Big Beat Festivals 2014

March 25th, 2014 by Emma Archer

All looking good at LLanfoist Primary School this morning for the start of the Big Beat Festival with Chrys Blanchard, Freddy Edmonds and Ben Baddoo. The Big Beat Project 2014 has been running since September 2013 and this week’s Festival is a culmination of teachers workshops and working with the children on various aspects of the curriculum. “The Festival is a celebration, bringing children and teachers from different schools together through a common language of music. All the skills we need to make music together are those that we need to build healthy and harmonius communities. This year we have material from India, Samoa, Kenya, Ghana and Zimbabwe plus snippets from our own culture” (Chrys Blanchard).

“We would also like to thank Waitrose, Abergavenny for providing some of the fruit for the amazing celebratory fruit kebabs we make each day to serve to each person attending the festival” (Freddy Edmonds).

The timetable for the week is:

Tuesday 25th March 2014, 11am to 2pm
Llanfoist, Dell 1, Shirenewton, Llandogo

Wednesday 26th March 2014, 11am to 2pm
Dell 2, Raglan, Blaenafon 1, Garnteg 1

Thursday 27th March 2014, 11am to 2pm
Victoria, Our Lady of the Angels, Blaenafon 2, Garnteg 2

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