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  • Writer's pictureAndy Bell

Do you believe in the power of music?

The results of numerous scientific and psychological studies show that music has the ability to lift our mood, combat depression, improve blood flow, lower levels of stress-related hormones such as cortisol, and ease pain.

We're excited to announce two new opportunities for you to immerse yourself in music and make some noise!

Our monthly Just Jamming music improv sessions just got extra!

In addition to our Just Jamming night that takes place at 25 Prospect Street on the last Tuesday of the month 19:00 - 21:30, we're delighted to be working with ArtSpeak Member Pete Carlton to bring you an extra night of jamming.

Launching on Tuesday 8 March, Just Jamming Extra will take place at The Robin Hood Pub in Sherwood, Mansfield Road, and is an additional opportunity for anyone who plays a musical instrument to get together with other musicians to jam and play!

Due to the nature of the venue we cannot have a full drum kit, however any other percussion, string or wind instruments are welcome and there is a piano on site that can be used.

Even if you don't play but enjoy listening to live music, come down and meet the members for a fun and uplifting evening!

Just Jamming and Just Jamming Extra are FREE events.

Follow our Facebook page to find out more, share ideas, and become part of this community.

A piece of West Africa in Radford -

On Tuesday 12 April, 15:30 - 17:00 we'll be hosting a West African Drumming session at our Centre - 25 Prospect Street, Radford, NG7 5QE.

Join drumming teacher Njega from Beatfeets for a fun, engaging, uplifting and authentic West African djembe drumming experience!

During the 90-minute session you'll get an introduction to playing technique, lots of cultural insights, and an exploration of one or two traditional pieces from West Africa.

It's £5 to participate and booking is required - click here to book your place

Djembe Drum -

A djembe or jembe is a rope-tuned skin-covered goblet drum played with bare hands, originally from West Africa. According to the Bambara people in Mali, the name of the djembe comes from the saying "Anke djé, anke bé" which translates to "everyone gather together in peace" and defines the drum's purpose.

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