The distant drums could be heard halfway across Charlesland, bouncing off the shopping centre car park and heading over towards the playground…
Finding the source felt a bit like stumbling upon a party.
Yep, these samba workshops down at the Charlesland Community Centre are certainly bringing out the beat, and the beast, in these happy young kids.
A smart initiative between the Charlesland Youth Planning Committee and Music Generation, these 8-week courses are not only a fun way to learn some block rockin’ beats but they’re also a fine way for kids to meet kindred spirits. Namely, other kids who also like to bang the hell out of drums.
As it happens, this particular Friday evening was a rather special one, as Ann Nolan from Music Generation had some presents for the rockin’ adults who had been instrumental in making these workshops such a success.
So, besides the lovely Jessica Bird, tribute was paid also to volunteer assistant Hana Hall and the man keeping the beat, the wonderfully named Simeon Smith.
All three were presented with beautiful plants by the appreciative Ann, and the kids stopped being boisterous for one whole minute to whoop and holler their thanks.
Well done to young Whitmore too, who has long been blowing the trumpet for exactly these kinds of gatherings down at Charlesland. With that new youth cafe and centre now looking like a reality, the opportunities for this kind of fun every day of the week look like becoming a reality sooner rather than later…