A CHANCE to tune in to benefits of the beat is being offered by a Stourbridge-based community drumming group.

A workshop harnessing the energy of West African drumming rhythms is being staged at Rock Village Hall near Bewdley on Friday October 13.

It is open to complete beginners and experienced drummers alike.

The event is being organised by Spirit of Djembe, a not-for-profit group which meets twice weekly at The Quaker Meeting House in Scotts Road, Stourbridge.

The workshop will be led by the group’s teacher Faith Sax, who grew up in South Africa and is dedicated to drumming for enjoyment and well-being.

She says: “Drumming is fun and energising. These ancient rhythms have many healing effects and put people in touch with their love of life.

“Rock Village Hall is a beautiful venue and there’s always a great sense of community and lots of fun at our gatherings.”

The latest workshop at the hall in Porchbrook Road follows the success of a similar event in the spring. The Spirit of Djembe group also took part in the Black Country Multicultural Day at Halesowen in July.

The event runs from 10am to 4pm and costs £25, including tea or coffee and an afternoon cream scone. Drums are available to borrow on request.

For more details email Faith at faithsax@gmail.com or call 07526 261250.