"If you want to learn about facilitating community drum circles then this is the place to learn ... and the people to learn with. Actually they don't teach you about drumming so much as how to create community. It's a beautiful thing, not least when shared with other like-minded souls. And it's a heap of fun. Just do it." Malcolm Gough, 2019 Graduate.

Facilitator’s Basic Training

Using the Village Music Circles™ protocol, the UK Playshop* (3-day Weekend) will empower you to build a rhythm community while exploring the foundational elements of drum circle facilitation. Learn powerful techniques and develop skills, whilst...
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Originally trained in theatre, Dr Jane Bentley spent six years touring the world with the International Purves Puppets. This involved being mostly invisible in such prestigious destinations as Syria, Taiwan, and Auchtermuchty village hall. She...
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One Day Facilitation Taster

Paul John Dear and Dr Jane Bentley are available all year round to bring a Taste of the UK Playshop to your rhythmical community. Have drums. Will Travel. This one day program covers the basics...
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UK Playshop is the home of Village Music Circles Global Trainers Paul John Dear and Dr Jane Bentley.

We provide Training for Drum Circle Facilitators across the UK and Ireland.

Our teacher and Mentor Arthur Hull alongside Jim Boneau will continue to co-facilitate with us during our 10 day Intensive Training. (Next one planned for October 2021)

Here at the UK Playshop  website you will find up to date information about our Training schedule for the one day, the weekend and the 10 day training programs. Our navigation bar ( up at the top there) will take you to all the relevant sections to enable you to register, find your way to the venues and bring everything you need.

Pour yourself a nice cup of tea and take a look around. We’ve got it covered.

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