Last Wednesday saw the launch of a new weekly music group based at the St Paul’s Learning Centre in Bristol inviting people of all ages, experience and cultural backgrounds to come together through rhythm, song and voice.
The DRUM group is being led by Bristol based musician and singer, Richard Davis, from community organisation World Jungle. They plan to meet each Wednesday from 10.30am-12.30 over the coming ten weeks at the St Paul’s Learning Centre in Grosvenor Road and it is free for people to just go along and join in the fun.
The group is being supported as part of the ‘Bristol Ageing Better’ regional initiative working to reduce social isolation and loneliness among older people and help residents live more fulfilling lives. Richard explains:
“We are keen to meet lots of local residents from the area and are particularly hoping to attract the over-55’s. Having just celebrated turning 60 myself, we want to emphasise the positive aspects of getting older, so many experiences to share, people to meet, new skills to learn and enjoyment to be had.”
No experience is required at all, just a love of music and rhythm. All instruments are provided too. It is hoped that as the group grows in knowledge and confidence, they will go on to be able to share performances with the rest of the community.
If you would be interested in getting involved, please just turn up on Wednesday at 10am or contact Richard on 0117 9551508, 07828 072070 or email Richardd@worldjungle.org.uk . Further information can also be found on the World Jungle website: www.worldjungle.org.uk .