Our Offer

We provide a wide range of cultural experiences, from educational workshops, projects and performances for children and young people in school settings, INSET training, family events, festivals, carnivals, wedding parties and much more.

 

Our workshops and projects are led by experienced facilitators and our performances are delivered by our team of professional musicians.

 

With as little as £235 you will experience educational, memorable and fun of world music workshops.

 

If you would like to find out more about Indonesian arts, or would like some help in finding resources about gamelan music, masks, batik, and wayang (shadow puppetry and rod puppetry), we would be delighted to assist you. 

 

Since 2012 we have been working together with the Indonesian Embassy in London to run gamelan and puppetry projects for schools in the UK. With this support we are able to offer £350 to each school toward the cost of a 5 full-day residency project.

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Indonesian Gamelan

Facilitator: Aris Daryono

Length: 

  • Half-day workshop (up to 3 hours)

  • Full-day workshop (5 hours)

  • 3 - 5 days for a residency project

  • Other longer projects and residencies can be arranged and can vary in length.

Cost: £235 (half-day), £285 (full-day) plus transport

Content: 

  • Introduction to Indonesian culture and music 

  • Singing gamelan tunes

  • Learning the techniques of playing instruments

  • Playing musical games

  • Playing gamelan instruments

  • Swapping around to give equal opportunities to everyone to play different instruments 

Participants: 

  • Students of KS1, KS2, KS3, and above

  • Young people and adults of all ages and abilities

  • No prior experience of playing music is necessary!

Number of participants: A workshop can accommodate up to 30 people per session (1 – 1.5 hours) 

Suitable for: 

  • Indonesian music and cultural experience

  • Celebratory Festivals such as Multi-cultural weeks and cultural awareness weeks

  • GCSE and A level projects

  • INSET or team building sessions for teachers and staff members. 

Equipment: All gamelan instruments and resources are provided. 

Requirements:

  • Hall or large room of 9 x 5 square meters

  • We require 1-2 adults to help with loading and unloading the gamelan instruments 

  • Parking space

  • School children must be accompanied by their teacher/school staff.

 
Gamelan and Puppetry Project

Facilitator: Aris Daryono

Length: 5 full day (9am – 3pm)

Cost: £1,200 in total, £350 funding from the Indonesian Embassy and you just need to pay £850

Content:

  • Introduction to Indonesian culture and music

  • Learning to play gamelan

  • Storytelling and making stories based on Indonesian folk stories

  • Making puppets

  • Playing games

  • Performing

Participants: 

  • KS1 and KS2

  • Family events

Number of participants: up to 90 people

Suitable for: 

  • Indonesian music and cultural experience

  • Supporting curriculum such as music, art, drama, geography, DT (making puppets), science (light and shadow) as well as building teamwork, self-esteem, and self-confidence.

Equipment: 

  • Gamelan instruments and shadow puppetry equipment are provided

Requirements:

  • Hall or large room of 9 x 5 square meters

  • 1 or 2 adults to help with loading and unloading the gamelan instruments.

  • Parking space 

  • School children must be accompanied by their teacher / school staff.

 
Brazilian Samba Drumming

Facilitator: Pablo Paracchino

Length: 

  • Half-day workshop (up to 3 hours)

  • full-day workshop (5 hours)

  • 3 - 5 days for a residency project

  • other longer projects and residencies can be arranged and can vary in length.

Cost: £235 (half-day), £285 (full-day) plus transport

Content: 

  • Introduction to Brazilian culture and music

  • Introducing and explaining each individual technique and way of playing them

  • Swapping around instruments to give opportunities to all participants to play different instruments

Participants: 

  • School students of KS1, KS2, KS3 and above

  • Young people and adults of all ages and abilities

  • No prior experience of playing music is necessary

Number of participants: A workshop can accommodate up to 30 people per session (1 hour - 1.30 hr)

Suitable for: 

  • Cultural experience

  • Festivals, Multi-cultural weeks, cultural awareness weeks, and school performances

  • Additionally, workshops fit well as GCSE and A level projects, as INSET or team building sessions for teachers and staff members.

Equipment: All Samba instruments are provided.  

Requirements: 

  • Hall or large room 

  • Parking space 

  • School students must be accompanied by their teacher/school staff.

 
African Drumming

Facilitator: Paul Brett

Length: 

  • Half-day workshop (up to 3 hours)

  • full-day workshop (5 hours)

  • 3 - 5 days for a residency project

  • other longer projects and residencies can be arranged and can vary in length.

Cost: £235 (half-day), £285 (full-day) plus transport

Content: 

  • Introduction to West African Djembe music

  • Introducing and explaining techniques of playing Djembe and Dun Duns drum

  • Swapping around instruments to give opportunities to all participants to play different instruments

  • Involving singing and dancing

Participants: 

  • School students of KS1, KS2, KS3 and above

  • Young people and adults of all ages and abilities

  • No prior experience of playing music is necessary

Number of participants: A workshop can accommodate up to 30 people per session (1 hour - 1.5 hr)

Suitable for: 

  • Cultural experience

  • Festivals, Multi-cultural weeks, cultural awareness weeks, and school performances

  • Additionally, workshops fit well as GCSE and A level projects, as INSET or team building sessions for teachers and staff members.

Equipment: instruments are provided.  

Requirements: ​​​

  • Parking space 

  • School students must be accompanied by their teacher/school staff.

Tailor-made project

 

We would be very happy to discuss and explore with you any tailor-made projects that you have in your mind to fit into your events. This can be collaborative projects which involve many art-forms or composition projects to involve young musicians or community members, or anything else you can think of.