Taiko Drumming Workshop comes to Pocklington soon

Do you want to improve your fitness, boost your energy, and learn a new skill in 2019?

Then Pocklington Arts Centre (PAC) is launching a brand new workshop that could hit the right note for you.

Weekly Taiko Drumming Workshops will take place at PAC, from Saturday 23 February to Saturday 6 April (excluding Saturday 23 March), 10am-11.30am.

The six-week course is being lead by the Tengu School of Taiko and is suitable for beginners and improvers, aged 12 years and over. All equipment is provided.

PAC director, Janet Farmer, said: “I was fortunate enough to take part in a one-off Taiko Drumming workshop at PAC last year, which was a complete sell-out, and absolutely loved it. It was a fantastic atmosphere and a really fun way to work-out, so if you’re looking for something a little bit different to hitting the gym then I would highly recommend this course.”

Taiko drumming is an energetic Japanese performing art that has been an important part of Japanese culture for hundreds of years.

Taiko performances use different styles and sizes of Japanese drum (Wadaiko) which can also be played in many different positions and ways.

Playing Taiko is not just about hitting a drum to make a sound. It involves body movement, balance, energy, stamina, co-ordination, self-control, self-awareness and unites mind, body and spirit akin to many martial arts.

Playing in a Taiko group is an exhilarating experience, and one you will not forget. The sheer energy created is immense.

The course costs £45 & £39 (concessions). For more information or to book your place call the Box Office on 01759 301547 or visit www.pocklingtonartscentre.co.uk