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Kinetika Bloco is always looking for young people to join our activities, check below to see what is coming up that you can join in...

Summer School 2018

Dates:
30th July - 10th August 2018

Venue:
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX

Age:
14-25 years old

How Much:
£35 bursaries available on request

Sign up:
Fill in the form to sign up now

At Bloco Summer School you will learn new skills or develop existing ones and join together with over 100 other young people to play music, steel pan, drum, dance or tricking, make costumes and put together a spectacular show that tours to events like Notting Hill Carnival.

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Dates:
30th July - 10th August 2018

Venue:
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX

Age:
14-25 years old

How Much:
£35 bursaries available on request

Sign up:
Fill in the form to sign up now

At Bloco Summer School you will learn new skills or develop existing ones and join together with over 100 other young people to play music, steel pan, drum, dance or tricking, make costumes and put together a spectacular show that tours to events like Notting Hill Carnival.

Once you have completed the school you are then a fully signed up member of the Bloco and you'll hopefully stay with us for the rest of the year...or forever! You can join Kinetika Bloco as a Drummer / Dancer / Brass-woodwind or Steel Pan player.

Drumming
Our drums are samba drums and the Bateria (drum section) is at the centre of the Bloco, no previous experience is required to join this section, you just need to love it loud!

Brass-Woodwind players
We call this our brass section but it really means any wind instrument you can walk with, you need to have access to your own instrument, or borrow from your school, and you must be able to play the notes because we play as an ensemble, we don't provide individual tuition. No grades required.

Dance
To join our dance section you just need to be able to move and smile, previous experience is great if you have it, but we can also work with beginner dancers, as long as you're willing and able to move and wear a costume!

Steel pan
We have places for 19 young people in this section. These pans are carried round the neck for performances. You must have a bit of previous pan experience, but we are unlike any pan band you may play in so come ready for a new experience!

Costume making
We all wear costumes and so if you are interested in costume design or making get in touch.

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Tulse Hill Bloco After School Club

We are excited to be partnering with Yellow Qube to return to Tulse Hill, to deliver an After School Club in Drumming, Dance and Brass/Woodwind. This club was formerly known as High Trees Bloco, but is now Tulse Hill Bloco. Come down and join us for some carnival inspired music and dance, build your creative and performance skills and have fun!

Dates:
Thursdays in Term Time starting back 11th January 4.30-6.00pm

Venue:
Yellow Qube, CIC, 65 Christchurch Rd, London SW2 3DH

Age:

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We are excited to be partnering with Yellow Qube to return to Tulse Hill, to deliver an After School Club in Drumming, Dance and Brass/Woodwind. This club was formerly known as High Trees Bloco, but is now Tulse Hill Bloco. Come down and join us for some carnival inspired music and dance, build your creative and performance skills and have fun!

Dates:
Thursdays in Term Time starting back 11th January 4.30-6.00pm

Venue:
Yellow Qube, CIC, 65 Christchurch Rd, London SW2 3DH

Age:
Workshops are for young people aged 8-18 years old, no previous experience required except in brass/woodwind where you need to know the notes and have an instrument to use. We provide the drums for that section.

It's FREE!

Sign up:
Fill in the form to apply for the workshops or just turn up!

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Junior Summer School

We are excited for year 4 of the Junior Bloco Summer School sponsored by Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club. Join us for drumming, brass, woodwind, steel pans and dance.

Details
When: 23rd - 26th July 2018
Who: Young people from London aged 9-13 years old
Where: Holy Trinity Primary School, Upper Tulse Hill, London, SW2 2RL
How Much: £15 suggested DONATION

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We are excited for year 4 of the Junior Bloco Summer School sponsored by Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club. Join us for drumming, brass, woodwind, steel pans and dance.

Details
When: 23rd - 26th July 2018
Who: Young people from London aged 9-13 years old
Where: Holy Trinity Primary School, Upper Tulse Hill, London, SW2 2RL
How Much: £15 suggested DONATION

At Junior Summer School you will learn new skills or develop existing ones and join together with over 60 other young people to play music, steel pan, drum, or dance and put together a spectacular show for friends and family.

Once you have completed the school you are then a fully signed up member of the Bloco and you'll hopefully stay with us for the rest of the year...or forever! You can join Junior Summer School as a Drummer / Brass-woowind or Steel Pan player. We are not doing DANCE at this year's JSS.

Drumming
Our drums are samba drums and the Bateria (drum section) is at the centre of the Bloco, no previous experience is required to join this section, you just need to love it loud!

Brass-Woodwind players
We call this our brass section but it really means any wind instrument you can walk with, you need to have access to your own instrument, or borrow from your school, and you must be able to play the notes because we play as an ensemble, we don't provide individual tuition. No grades required.

Steel pan
We have places for 19 young people in this section. It's great if you have a bit of previous pan experience, but if you don't and just love music you'll fit right in!

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Bloco Lates

Bloco Lates is a programme delivered by Sheila Maurice-Grey which happens monthly. It is for any young people who would like to develop their music skills in an environment led by other young people, emerging artists and guest musicians. The sessions involve learning new music, hearing from other artists and having fun creating new music from your own ideas. We explore different genres from Grime to 2nd Line, funk, afrobeat etc.

If you would like more information or to be added to Sheila's mailing list to be updated about the sessions fill in the form.

Dates:

For more information, click here...

Bloco Lates is a programme delivered by Sheila Maurice-Grey which happens monthly. It is for any young people who would like to develop their music skills in an environment led by other young people, emerging artists and guest musicians. The sessions involve learning new music, hearing from other artists and having fun creating new music from your own ideas. We explore different genres from Grime to 2nd Line, funk, afrobeat etc.

If you would like more information or to be added to Sheila's mailing list to be updated about the sessions fill in the form.

Dates:
Thursday 15th March 2018 - Cori D Afrobeats dance
Monday 23rd April 2018 - Mark Kavuma and the Banger Factory
Monday 28th May 2018 - TBC

Venue:
Meet outside the Gamelan room in Spirit Level, Royal Festival Hall, Belevedere Road, London, SE1 8XX

Time:
6-8pm

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Croydon Bloco Easter 2018

The Croydon Bloco project is back this Easter and we are looking for young people who would like to learn drumming and steel pans, and who already play a brass or woodwind instrument.

Dates:
5th - 7th April 2018
11am-4pm

Venue:
Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street, Croydon, CR9 1ET

Age:
10 - 18 year olds

It's FREE!

Sign up:
Sign up by filling in the form below and we will send you an acceptance email

Drumming

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The Croydon Bloco project is back this Easter and we are looking for young people who would like to learn drumming and steel pans, and who already play a brass or woodwind instrument.

Dates:
5th - 7th April 2018
11am-4pm

Venue:
Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street, Croydon, CR9 1ET

Age:
10 - 18 year olds

It's FREE!

Sign up:
Sign up by filling in the form below and we will send you an acceptance email

Drumming
Our drums are samba drums and the Bateria (drum section) is at the centre of the Bloco, no previous experience is required to join this section, you just need to love it loud!

Brass-Woodwind players
We call this our brass section but it really means any wind instrument you can walk with, you need to have access to your own instrument, or borrow from your school, and you must be able to play the notes because we play as an ensemble, we don't provide individual tuition. No grades required.

Steel pan
We have places for 14 young people in this section. If you have some experience that's great, but if not we will teach you!

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