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.

Suitable for beginners to intermediate. 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 2019 the best year EVER for drumming and for Afrikaya.

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

 

Afrikaya Shamanic Drum Circle 14th September 2019

Date: 14 September 2019

1.30pm – 4.30pm

Wedhampton, near Devizes, Wiltshire

By popular demand – experienced practitioner, Geoff Miles, will be offering trance drumming, journeying and fun Native American rhythms . This workshop is only offered one or two times a year.

Saturday 28th September 2019 in the beautiful Vale of Pewsey, indoors around a fire if it is chilly.

Bring, hire or buy a frame drum from us. Please let us know if you will need to hire a frame drum [£1 to hire] or wish to buy one so we can make sure we have enough.

The venue is small so number of participants is restricted. Latecomers will not be admitted, so please settle in plenty of time for the start.

Book in advance only. Pay £12 by cheque, bank transfer [ask for details] or via Virgin Money Giving, then email afrikayathecharity@gmail.com

Venue address will be sent once you have secured your booking as it is a private residence.

Older children welcome if they are able to participate without disruption for 2 hours.

All proceeds to the charity Afrikaya www.afrikaya.co.uk

 

Autumn Craft Bazaar 19 October 2019

Building on the huge success of the last 8 years………………………

ONLY 5 TABLES LEFT! CRAFTERS, GET YOUR APPLICATION IN ASAP!

19 October 2019

Alton Barnes, Wiltshire,  for your early Christmas shopping.

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

Click on link address or on photo of hall for map.

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 4 p.m..

Our tables are in great demand, if you want one, please book early email:  afrikayathecharity@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

Afrikaya Sponsored Walk 19 May 2019

How Far Will You Go to Make a Difference?

A 12k walk through the beautiful Pewsey Vale.

Less arduous and shorter walk available. Please ask at least a couple of days in advance so we have driver available.

Sunday 19 May 2019!

Afrikaya’s 5th sponsored walk!

10.00 check in ready for 10.30 start

A sponsored ‘walktoschoolathon’ for Afrikaya. This 12K walk through the beautiful Pewsey Vale is almost 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 fifth year – by popular demand.

Start and finish: Wilcot Village Hall,  Wilcot, Nr Pewsey, Wiltshire, SN9 5NN

Although there is no registration fee, you are expected to raise sponsorship or make a personal donation in lieu of sponsorship. Suggested amount:

£10.00

under 17s £5.00; under 12s £2.00

Wilcot Village Hall will be open all day. Once the walkers have set off, we will be serving tea/coffee and cake to anyone who wants to call in. Lunch will be available from 12.30. Menu: soup and crusty bread; ploughman’s.

Call in and find out more about Afrikaya.

For more information, please go to Sponsored Walk Information 2019

For entry details and sponsorship forms, please email.

Alternatively, download our Sponsorship_Form 2019

Donate via Virgin Money Giving; 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!  PLEASE ASK FOR DETAILS!

You don’t have to take part to donate. Donate via Virgin Money Giving on our event page.

Here are a couple of photos taken part way through the walk!