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BBC Look East Visit Nkiru Arts

Nkiru Arts would like to thank BBC Look East for coming to the group on Wednesday 7th August 2019 and recording us live. Thank you for helpig us get the message of Inclusion over and the many health benefits of African Drumming can bring.

 

Nkiru Arts becomes a Dementia Friends Organisation

Nkiru Arts are pleased to announce that they have registered to become a Dementia Friends organisation. If you wish to become a Dementia Friend please follow this link https://www.dementiafriends.org.uk/DF_WEBC_PartnerVideos?page=videos-for-organisations and enter the code Nki16533

It only takes 5 minutes of your time and can make a huge difference in understanding people living with Dementia.

Bow Brickhill WI African Drumming Workshop 25th July 2019

Despite being the hottest day of the year a wonderful evening was had by all at Bow Brickhill WI African Drumming workshop facilitated by Nkiru Arts.

 

Africa Diaspora Festival 19th and 20th July Campbell Park Milton Keynes

Nkiru Drummers will be performing at Africa Diaspora event in Campbell Park on Friday evening 19th July. Our performance slot it 7:15pm to 7:35pm. Come and support us at this amazing event to celebrate African culture.

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Nkiru Arts working with Age UK Rugy

Nkiru Arts is looking forward to collaborating with other Artists and all at Age UK Warwickshire for ‘Art Encounters’ at The Claremont Centre in Rugby. Using African Arts and culture to engage the over 50s and to

• get older people to aim higher in terms of what they think they can get involved in and archive artistically – broadening their artistic boundaries and skills, and increase their engagement in the arts overall
• showcase older people’s work to heighten their profile in the community and of the Arts in general.

• get older people to aim higher in terms of what they think they can get involved in and archive artistically – broadening their artistic boundaries and skills, and increase their engagement in the arts overall
• showcase older people’s work to heighten their profile in the community and of the arts in general.

Drumming at Christ the Cornerstone Church

Nkiru Drummers recently performed at Christ the Cornerstone Church for two events. Sunday 28th April an service dedicated to Advantage Africa.

Nkiru Drummers were very well received as part of the African Sanctus Concert. It was an amazing choral event conducted by Adrian Boynton. Nkiru Drummers opened the concert singing Ghanaian song Fume Fume and then drummed straight into the Fume Fume rhythm. During the first half Nkiru Drummed Moribayassa and closed the first half of the concert with Bobofoli from Mali, during the interval the group played traditional Ghanaian rhythms Kpanlogo and Gahu. The second half of the concert was begun with Nkiru performing Yankadi and ended the concert with Yankadi and Kuku.

 

Milton Keynes Festival of the Arts 2019

Congratulations to Nkiru Drummers winning Gold in Open Orchestras Small Ensemble this year.

Donate.

You can make a donation to help fund our Community Groups at any time through our Localgiving Page

https://localgiving.org/charity/nkiruarts/

Christmas Gift Wrapping Service

In December Nkiru Arts offer a professional Gift Wrapping Service to Local Companies in Milton Keynes.

Just contact us to book your chosen date, we come to your office/location and set up for a day or two consecutive days. We bring with us quality paper and bows. We charge per item starting from as little as £3

All you need do is book a date and provide a space in your reception, empty office, canteen or meeting room and notify your staff/employees/tenants in advance of our service, they bring in their gifts and we wrap them.


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