Announcement 08/04/2024

We wanted to contact you as a valued part of the UK Playshop community to share the following news:

On the evening of April 5th, 2024, Paul John Dear tendered his resignation as a trainer and program director for Village Music Circles and by default, UK Playshop.

Our team at UK Playshop has decided unanimously as a result of Paul’s decision to bring UK Playshop’s work with VMC to a close. We will no longer be running drum circle facilitator trainings in the UK on their behalf. Our last VMC program will take place over the weekend of April 19-22. We are grateful for all the years we have shared with them but now is the time to look forward to the new.

We would like to thank our community for the amazing support we have received across the years and we want you all to know that we are fully committed to developing this relationship into the future on an ongoing basis and we will continue to do the rhythmical work we love and cherish.

Our new programmes will be hosted under the umbrella of Tinto Music and Arts and we can assure you that we aim to bring world class rhythm-based events to Wiston Lodge in Scotland.


This website will expire 13/04/2024


Paul John Dear                           Dr Jane Bentley                           Ray Watters