Afrovibes Global Choir – Can you sing? If so… join us!

To mark the opening of Afrovibes 2014 the words of Nelson Mandela have been set to music in a specially commissioned traditional English choral piece, to be sung by a virtual choir. To take part in this worldwide event, you are invited to upload a recording of your voice and join us as Afrovibes marks the 20th Anniversary of democracy in South Africa.

The finished performance, entitled No Easy Road to Freedom, will be very much a tribute to the South African freedom struggle and its video will launch the Afrovibes festival in October.

Click here to download all you need to join in this exciting project – and please tell your friends: we hope that they will want to join in as well.

No Easy Road to Freedom has been created for Afrovibes by MD Tim Cumper and the team at South Hill Park Arts Centre in Bracknell, Berkshire, as their special contribution to this year’s festival. People from all over the country, and the world, are being invited to share their voices in this global commission.

The deadline for your finished recording to be submitted is 11pm on Fri 12 Sep, to give the technical team time to create the final mix.

To view a virtual choir performance, please click here. We hope you’ll enjoy taking part in ours.

Check out all the events that are taking place at The Drum as part of Afrovibes 2014

We are seeking an Arts Programme Manager and Artifax & Executive Officer

The Drum Intercultural Arts Centre is a unique venue in the heart of the country that is committed to celebrating the diversity, challenges and vibrancy of all our different culture that make up the UK today. As part of our 20th Anniversary Celebrations we have embarked upon an ambitious £4.8 million pound capital project called Raising The Roof, which will enable us to grow and flourish. We are seeking two highly skilled and motivated individuals to join our current staff team to support our ambitious and exciting programme of activities in this very exciting time for The Drum:

Arts Programme Manager
£20,000 – £24,000 per annum
You will manage The Drum’s artistic programme including touring productions, music concerts, commissions, and the flagship Simmer Down Festival, ensuring that the programme delivers the departmental targets as well as contributes to departmental fund raising and income generation targets. You will need a degree or an appropriate qualification in a relevant subject, e.g. arts management, performing arts, visual arts or project management, a minimum of two years’ experience of working in the arts or a related field and proven planning, project management, administration and organisational skills.

Artifax & Executive Officer
£16,000 – £19,000 per annum
You will take responsibility for the development and implementation of The Drum’s Artifax Event Management system which is used to ensure the effective operation of The Drum’s programme of activities, carry out a range of administrative as well as providing professional and efficient administrative support to the Chief Executive and Head of Executive and Operations. The successful candidate will need to have substantial experience of developing and implementing computerised systems, providing administrative/secretarial support, minute taking as well as excellent planning and communication skills.

If you would like be a part of the exciting future developments at The Drum please contact Esther Lisk-Carew for an information pack and application form please email e.liskcarew@the-drum.org.uk

Closing date: Friday 29 August 2014

The Drum is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.