Workshops – Mindful, Motivation, Intelligence, Healing

We have yet another new venue The Old Abbey Taphouse back in Hulme

We’re delighted to have been invited to Manchester’s latest alternative live venue The Old Abbey Taphouse hosted by a collective of musicians and artists. They have live music most night and open mic nights and live jam sessions. Our weekly event “Mancunia drums” runs Thursday evenings 7pm onwards in conjunction with the live jam night.

Motivate, enthuse and inspire your week with this fantastic drumming circle. All sessions will start with a 30 minute instruction of traditional African rhythms on djembes and dun duns. Motivation, inspiration and enthusiasm, to raise your game passed on through 20 years of experience.

This circle is an opportunity to practice the skills learned at the many other drumming circles across Manchester. You will be instructed in west African rhythms but you can play your own style, other instruments encouraged. Donations necessary which go towards the upkeep of drums. 2pm – 4pm

Please always refer to the facebook group that will have the upto date event listed. It’s not a public group you’ll have to ask to join the group for updates.

There will be a donations hat and suggested £5 but please come even if you are skint and or only have 50p to spare you will be encouraged to play. Free parking, great venue, alcoholics bar, tea and coffee, menu available, amazing people. Expect to have a brilliant time.

Older venue was Old trafford Wellbeing centre formerly ‘Blue Sci’

54-56 Seymour Grove
Old Trafford

The studio is a fully equipped recording/practice studio, the last time we were in we were having it large with accompanying bass guitar and guitar. So come down and play what ever instrument you want.

Raul our host has promised to record our next sessions and I have several songs I have fused with African rhythms that you are welcome to come and get involved in.


Facebook Manchester central drum circle

~Control Chronic Pain

Chronic pain has a progressively draining effect on the quality of life. Researchers suggest that drumming serves as a distraction from pain and grief. Moreover, drumming promotes the production of endorphins and endogenous opiates, the bodies own morphine-like painkillers, and can thereby help in the control of pain.

In a new scientific study it has been reported that drummers are the most intelligent people. They also say that drumming can ward off depression, alzheimer’s, can detox away unwanted toxins from the liver and kidneys and it will definitely keep you in shape.

~Reduces Tension, Anxiety, and Stress

Drumming induces deep relaxation, lowers blood pressure, and reduces stress. Stress, according to current medical research, contributes to nearly all disease and is a primary cause of such life-threatening illnesses as heart attacks, strokes, and immune system breakdowns. A recent study found that a program of group drumming helped reduce stress and employee turnover in the long-term care industry and might help other high-stress occupations as well.

Previous venues: The garden centre has run it’s course after we received complaints for noise. It was the perfect place for this type of drumming. It has it’s own idyllic gardens with lots of exotic plants to purchase, hot and cold foods and drink to be had, it’s own library and if you want to get green fingers, your hands dirty building new structures, making new friends at the same time lots of volunteering opportunities.

Hulme community garden centre, 28, Old Birley Street, Hulme Manchester

Garden centre web site

Facebook for garden centre


We had a place at St Wilfrids enterprise centre in Hulme for 2 years where we’d move into the park on a hot summer’s day. But alas complaints out a stop to that too.

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