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Carnival Centre Programmes

Carnival Centre Programmes
BEATnDRUM

BEATnDRUM is a community training programme and samba band for people over the age of 18. 

Thursday nights, 7-9pm at Beat Carnival Centre.

Free of charge.

Carnival Centre Programmes
BEATStyle

Tiny Beat (ages 4-10) & Junior Beat ( ages 11-18) are safe and supportive spaces for children and young people of all abilities to explore their creative side.
Tuesday nights at Beat Carnival Centre – 6:15-8pm

For more information, contact Rebecca via the link below

Free of charge.

 

Carnival Centre Programmes
DRUMnTECH

Junior Carnival classes for children and young people aged 8-14 to take part in samba & electronic drumming workshops.  

Wednesdays from 6:30-8pm at Beat Carnival Centre. 
Access and all equipment is provided free of charge.

Carnival Centre Programmes
Artist Masterclasses

Beat Carnival trains and employs artists in NI. Our annual Masterclass programme provides opportunity to learn from national and international experts.

Previous masterclasses have included

  • Cardboard Sculptures – James Lake
  • Wire Bending – Rampage
  • Giant Papier Mache Puppets – Les Grandes Personnes
  • Silk Flag Batik – Ali Pretty
  • Masks & Textiles – Mandinga Arts
  • Brass & Percussion Arrangement – Marcus Britton (Oi! Musica)
  • Brazil Samba from the favela – Moleque De Rua
  • Olinda-Recife, drums, song and culture – Grupo Bongar
  • Afro Brazilian percussion – JP Courtney (JP Percussion), Mestre Maurao, Gabriel Lopes (Samba Beats), Sam Alexander (Baque de Axe), Mestre Hugo Leonardo (Leao de Campina) among MANY others!
  • Contemporary music arrangements for bateria – Barak Schmool
  • Brass for Bloco – Claude Deppa, Kinetika Bloco
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Arts Outreach & Events

We encourage groups and individuals of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to join us in creating a better, brighter place to live in and to visit!

Arts Outreach & Events
Community & Voluntary Groups

Community and voluntary groups can get involved in our carnival parades and workshop programmes. You’ll get free arts workshops and the opportunity to participate in public events.

Arts Outreach & Events
Arts & Performance Groups

Arts and performance groups can get involved in our events for the chance to show off your own specialist talents and performances.

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Freelance Artists Team

Freelance Artists Team
Join our Freelance Artists Team

Are you a maker, musician or event manager? Do you dance, stilt walk or facepaint? Have you skills as a facilitator, designer or street performer?

If you’re freelance and would  like to join our workforce, contact us to submit an expression of interest.