Workshops & Activities

Gamelan Group Workshops - Autumn 2017

Part of Gamelan

Get a group together to have a go at playing the Javanese gamelan (percussion orchestra from Indonesia).

These introductory gamelan workshops are available to groups of up to 20 participants. Each two-hour session explores traditional Javanese repertoire but can be tailored to your specific needs to include composition and performing with an expert tutor.

A range of special needs can also be accommodated.

These sessions are great for primary and secondary schools (particularly KS3 & KS4), colleges and universities, family get-togethers and birthday celebrations.

No previous musical experience is necessary, just a willingness to take off your shoes and have fun. Playing gamelan can inspire self-confidence, improve coordination, encourage team-building, and enhance listening skills.

In 1987, Southbank Centre was privileged to receive a beautiful Javanese percussion orchestra called gamelan. This was a remarkable gift from the Government of the Republic of Indonesia to the people of the UK as a gesture of friendship.

As is the case with many important gamelan ensembles, ours was named 'Kyai Lebdha Jiwa' or 'The Venerable Spirit of Perfection'.

Dates & times

26 Sep 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
Approximate run time: 120 mins
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  • September 2017

    • Tue 26 September 2017
      • 2:00 pm
    • Wed 27 September 2017
      • 10:30 am
    • Thu 28 September 2017
      • 10:30 am
      • 2:00 pm
  • October 2017

    • Tue 3 October 2017
      • 2:00 pm
    • Wed 4 October 2017
      • 10:30 am
    • Thu 5 October 2017
      • 10:30 am
      • 2:00 pm
    • Tue 10 October 2017
      • 2:00 pm
    • Wed 11 October 2017
      • 10:30 am
    • Thu 12 October 2017
      • 10:30 am
      • 2:00 pm
    • Tue 17 October 2017
      • 2:00 pm
    • Wed 18 October 2017
      • 10:30 am
    • Thu 19 October 2017
      • 10:30 am
      • 2:00 pm
    • Tue 31 October 2017
      • 2:00 pm
  • November 2017

    • Wed 1 November 2017
      • 10:30 am
      • 1:30 pm
    • Thu 2 November 2017
      • 10:30 am
      • 2:00 pm
    • Tue 7 November 2017
      • 2:00 pm
    • Wed 8 November 2017
      • 10:30 am
    • Thu 9 November 2017
      • 10:30 am
      • 2:00 pm
    • Tue 14 November 2017
      • 2:00 pm
    • Wed 15 November 2017
      • 10:30 am
    • Thu 16 November 2017
      • 10:30 am
      • 2:00 pm
    • Tue 21 November 2017
      • 2:00 pm
    • Wed 22 November 2017
      • 10:30 am
    • Thu 23 November 2017
      • 10:30 am
      • 2:00 pm
    • Tue 28 November 2017
      • 2:00 pm
    • Wed 29 November 2017
      • 10:30 am
    • Thu 30 November 2017
      • 10:30 am
      • 2:00 pm
  • December 2017

    • Tue 5 December 2017
      • 2:00 pm
    • Wed 6 December 2017
      • 10:30 am
    • Thu 7 December 2017
      • 10:30 am
      • 2:00 pm
    • Tue 12 December 2017
      • 2:00 pm
    • Wed 13 December 2017
      • 10:30 am
    • Thu 14 December 2017
      • 10:30 am
      • 2:00 pm
    • Tue 19 December 2017
      • 2:00 pm

where

Royal Festival Hall
Gamelan Room, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

£195 - book by phone
£3 transaction fee

need to know

Age recommendation
For ages 6+

Dates & Times
Autumn 2017: Tue 19 Sep – Tue 19 Dec 2017
Available sessions: Tuesdays (2pm), Wednesdays (10.30am) and Thursdays (10.30am & 2pm)

Workshops can be arranged on other dates and times subject to tutor availability.

For all queries regarding gamelan at Southbank Centre, please contact [email protected] or phone 020 7921 0767.

Ticketing
£195 per group + £3 transaction fee.

Please note: these workshops are not available to book online. To book, call our group ticket line on 020 7960 4225 (Monday – Friday, 9.30am – 5.30pm).

Access
For visitors with prams, buggies and wheelchairs, or requiring step-free access to the Gamelan Room please go to the Welcome Hub on Level 2 Green Side of Royal Festival Hall, where our Visitor Experience team are happy to assist you.