A Drum Circle is people creating music and community with rhythm, in a circle. The purpose of a drum circle is to give the participants an “in the moment” experience of his or her own rhythmical spirit and power.
We want to invite a lot of people, and we want people to have a great day of fun. So, yeah... good noise and a lot of fun!
At the risk of sounding like a council licensing officer...
What is your target event size - audience, particpants?
Who are your target audience -
(i) geographic - i.e. London-wide, south of the river, whole of Southwak borough, North Southwark and Bermondsey?
(ii) demographic - "usual suspects" or hard to reach groups?
What message are you trying to get across/what group(s) are you trying to provide a performance platform for?
We were thinking initially about a Park, but because of the rains (will be October the 10th) it would be much better in-doors. Also, because some of the workshops will need a close room, i.e. therapy massage.
>what about the drum circle being in, say, Brighton?
We really want to have this event for the Southwark people this time. Maybe in the future it could be somewhere else...
I would have thought outdoors (with tents for massage etc..) would be ideal if there is going to be music and sports. Otherwise I suppose you are looking at a really large indoors venue... Maybe down under the old arches under London Bridge Station (near where that new Theatre company has set up).. ?? there are some pretty big spaces there. The only indoor festival I have been to was the one they used to run in Heaven (about ten years ago!!), so maybe you could talk to some club venues.