.

11am – 4pm
Coronation Hall, Alton Barnes, Wiltshire, SN8 4LB

What makes the Afrikaya Bazaar different?

  • Afrikaya has many loyal supporters thereby not just relying on local people. This increases the footfall.
  • Live music and refreshments throughout the day.
  • Warm Gambian lunch available at very reasonable cost.
  • Unusual gifts to make your gift buying fun – made by local craftspeople or sourced from craftspeople in The Gambia.
  • Drum circle at the end.

If you are an artist or crafter and would like to book a stall for this event, please email afrikayathecharity@gmail.com for details.

If you would like to donate, go to BTMyDonate.

 

Afrikaya Drum Circles every fortnight

Afrikaya drum circles take place roughly once every 2 weeks:

Dates on flyer at bottom of page

Saturdays 2 pm to 4 pm

Coronation Hall, Alton Barnes, Wiltshire, SN8 4LB

All proceeds from our community drum circles go direct to support the work of Afrikaya in The Gambia.

Everyone is welcome, whatever their age or ability. No booking required. However, if you are coming along with a larger group – please let us know beforehand so that we can make sure we have enough drums.

If you are not a member of Wiltshire Drum Circles on Facebook or do not receive our regular drum circle emails, please email to check if the circle is still on.

Afrikaya Drum Circles involve hand drums [mostly djembes from Africa], other percussive instruments from around the world, and also any other instruments that complement the free-form rhythm produced by the circle.

To see a recent video of mostly novice drummers, go to Afrikaya Drum Circle Video

Dancers are more than welcome. Drumming and dancing are very much linked as part of the West African culture. As well as facilitating rhythm, West African djembe rhythms and specific dances are practiced in harmony to tell a story from an African tradition.

Afrikaya drum circles are a combination of community circles, facilitated circles, and teaching of West African rhythms.

Let’s make this the best year EVER for drumming and for Afrikaya.

If you want more information about our drum circles, please go to Afrikaya Drum Circles2