Swanage Community Drum Circle meet every month to explore the use of rhythm, hand drums and percussion. We welcome people of all abilities, from beginners to experienced musicians, who enjoy creating rhythm-songs together.

What to expect at a drum circle.

Drum circles are different every time, but they involve a mixture of improvisation and structure. If you don’t own your own drums or percussion, it’s not a problem – we provide djembes, a variety of other drums, shakers, woods and bells. Swanage Drum Circle is facilitated by Lawrie and Wilma Sandford, who are passionate about rhythm, and certified by Village Music Circles – a worldwide drum circle facilitation movement.


Emmanuel Church & Centre, 160 Victoria Avenue, Swanage, Dorset BH19 1AZ

Suggested contribution £3 – £5

Next Gathering:


Thursday 18th May 2017

7:15 for 7:30 – 9:15pm

All over age 16 are welcome. From complete beginners to experienced musicians. No previous musical experience is necessary.

Facilitated, in the moment, Drum and Percussion Rhythm Fun.

Future dates

Thursday 26 January 2017
Thursday 16 February 2017
Thursday 16 March 2017
Thursday 20 April 2017
Thursday 18 May 2017
Thursday 15 June 2017