CMW “Get Creative” in Cardiff City Centre

On 1-3 April 2016 BBC Wales, Arts Council of Wales and What Next? teamed up with the help of a number of fantastic organisations for a bumper weekend to celebrate the nation’s creativity – and CMW got involved. On Saturday the 2nd of April staff members and tutor Ron took a range of African drums into Cardiff city centre and set up outside the Owain Glyndwr to encourage passers-by to join in with some groovy drumming. Thankfully the weather was on our side and lots of wonderful people took a break out of their busy shopping schedules to make some music with us. True to form Ron led the group expertly and teased the nerves out of newcomers and encouraged everyone to just let go and enjoy the beat. After a few ice breakers and some rhythm games it was sounding awesome – and we even got a few rounds of applause, not bad for an hour’s work! It was great to see staff and members of the public step out of their comfort zone and enjoy the shared experience of making music. So thank you to everyone who joined in, whether you played a drum or just enjoyed watching, and thanks to the weather for keeping us dry and cheerful!