“Making” Music

In may CMW applied for a small funding pot from Voluntary Arts Wales to run open workshops in the community as part of voluntary arts week, and we were lucky enough to receive it. We decided to team up with Roath Food Market and run junk percussion workshops to provide an opportunity for the community to further socialize and create. On Saturday the 7th of May we popped down to Mackintosh Sports Club with an unusual selection of instruments (unusual because they hadn’t been made yet!) Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t on our side on the day, but that never stops us. With bits of junk and recycling in hand we set about attracting people over to have a go. Thankfully plenty of people agreed that the weather shouldn’t stop you being creative and they got stuck right in, creating their own instruments and playing them alongside our very experienced tutor Fran. People of all ages gathered round to literally make music with us, and we hope that the activities echoed the message of sustainability the market organisers abide by, and that we encouraged people to make music at home. A few weeks after this workshop on the 2nd of June Fran also went to Radio Wales to teach Wynne Evans how to make a few instruments and talk about CMW. You can still listen to the broadcast on BBC iPlayer, and trust us that it’s worth it!