Drum With Drummed Up!

Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced African drummer we would love you to join in our African drumming workshops. We are an open and friendly not-for-profit community drumming group based in the north east of England and we are always looking for new people to join us and discover the joys of African drumming!

Members of Drummed Up being taught by Mark Barfoot

Drummed Up's African drumming workshops run on Thursday nights from 6.30 - 9.30pm on the Fifth Floor of Broadacre House, Market Street, in the centre of Newcastle - if you are using satnav the postcode is NE1 6HQ. There is free parking after 5pm very close by at the Newcastle City Council multi storey car park next to Premier Inn on Oxford Street, postcode NE1 8AN. (Please note that this car park closes at midnight and there is a 1.8 metre (6'0") height restriction).

Each Drummed Up session costs £7 if you are waged or £3 if you are unwaged to just 'drop in' on a session-by-session basis. Alternatively, you can enrol on one or more of the three WEA courses that runs per year. This costs £55 for 11 sessions if you are waged or is free if you are on certain means-tested benefits (go to the WEA website for more information).

Members of Drummed Up being taught by Mark Barfoot

Our African drumming workshops run on most Thursday evenings throughout the year apart from August, when many of us go to the fantastic African Drum Village festival. If you would like to check that the workshop is running before you travel then please contact us by text or email, or message us on Facebook or Twitter (the links are at the bottom of the page).

This website has a password-protected Drummed Up members' area which contains videos, audio files and printable transcriptions of the African drumming rhythms that we play, so in between workshops you can practice at home on your drum if you have one, or on the table if you don't!

Drummed Up teacher Mark Barfoot


Finding Broadacre House:

Broadacre House is in the centre of Newcastle, on the corner of Market Street (East) and Carliol Street. The nearest Metro station is Monument.