We are very proud of the work that we do at the Beat Carnival; the celebratory events we put on, the collaborative work that we do with our outreach and other partners, and the creative skills development opportunities that we give to our artists and staff. We'll be adding some feedback from some of the wonderful people we've worked with over the years, below - if you'd like to send us yours, please send to Tracy at tracy@beatcarnival.com!

Ande Gray, NiStars.com

"Being involved in the Beat also afforded me some spin-off opportunites – I have built a successful media career for myself, presenting Children’s BBC show The Culture Club, which I also choreograph...I now own and operate my own stage school NiStars, with three branches throughout the country. Its ethos is to get young people involved in the arts in a fun and friendly environment – exactly what the Beat provided me with...To say being involved with the Beat changed my life is an understatement."  <read more>


Susie Ingram, Maracatu course participant

"I first came across the Beat Carnival this year at the mighty Culture Night Belfast 2013. The hundreds of drummers and dancers at the foot of St Anne's Cathedral sent musical vibrations into my muscles and activated every groove bone in my body. It was euphoric and uplifting for body and spirit. I immediately wanted to be a part of it and subsequently joined the Brazilian Maracatu lessons on a Monday night in Boyd Street. What an amazingly creative, artistic space, coupled with great teaching and motivation. I love it." <read more>