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90 minutes to watch, 1 year to make and a lifetime of benefit

The future of Bristol's talent is here now, in every school in our city, just waiting to be given a chance to shine. Repercussion 2006 aims to start the search at the very first opportunity, even before the talented ones know they have something to offer.

An evening at the Colston Hall in Bristol on March 13th 2006 showcased the culmination of our children's newly discovered talents as well as celebrated their achievements with a professional show of singing and drumming from around the world, to continue the process of inspiration and aspiration.

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Over the past two years many local Bristol artists and leading lights from around the
world have been working and encouraging our younger generations to explore their
hidden musical and creative abilities through the many mediums of art, dance and music.

The funding for these workshops, organised by Vic Ecclestone from The Arts Development Unit at Bristol City Council, has now finished. Repercussion 2006 will celebrate what has been achieved and try to raise sponsorship so that these workshops can be continued.

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The show

The evening featured displays of art specially created for the event by children from local primary schools. Bristol artists Anji-Jane Cutler and Sarah Jessie Peyton have been working on 3d installation/sculpture and 2d textiles. Tony Orrell had been producing videos.

Performing in the show, alongside the professional groups, were children from local primary schools, featuring 'Body Percussion', choreographed by Jack Kingslake. A 'Sound Shape' procession orchestrated by Laurie French and African drumming facilitated by Simon Carver.

You can find pictures from the event here.

A dvd of the show is available here.

Ghana Goods band   No Grate Sheikhs   Bristol Samba
Dilkush   Drum Bank Ambassadors   City of Bristol Choir

Click to download our sponsorship information pack

Click on the following link to read the story of 'The Legend of Drum', written by local Bristol writer Alun Dawes.

Press articles about Repercussion 2006:

Bristol Evening Post : February 1st

Bristol Evening Post : February 2nd

Bristol Evening Post : February 4th

Bristol Evening Post : February 4th

Bristol Evening Post : March 2nd

For pdf's of the above articles, including pictures, please click on the links below:

Bristol Evening Post : February 1st

Bristol Evening Post : February 4th

Bristol Evening Post : March 2nd

Click to download the Repercussion 2006 programme (1.7mb)

We would especially like to thank the following sponsors:

Telephone: 0117 952 5273 or use the contact form here

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