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African Drumming Workshop with Sal Salem

North Sydney, NSW

Subject: Drums

A taste test of the six week course, play a multi part African rhythm and feel the way the parts groove with each other under the direction of an experienced teacher and facilitator. Build confidence, technique, etiquette and solo if you wish. Enjoy an open jam session for free expression at the end. Be surprised by what you learn in a small amount of time. Let your hair down and your inner African out! BYO drum or hire one for $5 (please contact the centre prior to the class). Saturday, 23rd November, 10am-1pm, $60

When

Please contact us for upcoming dates and/or more information about this class.

Where

North Sydney Community Centre
220 Miller Street
North Sydney, NSW 2060

Price: $60.00

 

The teachers

In 1972, a small group of local women and children occupied two derelict terraces in Ridge Street and set up the fledgling...

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In 1972, a small group of local women and children occupied two derelict terraces in Ridge Street and set up the fledgling group that eventually become the North Sydney Leisure Centre. Before that, the group had been fruitlessly lobbying North Sydney Council for a venue to provide creative after school activities for local children. Using the Ridge Street premises as their base, they put the issue high on the local agenda and within a few months, Council offered them a more suitable premises. The group was given a week-by-week ‘lease’ on the old Meals on Wheels building just behind James Place which was earmarked for demolition to make way for a major development. The Centre remained in that building until 2005 when it was demolished to make way for a grand new Community Centre. More on that later! The first step taken by the group was the organisation of a Medieval Fair to raise funds for repairs to the old building. Dr. Tony Vinson, then Director of the Bureau of Criminal Statistics and Research, spoke enthusiastically about the social benefits of the project. The After School program was the first activity to be established and a year later, playsessions for the under 5’s were commenced. Special interest adult classes were introduced around the same time, offering - weaving, breadmaking and pottery – a true reflection of the seventies! The entire project was run by an enthusiastic group of volunteers. The Centre was originally set up under the auspice of the Creative Leisure Movement but broke away in July 1975 to form an independent organisation. However, the name ‘Leisure’ remained.

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