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The Ring workshops

FREE Family Festival at the Weorgoran Pavilion

15-24 June 2018

South Quay, Worcester, WR1 2JN

As well as an awesome line-up of music, dance, poetry, art and theatre, there’s also a fantastic selection of workshops for you to get involved in at our Weorgoran Pavilion during The Ring’s Festival by the River in Worcester, including singing, dancing, drumming, yoga, pilates and capoeira.

To avoid disappointment, we recommend you book your places on the workshops in advance – all workshops are free so you can save your pennies for a beverage (or two) and something tasty to eat during the festival.

Take a look below and if anything takes your fancy, just follow the link to book your place. Workshops are running throughout the festival, from 15th – 24th June at South Quay, Worcester, WR1 2JN, except the Drum Love workshop, which is at St Martin’s Quarter.

DANCE + DHOL DRUMMING 

RSVP Bhangra has developed a unique dance workshop, which incorporates an engaging and balanced mixture of gentle instruction and good fun that encourages people of all ages, and from all cultures and backgrounds, to participate in Bhangra dancing. Dildar and Judge explain the origins of Bhangra dance and take the crowd through a number of typical Bhangra dance steps.

RSVP also offers dhol drumming workshops. Master dhol-player Jeevan presents an interactive session introducing the background of Bhangra music, involving the participants in creating the distinctive rhythms that underpin those iconic Bhangra beats. The workshops are great fun and are enjoyed by people of all ages.

It’s all very light-hearted, and in no time at all the entire crowd – from grandparents to grandkids and everyone in between – will be up and dancing and really enjoying themselves.

SINGING!

Charming cellist and songstress from the Malvern Hills, Julia (alias Juli-La), brings a sing-a-long class for the whole family to the Weorgoran Pavilion.

All ages and abilities are invited to explore and develop their unique voice during a seasonal and organic flow of songs, chants and Solfa (so good!) thrown in for good measure. Whether you think you can sing or not, this is a fun class intended as a tonic, guaranteed to put a smile on your face! All you need to bring is a bottle of water.

CAPOEIRA!

This exciting art form – brought to you by the team at www.odacapoeira.com – helps improve agility, fitness, flexibility, and self-confidence in a sociable, informal atmosphere.

Classes are open to all who want to learn about capoeira and also about Brazil. In capoeira, you’ll find an environment full of positive energy and you’ll be amongst people who are enthusiastic and welcoming. Most importantly, if you have never done capoeira before, there is no need to be shy or scared because both the teachers and the other students will give you all the support you need to feel relaxed in class and give capoeira a try.

DRUM LOVE!

Join Drumlove for a special drumming workshop for all ages and abilities. This session will give an introduction to a variety of traditions from West Africa, Jamaica, Brazil, India and more. There is no limit on numbers and there are plenty of drums and percussion to play or bring your own.

A wonderful range of world drumming styles that can be played by all ages and abilities.
Beginners are welcome as well as more experienced drummers, and it’s suitable for all ages. Drums will be provided. We suggest you bring along a drink.

This an outdoor workshop and will be held at St Martin’s Quarter in front of ASDA.
Under 18’s need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Please book by using the link below.

YOGA!

Claire from Yoga 7 Worcester has been teaching yoga in Worcester for the past 6 years offering traditional yoga to people of all abilities. Independently rated as offering the best yoga classes in Worcester since 2104, Yoga 7 is passionate about the many benefits yoga can provide. Why not try a class and see for yourself? If you like your taster session, then Yoga 7 currently provide 8 classes weekly in 7 different venues in and around Worcester.

All equipment provided but please avoid heavy meals before each class. Yoga classes will take place on 18/19/20/21/22 June.

PILATES!

Pilates is a form of exercise that focuses on balance, posture, strength and flexibility.

Join Richard Dilworth as he leads you through some movements suitable for beginners in this free taster session.

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