As the build-up to the Afrika Eye Festival continues, two very special events are taking place in Bristol.
Drumming the Spirit of the Docks presents a unique chance to make some wonderful beats with Bristol drumming legends Rubba & Kirby while experiencing the spirit of Africa in the city’s beautiful Harbour on board Matilda, one of the familiar colourful Bristol Ferries vessels.
Drumming the Spirit of the Docks will take place on Thursday October 26th at 6.30pm, starting at the Arnolfini Landing Stage. The session will be the perfect post-work de-stress, cruising the docks while learning the drums and having fun.
Booking is recommended. Call Bristol Ferry Boats on 0117 9273416 or book online here.
If you prefer a movie to a floating drumming session, on Thursday October 26th at the Arnolfini there will be the chance to see two of Africa’s rarely-seen classic films. Deliberately ‘lost’ by those in power, it’s only recently that Badou Boy and Touki Bouki, created by maverick Senegalese filmmaker Djibril Diop Mambéty, have been shown. This double bill will take you on a journey of struggles and dreams as the characters experience post-colonialism and migration.
You can book tickets for the Arnolfini screenings here.
There will also be a FREE high-energy drumming and dance workshop at the Colston Hall at 2pm on Saturday October 28th, with the irrepressible Idrissa Camara and friends leading the session.