Bristol Community Ferry Boats and Afrika Eye Festival

Half –term Special

October 26th


‘Drumming the Spirit of the Docks’

A fantastic opportunity to join Bristol’s renowned Afidance drummers Rubba & Kirby for a drumming workshop on the water!

Afrika Eye is delighted to be partnering with the fabulous Bristol Community Ferries for this really special event as part of Afrika Eye Film and Arts Festival 2017.

Come aboard ‘Matilda’ and pick up a drum for a session of African rhythms to stir the spirit of the docks and free your inner musical spirit!


Children’s session: 

Arrive: Arnolfini Landing Stage

Departs: 4.30pm

Returns: 5.20 pm.

Cost: £6 per child (£10 with accompanying adult) including ferry cruise

Come and have fun with a drum.  Afidance are experienced tutors and have worked with hundreds of adults and children to inspire and captivate them with the sound of the African drum. Recommended age over 7 yrs …… no experience necessary (Tutors DBS checked) All drums provided. 


Adult session:

Arrive: At Arnolfini Landing Stage 6.15pm

Departs: 6.30  

Returns: 7.30pm

Cost per adult: £8.00- including ferry cruise

Cruise the docks for a wonderful hour of drumming and percussion -beginners welcome and more experienced players invited to pick up some new rhythms. A perfect way to de-stress after a hard day at the office!  All drums provided.


We look forward to welcoming you aboard to experience the spirit of Africa in Bristol’s beautiful harbour


Booking essential -  Limited places so early booking advised


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  • Thursday
    26th October
    16:30 - 17:20
  • Thursday
    26th October
    18:30 - 19:30