Contact Nigel if you wish to add to this 'Events' page. Please note that all of these classes are active right now (to the best of our knowledge). This page was last updated Autumn 2016, and will be refreshed every few months, or as I get updates.

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  • Midlands
      Drums Aloud West African Drumming in Halesowen, on the outskirts of Birmingham
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      African Drumming Class with Faith Sax in Stourbridge
      Location: Stourbridge Quaker Meeting house, Scott's Road, DY8 1UR
      Time/Day of week: Tuesday evening (7pm - 9pm)
      Contact: Phone Faith on 07526 261250 or email Faith for more details

      African Drumming Class with Faith Sax in Stourbridge
      Location: Katie Fitzgerald's, 187 Enville Street, Wollaston, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 3TB
      Time/Day of week: Wednesday evening (7pm - 9pm)
      Contact: Phone Faith on 07526 261250 or email Faith for more details

      African Drumming Class (Parent & Child) with Faith Sax in Stourbridge
      Location: Stourbridge Quaker Meeting house, Scott's Road, DY8 1UR
      Time/Day of week: Thursday evening (5pm - 6pm)
      Contact: Phone Faith on 07526 261250 or email Faith for more details

      African Drumming Class with Faith Sax in Stourbridge
      Location: Stourbridge Quaker Meeting house, Scott's Road, DY8 1UR
      Time/Day of week: Thursday evening (7pm - 9pm)
      Contact: Phone Faith on 07526 261250 or email Faith for more details

      Afro-Fusion Dancing with Keisha in Birmingham
      Location: Ladywood Community & Health Centre, St Vincent Street West, Birmingham, B16 8RP
      Time/Day of week: Thursday evening (8pm - 9pm)
      Contact: Visit the Keneish website for more details

      Djembe Workshops in Shrewsbury
      Location: Engligh Bridge Workshop, Shrewsbury, SY2 6AD
      Time/Day of week: Sunday afternoon (4pm - 5.15pm basic playing techniques and rhythms, 5.30pm - 7pm more complex rhythms - leading to performances)
      Contact: Email Ellen or Henry for more details

      West African Drum Workshops in Stoke-on-Trent
      Tuition in djembe, djuns, krin and vocals
      Location: Please request
      Time/Day of week: Wednesday evenings (7.15pm - 9.15pm)
      Contact: Phone David on 07840 941 393 for more details

      West African Drumming in Derby
      Location: Community Links, Osmaston Road, Derby
      Time/Day of week: Friday evenings (5.30pm - 7.30pm) - term ends on 26th July, but classes hope to restart in September 2013
      Contact: Phone Beth on 07837 671 988 or visit the Kaleidoscope website for more details or to sign up to their mailing list

      West African Drumming in Ashby
      Location: Willsley Campsite, Willsley Woodside, Willsley, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicstershire LE65 2UP
      Time/Day of week: Wednesday evenings (7pm - 9.30pm) - alternate weeks only, please check schedule
      Contact: Visit the Ashby Drummers website for more details

  • London
      West African/Senegalese dancing with Aissatou (Aida) Diop
      Location: Portobello Green Fitness Club, 3-5 Thorpe Close London, W10 5XL
      Date/Time: Friday evenings (7.30pm - 9pm)
      Contact: For more information, email Aida or phone on 07949 761 589 or 07789 275 926

      Djembe with Hans Sutton (Beginner to Advanced)
      Location: Finsbury Park Ark Hut, London, N4 2DF
      Date/Time: Tuesday evenings (Dundun 7pm-7.35pm, Beg./Int. 7.40-8.40pm, Int./Adv. 8.45-10pm)
      Contact: For more information, email Hans or phone him on 07736 458 440

  • Home Counties
      Djembe/dundun (all levels from beginner to advanced) with Steve Southall
      Location: Readipop Studios, 35 Milford road. Reading. RG1 8LG
      Date/Time: Wednesday evenings (7pm - 9pm)
      Contact: For more information, email Steve

      Vitae Drum Circle, High Wycombe with Justine Hart
      Location: Royal Grammar School, Amersham Hill, High Wycombe, Bucks
      Date/Time: Tuesday evenings (6.45pm - 10pm)
      Contact: For more information, go to the Hartbeats website or email Justine or phone on 07773 047 684

      Vitae Drum Circle, Wendover with Justine Hart
      Location: St Mary's Church, Church Lane, Wendover, nr Aylesbury, Bucks
      Date/Time: Wednesday evenings (6.45pm - 10pm)
      Contact: For more information, go to the Hartbeats website or email Justine or phone on 07773 047 684

      African drumming classes with Malcolm Smith (various levels)
      Location: The Clophill Centre, Clophill (between Bedford and Luton)
      Date/Time: Tuesday evenings (7pm - 10pm)
      Contact: For more information, visit the Drumming is fun website or phone on 01525 240 937

  • North & North-West
      African Drumming with Steve Rivers
      Location: The Large Hall, Old Junior School, South View Rd, Sheffield, South Yorkshire , S7 1DB
      Time/Day of week: Thursday evening (7.30pm - 9pm)
      Contact: For more information, please visit the website for this course or phone him on 0781 040 6501 or email Steve

      Drum Roots Djembe Drumming (Main Class)
      Location: Union Chapel, 2a Wellington Road, Fallowfield, Manchester M14 6EQ
      Time/Day of week: Tuesday evening (7.30pm - 9.30pm)
      Contact: For details/booking form, email Jamie or phone Jamie on 0161 408 5270
      Website: Drum Roots

      Drum Roots Djembe Drumming (Beginner/warmup class)
      Location: Union Chapel, 2a Wellington Road, Fallowfield, Manchester M14 6EQ
      Time/Day of week: Tuesday evening (6.30pm - 7.30pm)
      Contact: For details/booking form, email Jamie or phone Jamie on 0161 408 5270
      Website: Drum Roots

      Beginners Djembe with Jon Weaver - Sheffield
      Location: Airy Fairy on London Road, Sheffield
      Time/Day of week: Monday evening (7.30pm - 9.30pm)
      Contact: Jon on 07880 821 033 for more details

      Intermediate / Advanced Djembe with Jon Weaver - Sheffield
      Location: Airy Fairy on London Road, Sheffield
      Time/Day of week: Wednesday evening (7pm - 9pm)
      Contact: Jon on 07880 821 033 for more details

      Djembe/dundun with Knock on Wood (Ianto Thornber, Author of the DJEMBE GUIDE book)
      Location: Inkwell Arts, Potternewton Lane, Leeds LS7 3LW
      Tuesday evening (7pm - 8.15pm) - Beginners (all welcome)
      Tueday evening (8pm - 10pm) - 2 levels - Beginner/Intermediate
      Contact: Email Ianto or phone Ianto on 01423 780 707 or 07765 943 107 for more details

      Kontaani weekly classes/drum circle (Beginner to intermediate) - Cheshire
      Location: Langley Village Hall, Langley Road, Langley, Near Macclesfield, Cheshire. SK11 0DG
      Time/Day of week: Wednesday evening (7pm - 9pm)
      Contact: Phone Marie on 07843 816 601 or Email Marie or visit the Kontaani website
      for more details

      Play African drums with Drums Agogo - Beginners class
      Location: St John Fisher School, Hookstone Drive, Harrogate HG2 8PT
      Time/Day of week: Wednesday evenings (6:00pm to 7:00pm), during school term times.
      This class welcomes complete beginners and also drummers who have been drumming for perhaps up to a couple of years. Friendly and fun. All instruments are provided - although you are welcome to bring your own drum if you have one
      Contact: For more information, please visit the Drums Agogo website or email Alison

      Play African drums with Drums Agogo - Advancing class
      Location: St John Fisher School, Hookstone Drive, Harrogate HG2 8PT
      Time/Day of week: Wednesday evenings (7:15pm to 8:45pm), during school term times.
      This class is mainly for drummers who have had at least a couple of years experience. Feel free to ring for a chat if you'd like to join us!
      Contact: For more information, please visit the Drums Agogo website or email Alison

      Play African drums with Drums Agogo - All Levels Class
      Location: Prince Henry's Grammar School, Farnley Lane, Otley, Leeds LS21 2BB
      Time/Day of week: Monday evenings (7:00pm to 9:00pm), during school term times.
      This class welcomes drummers of all levels, whether you are a complete beginner or have been playing forever!
      Contact: For more information, please visit the Drums Agogo website or email Alison

      Djembe, kenkeni, sangban and dununba tuition with Papis Sora Cissoko
      Location: Laird Street Baptist Church, Birkenhead, Wirral CH41 8EN
      Time/Day of week: Monday evening (6pm - 8pm) - all welcome
      Contact: For more information, please email Papis or phone on 0774 506 7664

      Djembe, kenkeni, sangban and dununba tuition with Papis Sora Cissoko
      Location: Laird Street Baptist Church, Birkenhead, Wirral CH41 8EN
      Time/Day of week: Thursday evening (6pm - 8pm) - all welcome
      Contact: For more information, please email Papis or phone on 0774 506 7664

  • North-East
      Malinke Guinean Rhythms - djembe and dundun with Mark Barfoot - All Levels
      Location: Fifth Floor, Broadacre House, Market Street (East), Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 6HQ
      Time/Day of week: Thursday evening (6.30pm-9.30pm) (NO CLASSES IN AUGUST)
      Contact: For more information email Mark or phone 07900 677 547
      Website: Drummed Up

      Malinke Guinean Rhythms - djembe and dundun with Mark Barfoot - All Levels
      Location: The United Reformed Church, Waddington Street, Durham City, DH1 4BGT
      Time/Day of week: Sunday afternoon (2pm-4.30pm)
      Contact: For more information email Mark or phone 07900 677 547

      Introduction to Malinke Guinean Rhythms - djembe and dundun with Mark Barfoot
      Location: Byker Community Centre, Headlam street, Byker, Newcastle Upon Tyne. NE6 2DX
      Time/Day of week: Mondays 7-9pm
      Contact: For more information email Mark or phone 07900 677 547

  • South-West
      Ghanaian Xylophone with Ben Lawrence in Bristol
      Location: 52 Averay Rd, Stapleton, Bristol BS16 1BH
      Time/Day of week: Tuesday evenings (check with Ben for latest schedule/costs)
      Contact: Email Ben

      Djembe drumming with Simon McCarthy in Gloucester
      Location: Gloucester Academy of Music, Barbican House, Barbican Road, Gloucester GL1 2JF
      Time/Day of week: Tuesday evening (check with Simon for latest schedule/costs)
      Contact: Email Simon

      Mixed-level djembe drumming class in Frome with Victoria
      Location: Frome, Somerset
      Time/Day of week: Tuesday evening (7-9pm)
      Contact: Email Victoria or phone Victoria on 01373 474 901 for more details

      West African drumming (beginners welcome) with Adam Amer
      Location: Totterdown Methodist Church, Bushey Park, Totterdown, Bristol, BS4 2EG
      Time/Day of week: Thursday evening (6.30pm - 8pm)
      Contact: Email Adam for more details
      Website: Chango Music

      West African Drumming Class with Mendip All Drummers
      Location: Hillmead Community Hall, Meadow Rise, Shepton Mallet BA4 5EZ
      Time/Day of week: Wednesday morning (10am - 12.45pm)
      Contact: Phone Charles on 01749 890019 or email Charles for more details

      Beginners' West African drum class with Amanda Pickering
      Location: Melting Pot, Krowji, West Park, Redruth, Cornwall
      Time/Day of week: Wednesday evening (7pm - 9pm)
      Contact: Phone Amanda on 01736 785755 or email Amanda for more details
      Website: Visit the BoumBoum Drum Workshop website or the Melting Pot Cafe website

      Intermediate West African drum class with Amanda Pickering
      Location: The Cube, Mounts Bay Academy, Heamoor, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 3JT
      Time/Day of week: Thursday evening (7pm - 9pm)
      Contact: Phone Amanda on 01736 785755 or email Amanda for more details
      Website: Visit the BoumBoum Drum Workshop website

  • South-East
      West African percussion with Ali Bangoura
      Location: Unitarian Church Hall, New Road, Brighton
      Time/Day of week: Monday evening (6.30pm - 9pm)
      Contact: Email Batafon Arts or phone Chris on 07791 722 093 for more details

      West African Djembe & Bass Drumming Class with Chris Sylla (formerly Diallo)
      Location: Aldwick Baptist church, Gossamer Lane, Bognor
      Time/Day of week: Tuesday evening (7.30pm - 9.30pm) from 3rd September 2013 (No classes in August)
      Contact: Email Chris or phone Chris on 07837 779284 for more details

      West African Drumming - Beginners & Improvers djembe/dunduns with Fern Camara (women only)
      Location: Providence Studio, 42A Providence Place, central Brighton, BN1 4GE
      Time/Day of week: Thursday evening (6.30pm - 8.30pm)
      Contact: Email Fern or phone Fern on 01273 607238 for more details

      West African Drumming - Intermediate djembe and dunduns with Fern Camara (women only)
      Location: Providence Studio, 42A Providence Place, central Brighton, BN1 4GE
      Time/Day of week: Saturday morning (10.30am - 12.30pm)
      Contact: Email Fern or phone Fern on 01273 607238 for more details

      West African Drumming in Brighton - All levels of djembe and dunduns with Jazz Camara
      Location: Providence Studio, 42A Providence Place, central Brighton, BN1 4GE
      Time/Day of week: Saturday evenings (6. - 8pm)
      Contact: Email Fern or phone Fern on 01273 607238 or Jazz on 07950 949 303 for more details

      West African Djembe Drumming Class with Tony Puleston
      Location: Yoga Life Studio, Enterprise Centre, Station Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 1BD
      Time/Day of week: Sunday evening (6.30pm - 7.30pm)
      Contact: Phone Tony on 07976 365 124 for more details

      West African Djembe Drumming Class with Tony Puleston
      Location: Yoga Life Studio, Enterprise Centre, Station Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 1BD
      Time/Day of week: Sunday evening (7.30pm - 9.30pm)
      Contact: Phone Tony on 07976 365 124 for more details

      West African Drum workshops with the Drum Coach - Sevenoaks, Kent
      Location: St Luke's Church, 30 Eardley Road, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 1XT (1st floor room)
      Time/day of week/frequency: Friday afternoons (3pm - 4pm)
      Contact: Email Peter (the Drum Coach) or phone him on 01892 853300 for more details

      West African Drum workshops with the Drum Coach - Lindfield (nr Haywards Heath), W Sussex
      Location: King Edward Hall (in the library), 28 High Street, Lindfield, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 2HH
      Time/day of week/frequency: Saturday mornings (11am - midday)
      Contact: Email Peter (the Drum Coach) or phone him on 01892 853300 for more details

  • South
      African Drumming - All Levels Welcome
      Location: Fishbourne Church Hall, Mill Lane, Fishbourne, West Sussex (near Chichester)
      Time/Day of week: Friday evening (7.30pm - 10pm)
      Contact: Go to the Fishbourne Drummers website or email Andy or phone Andy on 01798 831398 or phone Tony on 07747 641 857 for more details
  • East Anglia
      West African Drumming - all levels with Stephen Seekings
      Location: Avenue Junior School Music Room, Norwich NR2 3HP
      Time/Day of week: Wednesday evening, term-time only (7pm - 9pm)
      Contact: Email Steve or phone on 01263 511 182 or 07786 137 165 for more details
  • Wales
      "Percussion Matters" djembe & dundun class
      Location: Back of Heronsbridge School, Ewenny Rd, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan, CF31 3HT
      Time/Day of week: Friday evening (6pm - 8pm)
      Contact: Go to the Bridgend African Drumming website or phone Emma on 07910 192 304 or Michele on 07793 544 956 for more details
  • Scotland
      Aberdeen Druminaboot with Magi, Guigui & Pierre
      Location: Ferryhill Community Centre, Aberdeen
      Time/Day of week: Monday evening (7pm - 9pm)
      Contact: Email Magi for more details

      Rhythms of the world led by Paul Dear - beginner to experienced
      Location: Kinning Park Complex, 40 Cornwall St, Glasgow, Glasgow City, G41 1AQ
      Time/Day of week: Thursday evenings (7.30pm - 9pm) with the current term running until June 2015
      Contact: For more information, visit the Rhythm Bridge Foundation website

      Cupar Djembe Workshop
      Location: YMCA, Marathon House, Bonnygate, Cupar, Fife, KY15 4LG
      Time/Day of week: Every other Saturday morning (10am - 12 noon)
      Contact: Go to the BeatRoot website or phone 07950 480 701 for more details