The Gamelan has enjoyed two outings in the last 6 months …….
- at the Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham, thirty 9 and 10-year olds were treated to a participatory music and shadow puppet [Wayang] workshop. One lucky young person went home with his own tiny silver dragon!
- at St Peter at Gowts Church Hall – part of an amazing medieval building – first-year students from the University of Lincoln spent an afternoon playing traditional Javanese pieces and improvising.
PS photos to follow in due course …
Dear friends our wonderful Gamelan is live and well and looking foward to touring Lincolnshire soon
Gamelan is still going strong and had lots of outings and workshops this last year:
Sonophilia at the DrillHall
World Hello Day
A Workshop for Bishop G Uni Students
Gainsborough Community Festival
and more ….
photos to follow …. Have a good Summer and see you soon
Lincoln Community Gamelan was invited to deliver a day of workshops in Boston’s beautiful Market Square. The majestic St Botolphs Church towered beside us as 400 people of all ages and from all walks of life took turns together throughout the day, learning simple Javanese tunes as well as improvising. Many people enjoyed sitting on deckchairs simply watching.
A fantastic experience bringing people together on a lovely tropical summer’s day!
Pupils from years 7 to 11 experienced the lovely Javanese rhythms and melodies by learning simple tunes and by improvising. Three year 9s performed a spectacular “Slam Gamelan” – very dramatic!
Lincoln Community Gamelan was invited to the ever-popular WOMAD at St Christopher’s School, Lincoln, where we took up our usual ‘stage’ by the beautiful sensory garden.
Everyone had a fantastic day. Thankyou for having us!
Children from many different countries of origin celebrated how we all get together harmoniously through music, art, dance, food. We love to share!