African dance and drumming event to be held in Weston

The event will take place at the hotel, in Birnbeck Road.

The event will take place at the hotel, in Birnbeck Road. - Credit: Archant

An event featuring various African dances and drumming will be held in Weston this month.

Iona Gibbons, of Weston, has organised a two-day event taking place on March 21-22 at the Savoy Hotel, in Birnbeck Road.

Guests will be taught how to play drums in a West African Djembe drum class from the Ivory Coast and Guinea Bissau, and they will also learn new dances from the continent.

Iona, who is a dancer herself, said she organised the event because she wanted to bring something new to the town.

She said: "The event is about offering something different.

"It's for people of all ages to participate and for all body shapes, particularly us ladies.

"We can feel we don't have the dancing body, but African dancing is for everyone. Everyone is celebrated."

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