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ROUTES & ROOTS: Full Workshop Programme – free BHM & Halloween activities for all ages!

Check out our full festival programme, with cycling, lantern-making, capoeira, drumming and more! Build props, learn skills and be part of our Katumba Halloween Carnival!

By KATUMBA BLOCO
Fri 15 October, 2021

Routes and Routes – Festival of the African Diaspora is two weeks of workshops for you to try out different activities from the African Diaspora: dance, drumming, spoken word, and more! Culminating in the Katumba Halloween Carnival on the 31st. Find out more about the festival here.

Scroll down for our full festival programme, including carnival workshops (capoeira, lantern-making, spoken word and dance) where you can learn performance skills and make props to take part in this year’s Halloween Carnival.

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Take part in Carnival Workshops and be part of the Katumba Halloween Carnival on the 31st!

FULL PROGRAMME

***WEEK ONE***

Sunday 17th October

3-5pm – Discussion Workshop “Black History Month-The People’s Take Over?!” – Empowerment or Tokenism?

“Is “”Black History Month”” really working? If so, how and who for? Come and have your say with an open discussion, sharing and reasoning.

Where: Capoeira for All Studio’ (Bell 6), John Archer Hall, Upper Hill Street (off Windsor Street), Toxteth, L8 1YR.

Booking: All welcome.” no pre-booking required

Cost: Free

Ages: all 

Monday 18th

2-4.30pm – Community Cycle Ride
Open to everyone, a relaxed social bike ride to encourage people to be more confident on the road. Between 3 and 5 miles. Please wear weather appropriate clothing

Where: Asylum link St. Annes Overbury road

Booking: If not an asylum link service user just e-mail actionasylum@asylumlink.org.uk

Cost: Free

Ages: all 

4.30-6pm – Drumming with Katumba for women and kids

Where: Asylum Link St. Annes Overbury road 5

Booking: If not an asylum link service user just e-mail actionasylum@asylumlink.org.uk

Cost: Free

Ages: all 

7.30-9pm – Capoeira For All Beginners Classes-

“A taste of the  Afro-Brazilian art-form of Capoeira: an exciting and dynamic Afro-Brazilian art-form that combines elements of movement, dance, martial arts, music, and play. Develop FITNESS, CO-ORDINATION, FLEXIBILITY, MUSICALITY. Improve OVERALL PHYSICAL AND MENTAL WELLBEING. Learn BASIC CAPOEIRA MOVEMENTS, CAPOEIRA SONG AND MUSIC. Suitable for people of all ages and abilities, an excellent way to get you moving and learning, even if you have no movement practice or experience of Capoeira. A welcoming and safe space for all.                                                                                                                   

OPTION TO DO IT AS A FIVE WK COURSE STARTING W/C 18TH. Enquire DIRECTLY WITH CFA 

Where: Capoeira For All John Archer Hall, 68 Upper Hill St, Liverpool, L8 1YR

Booking: akil@capoeiraforall.org | 07821372543 Mention ‘Routes & Roots’  

Cost: £0-£6

Ages: 18+

Tuesday 19th

12.30-1.30pm – BHM talk by Curtis Watt

 A sharing on BHM, what it is and the importance of it 

Where: Café Laziz, Central Link Childrens Centre, Peter St, St Helens WA10 1AF

Booking: All welcome.” no pre-booking required

Cost: Free

Ages: 18+ 

6.30-7.30pm – Bootcamp Fitness by Centre of Development

A multi-Joint, functional, fun workout using whole-body exercises that simulate movements we us in our everyday life. The workshop will incorporate movements such as push ups, squats, lunges and crunches and many more.

Where: Unity Youth and Community Centre  49 Dove St, Liverpool L8 0TU

Booking: All welcome.” no pre-booking required

Cost: Free

Ages: 12-16y.o

Wednesday 20th

10-11am – Bootcamp Fitness For Women by Centre of Development

A multi-Joint, functional, fun workout using whole-body exercises that simulate movements we us in our everyday life. The workshop will incorporate movements such as push ups, squats, lunges and crunches and many more.

Where: PAL Multicultural Centre, 68A Mulgrave St, Liverpool L8 2TF

Booking: if not already part of PAL, e-mail admin@palcentre.community

Cost: Free

Ages: all 

4.30-6pm – Katumba Drumming & Movement Workshop

Where: Asylum Link St. Annes Overbury road 5

Booking: If not an asylum link service user just e-mail actionasylum@asylumlink.org.uk

Cost: Free

Ages: all 

6-7.30pm – Dance with Movema

“Take part and perform with us at the Katumba Halloween Carnival! Fun, friendly classes with dances from the African Diaspora! Time to reconnect and celebrate one another.

Where: PAL Multicultural Centre, 68A Mulgrave St, Liverpool L8 2TF

Booking: https://movema.co.uk/classes/      OR call  07548365869

Cost: £0-£7

Ages: all 

6.30-8pm – Body Confidence (GIRLS ONLY) by Waishee Coaching, will be running a Body Confidence workshop for girls, sharing her personal story on how she overcame body Dysmorphia, low self esteem, suffering with an Eating Disorder to learning to love her body and embarking upon a journey of health wellbeing fitness, and performances such as a Fire Dancer!

Where: Fire Fit, 115 Upper Warwick St, Toxteth, Liverpool L8 8HD

Booking: nicola@waisheecoaching.co.uk

Cost: Free

Ages: 11 – 19 year old

Thursday 21st

7.30-9pm – Capoeira For All Beginners Classes

“A taste of the  Afro-Brazilian art-form of Capoeira: an exciting and dynamic Afro-Brazilian art-form that combines elements of movement, dance, martial arts, music, and play. Develop FITNESS, CO-ORDINATION, FLEXIBILITY, MUSICALITY. Improve OVERALL PHYSICAL AND MENTAL WELLBEING. Learn BASIC CAPOEIRA MOVEMENTS, CAPOEIRA SONG AND MUSIC. Suitable for people of all ages and abilities, an excellent way to get you moving and learning, even if you have no movement practice or experience of Capoeira. A welcoming and safe space for all.                                                                                                                  

OPTION TO DO IT AS A FIVE WK COURSE STARTING W/C 18TH. iNQUIRE DIRECTLY WITH CFA 

Where: John Archer Hall, 68 Upper Hill St, Liverpool, L8 1YR

Booking: akil@capoeiraforall.org | 07821372543 Mention ‘Routes & Roots’

Cost: £0-£6  Ages: 18+

Friday 22nd

3-5pm Roots, Power and Identity before and now -Sharing of Pan African movement and music practices to shape the dialogue portion

Black History Month The People’s Take Over: : Liverpool: Roots, Power and our Identity

“In this gathering we’ll explore Liverpool as a place of power and the relationship this has with our power and identity; what we have done in the past to create a space for ourselves as people of the African Diaspora, and how we will use this opportunity to have the vital discussion on how we can look to the future, beyond “”BHM”” to establish our Self- and Community empowerment 12 months of the year. 

Liverpool is a Power Place. It’s known for its fiery, funny, fierce, rebellious, determined, enigmatic people. It’s known for being an old community, oldest Black, oldest Chinese.. People were settled here long before the establishment of the ‘City of Liverpool’, so the people’s connection to this place goes way way back. Fighting for an end to inequality and racism will mean reconnecting to ourselves, our strength and reconnecting to the place we live out this struggle and grow. It’ll also mean looking beyond this month and to the power of Black History, roots and culture all year round.

Where: Katumba Culture Hub, John Archer Hall, 68 Upper Hill Street, L8 1YR.”

Booking: ‘no pre-booking required, but spaces will be limited due to covid guidelines

Cost: Free

Ages: all 

4-5.30pm – Bootcamp Fitness by Centre of Development

“a multi-Joint, functional, fun workout using whole-body exercises that simulate movements we us in our everyday life. The workshop will incorporate movements such as push ups, squats, lunges and crunches and many more.”

Where: Unity Youth and Community Centre  49 Dove St, Liverpool L8 0TU

Booking: Drop-In

Cost: Free

Ages: 6-11y.o

Sunday 24th

Black History Month The People’s Take Over: Roots of Community Arts

“Liverpool and the Liverpool 8 community played a critical role in the development of “”Community Arts”” as resistance to the racism prevalent in the 60’s and 70’s. Harnessing the power and creativity of pan-African cultural arts, it was response to the State practice of ‘exclusion or assimilation’ of Black and Brown communities. But the roots and routes of this story go way back to the foundations of contemporary racism and the mechanisms that established it in our society today.

Come listen, learn and have your say

Where: Capoeira for All Studio (Bell 6), John Archer Hall, 68 Upper Hill Street, Toxteth, L8 1YR.

Booking: no pre-booking required 

Cost: Free

Ages: all 

10-1pm – Lantern Making: Make your own lantern  for the Katumba Halloween Carnival

Make your very own lantern to light up Katumba’s Halloween Parade – great group/family activity! Join our exciting carnival preparations at Katumba Culture Hub, and be part of the dazzling Halloween spectacle on Sunday 31st October!

Where: Katumba Culture Hub | John Archer Hall, 68 Upper Hill St, Liverpool, L8 1YR

Booking: Click here to book

Cost: Free

Ages: all 

5-6pm Roots, Power and Identity moving forward-Dialogue on how we can look to the future, beyond “”BHM”” to establish our Self- and Community empowerment 

Black History Month The People’s Take Over: : Liverpool: Roots, Power and our Identity

“In this gathering we’ll explore Liverpool as a place of power and the relationship this has with our power and identity; what we have done in the past to create a space for ourselves as people of the African Diaspora, and how we will use this opportunity to have the vital discussion on how we can look to the future, beyond “”BHM”” to establish our Self- and Community empowerment 12 months of the year. 

Liverpool is a Power Place. It’s known for its fiery, funny, fierce, rebellious, determined, enigmatic people. It’s known for being an old community, oldest Black, oldest Chinese.. People were settled here long before the establishment of the ‘City of Liverpool’, so the people’s connection to this place goes way way back. Fighting for an end to inequality and racism will mean reconnecting to ourselves, our strength and reconnecting to the place we live out this struggle and grow. It’ll also mean looking beyond this month and to the power of Black History, roots and culture all year round.

Where: Katumba Culture Hub, John Archer Hall, 68 Upper Hill Street, L8 1YR.”

Booking: ‘no pre-booking required, but spaces will be limited due to covid guidelines

Cost: Free

Ages: all 

***WEEK TWO***

Monday 25th

1-3.30pm – Cycle Maintenance

A teaching workshop enabling people to independently maintain their bikes so they don’t have to rely on bike shops for minor maintenance issues.

Where: Kuumba Imani Millennium Centre, 4 Princes Rd, Liverpool L8 1TH

Booking: cycleof.life@outlook.com

Cost: Free

Ages: all 

7- 8.30pm – Katumba Drumming & Movement Taster Session

“October is Black History Month and we’re sharing with everybody one of the most popular practices of the diaspora: carnival drumming!! Let’s connect with each other and have loads of fun Katumba style!

No experience needed, come try the basics of what we offer: we’ll take you on a journey of body percussion, drumming and some movement to get your body ready to wear our drums! Expect to feel uplifted, inspired, full of energy and wanting more – which you’ll be able to do in NOVEMBER at our Intro to the Katumba Experience course. “

Where: Katumba Culture Hub | John Archer Hall, 68 Upper Hill St, Liverpool, L8 1YR

Booking: Click here to book

Cost: Free

Ages: 18+ (16 if accompanied by an adult)

Tuesday 26th

10.30-1pm – Basketball

A fun workshop for all ages learning the basics of basketball

Where: Kuumba Imani Millennium Centre, 4 Princes Rd, Liverpool L8 1TH

Booking: cycleof.life@outlook.com

Cost: Free

Ages: All

7.30-9pm – Capoeira For All Beginners Classes

“A taste of the  Afro-Brazilian art-form of Capoeira: an exciting and dynamic Afro-Brazilian art-form that combines elements of movement, dance, martial arts, music, and play. Develop FITNESS, CO-ORDINATION, FLEXIBILITY, MUSICALITY. Improve OVERALL PHYSICAL AND MENTAL WELLBEING. Learn BASIC CAPOEIRA MOVEMENTS, CAPOEIRA SONG AND MUSIC.                                                                             

Suitable for people of all ages and abilities, an excellent way to get you moving and learning, even if you have no movement practice or experience of Capoeira. A welcoming and safe space for all.                                                                                                                   

OPTION TO DO IT AS A FIVE WK COURSE STARTING W/C 18TH. iNQUIRE DIRECTLY WITH CFA 

Where: John Archer Hall, 68 Upper Hill St, Liverpool, L8 1YR

Booking: akil@capoeiraforall.org | 07821372543 Mention ‘Routes & Roots’  

Cost: £0-£6

Ages: 18+

Weds 27

10.30-12.30pm – Spoken Word  & African Drumming for Halloween Carnival by Curtis Watt

Be part of the Katumba Halloween Carnival: Percussion and rhythm paired with spoken word. Making a spoken piece with participants to be performed at the Katumba Halloween Carnival.

Where: Kuumba Imani Millennium Centre, 4 Princes Rd, Liverpool L8 1TH

Booking: cycleof.life@outlook.com

Cost: Free

Ages: all

11-1.30pm – Community Cycle Ride

Aimed at families, a relaxed social bike ride to encourage people to be more confident on the road. Between 3 and 5 miles. Please wear weather appropriate clothing

Where: Princes Park

Booking: cycleof.life@outlook.com

Cost: Free

Ages: all ages

1.30-3pm – Katumba Family Drumming Workshop

October is Black History Month and we’re sharing with everybody one of the most popular practices of the diaspora: carnival drumming!! This session is for the whole family to enjoy, although best suited to ages 6+. Under 5s are welcome to come along and share a drum with a grown up!

Where: Katumba Culture Hub, L8

Booking: Click here to book

Cost: Free

Ages: All welcome. Children aged 5 and under will need to share a drum with a grown up

6-7.30pm – Dance with Movema

“Take part and perform with us at the Katumba Halloween Carnival! 

Fun, friendly classes with dances from the African Diaspora! Time to reconnect and celebrate one another.

Where: PAL Multicultural Centre, 68A Mulgrave St, Liverpool L8 2TF

Booking: https://movema.co.uk/classes/      OR call  07548365869

Cost: £0-£7

Ages: all

Thursday 28th October

10.30-12.30pm – Spoken Word  & African Drumming for Halloween Carnival by Curtis Watt

Be part of the Katumba Halloween Carnival: Percussion and rhythm paired with spoken word. Making a spoken piece with participants to be performed at the Katumba Halloween Carnival.

Where: Kuumba Imani Millennium Centre, 4 Princes Rd, Liverpool L8 1TH

Booking: cycleof.life@outlook.com

Cost: Free

Ages: all

7.30-9pm – Capoeira For All Beginners Classes

“A taste of the  Afro-Brazilian art-form of Capoeira: an exciting and dynamic Afro-Brazilian art-form that combines elements of movement, dance, martial arts, music, and play. Develop FITNESS, CO-ORDINATION, FLEXIBILITY, MUSICALITY. Improve OVERALL PHYSICAL AND MENTAL WELLBEING. Learn BASIC CAPOEIRA MOVEMENTS, CAPOEIRA SONG AND MUSIC.                                                                             

Suitable for people of all ages and abilities, an excellent way to get you moving and learning, even if you have no movement practice or experience of Capoeira. A welcoming and safe space for all.                                                                                                                  

OPTION TO DO IT AS A FIVE WK COURSE STARTING W/C 18TH. iNQUIRE DIRECTLY WITH CFA 

Where: John Archer Hall, 68 Upper Hill St, Liverpool, L8 1YR

Booking: akil@capoeiraforall.org | 07821372543 Mention ‘Routes & Roots’  

Cost: £0-£6

Friday 29th

6-7pm – Dance with Movema

By Dance, our stories are told- Dance from the diaspora. African, Carnival, Dancehall.

Where: African Heritage Caribbean Centre | 37 Pomfret St, Liverpool L8 8ND

Booking: drop in

Cost: Free

Ages: all

6-9pm – Wellbeing & Self-Care:

An evening of practices to focus on your self-care by experienced teachers sharing wellbeing practices from the diaspora:yoga & soundbath by Juliana Brazil Movement, back, neck and shoulder massage by Maxine Brown, and auricular (ear) acupuncture by Carol Darby Darton

Where: Katumba Culture Hub

Booking: Katumba Eventbrite HERE

Cost: Free

Ages: 18+ (16+ accompanied by an adult)

Friday 29th October 6pm-9pm Wellness Evening: Yoga, Massage, Acupuncture

 

 

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