It may have been rather a soggy half-term holiday, but families in Cam & Dursley got to experience some Brazilian Carnival Fun last week that chased the rain clouds away and got The Chantry Centre bouncing to the ‘Beat of Brazil’.
Over 200 people, young and old, attended World Jungle’s free community fun day last Thursday. With a wide selection of activities on offer ranging from carnival arts, table tennis, skittles and circus fun, to an amazing samba drumming workshop and performance from the Bath School of Samba, the afternoon proved a big hit and is set to be followed by similar events over the coming weeks. World Jungle’s Ben Ward explains:
“This Fun Day was a fantastic start to our ‘All in One Rhythm’ project – a special programme of family events and workshops themed around Brazilian Carnival and the World Cup. The sun even came out for us and we were able to hold the Samba Drumming Workshop outside in the centre’s ‘Secret Garden’.
The project is with thanks to funding from the National Lottery’s Awards for All programme. Our aim is to use the FIFA World Cup in Brazil this June and July as a springboard to developing a healthier, happier, more active community; creating a wave of positive community action and making this World Cup an exciting family event – even for those who don’t like football!”
Comments from people attending were all very positive and many were impressed with The Chantry Centre itself as a great resource for the whole community to benefit from. Feedback included:
“Well done World Jungle! What a great afternoon of fun and wonderful community spirit. Lovely atmosphere and brilliant use of the Chantry centre. Thanks for organising it all.”
“It was a lovely afternoon with so much on offer. The kids especially enjoyed the circus activities, the drummers and the table tennis.”
The next ‘All in one Rhythm’ Family Fun Day is planned for Saturday 14 June from 1pm-4pm. Again, there will be lots of free activities on offer for the whole family to enjoy, bringing the colour and energy of Brazil to the heart of rural Gloucestershire. All the events will take place at The Chantry Centre (Lister Hall) in Long Street, Dursley.
Put these dates in diary now!
Saturday 14th June – 1pm-4pm FAMILY FUN DAY
Tuesday 24th June (5-8pm) – FAMILY FUN EVENING with the England Game showing on the big screen.
Saturday12th July – 7pm-11pm Carnival Party & BBQ
Sunday 13th July – 3pm-7pm World Cup Final FAMILY FUN DAY