Gamelan School & Group Workshops – Spring 2018

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Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8XX, UK

Encourage your kids to join the Gamelan School & Group Workshops – Spring 2018.

This event is suitable for: 4 - 7 years, 8 - 12 years, 13 - 16 years

This event costs: £195 per group + £3 transaction fee

Get a group together to have a go at playing the Javanese gamelan (percussion orchestra from Indonesia). These introductory gamelan workshops are available to groups of up to 20 participants.

Each two-hour session explores traditional Javanese repertoire but can be tailored to your specific needs to include composition and performing with an expert tutor. A range of special needs can also be accommodated.

These sessions are great for primary and secondary schools (particularly KS3 & KS4), colleges and universities, family get-togethers and birthday celebrations.

No previous musical experience is necessary, just a willingness to take off your shoes and have fun. Playing gamelan can inspire self-confidence, improve coordination, encourage team-building, and enhance listening skills.

In 1987, Southbank Centre was privileged to receive a beautiful Javanese percussion orchestra called gamelan. This was a remarkable gift from the Government of the Republic of Indonesia to the people of the UK as a gesture of friendship.

As is the case with many important gamelan ensembles, ours was named ‘Kyai Lebdha Jiwa’ or ‘The Venerable Spirit of Perfection’.

Price: £195 per group + £3 transaction fee

Dates & Times
Spring 2018: Tue 9 Jan – Thu 29 Mar 2018
Available sessions: Tuesdays (2pm), Wednesdays (10.30am) and Thursdays (10.30am & 2pm)


Contact Details

Telephone: 020 7921 0767.
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Address Details

Location: Royal Festival Hall, Gamelan Room, Level 1 Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8XX, UK


Details are subject to change so please make sure you check with the venue before setting out. Thanks!

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