Tidal Beats, Blackpool’s community drumming group, are delighted to announce that they have been
successful in their application for a grant from The National Lottery Community Fund. The award will
enable Tidal Beats to run a year-long project, & Drum Together in 2020 – this will include regular drum
circle sessions throughout the year, several live performances with interactive workshops at local public
events, and group members will be taken on a residential Drum Bash Weekender trip to Eskdale in the
Lake District in September.
There will be a series of free taster sessions on March 17 th , April 7 th and April 21 st (Tuesday evenings, 7-
9pm, details below). Anybody is welcome to come and have a go – Tidal Beats will guide you through the
basics and get you playing along with others.
Tidal Beats want to give people from all backgrounds the chance to take part in an exciting activity –
joining in with other people to create spur-of-the-moment rhythms using djembes (African hand drums)
and other percussion instruments, as well as being guided to play some traditional African rhythms.
Tidal Beats has been running since 2009 and has worked with countless groups of people in various
settings, as well as running their own regular Drum Circle evenings. They have found that drumming has
enormous mental health benefits and gives a real feel good boost to anybody participating – it rare to look around the room whilst drumming and not see smiles on faces!
Tidal Beats Drum Circles are held on the first and third Tuesday evenings of the month between 7-9pm at
Claremont Park Community Centre (The Old Library, Claremont Road, Blackpool, FY1 2QJ). Everybody
is welcome, and no previous experience is necessary. All instruments are provided, though people are
welcome to bring their own if they have them. Come along and do something positive for your mental
For future dates and more information, please visit the website at www.batcow.co.uk/tidalbeats, or search
‘Tidal Beats Blackpool’ on facebook – alternatively, e-mail us at [email protected]