Festival Parade Workshop Festé 2023

02/09/2023 - 16/09/2023, 13.30pm


Chapel Steet



Déda is a creative centre for dance, contemporary circus and outdoor work. The stunning building, located on Chapel Street, houses three professionally equipped dance studios,…

An opportunity to work with carnival artist and Mestre Chris Lewis-Jones (formerly Artistic Director of Sambawamba International Carnival Arts company and Musical Director of Nottingham School of Samba).  

We shall explore a variety of rhythms and patterns, traditional and contemporary, from Brazil and elsewhere, and processional skills. The workshops will be on the 2nd and 16th September, from 1.30-4.30pm, and will be free. The workshops will culminate in a procession, which we shall lead, as part of Derby Festé 2023,  on  the evening of September 23rd.

No previous experience of bateria music making or processions are needed. All welcome!

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