Beat Carnival Centre Programmes

We run a range of regular carnival arts classes here at Beat Carnival Centre and outreach programmes at youth and community groups, schools and other venues. Currently the in-house Carnival Centre programme is:


Tuesdays 6:15-8:00pm: Tiny Beat & Junior Beat - Creative multi-arts classes for kids aged 4-13 years


Tuesdays 8:00-9:30pm:  Advanced drum/percussion skills (carnival/samba) 


Wednesdays 6:00-7:30pm: Drum classes for young people aged 8-18 years. Closed programme for Lower Shankill through to Greater New Lodge area


Thursdays 6-7pm:  MINI BnD youth percussion classes/band


Thursdays 7-9pm: BEATnDRUM - Afro-Brazilian/Cuban, hip-hop and contemporary urban percussion styles for adults


October and November: lots of Lantern Parade workshops for groups, group leaders and open sessions at venues including the Carnival Centre.