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Music, Thu 2 Aug 2018, £8-£16

LDSM - Akrowa

LDSM - Akrowa



    Dancer Adie Baako and drummer Thomas Annang share a lifetime of music and stories to transport audiences to their African childhoods near the coast in Ghana. With no electricity in their village, singing, drumming and dancing was the best way to entertain themselves. Whether intended to start a party, tell the stories of farmers and fishermen or honour ancestors, the infectious drum beats and spectacular dance moves will thrill any audience. Since coming to Northern Ireland in 2009 Thomas has performed and delivered workshops across the UK at venues too numerous to mention and festivals including WOMAD and the Edinburgh Festival. Adie first visited Scotland in 2014, since when he has worked for ABC Creative Music with hundreds of Scottish schoolchildren, taught at Dancebase and has joined Sankofa Beats, an African drum & dance group based in Edinburgh. Enjoy Akrowa’s first visit to the North West, brought to LDSM in conjunction with Live Music Now.

    Present your Blackwell concert ticket at the Arts & Crafts House ticket desk after 2.30pm and get £1 off the admission price to the House.

    Event details

    Dates Times
    Thu 2 Aug 2018 17:30


    £16 Unreserved Seating


    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
    • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing

    Benefits for Groups Save on our standard admission charge for groups of 12 or more. Visiting all three venues in one day may be too much, that’s why we allow groups to spread their visits over a 7 day period. To be eligible for the discount, all three visits must be made by the same group. FREE coach parking during your visit and a further two hours FREE coach parking at Abbot Hall, to see the historic town of Kendal. Coach welcomed by a member of staff. Pre-booked catering options with reserved seating. Bookable group talks, for differing interest and knowledge levels. Early visits starting at Blackwell before we open to the general public.


    Laura Howorth

    01539 742621


    LA23 3JT


    Follow A5074 from Bowness, Lyth Valley Road, then take B5360 located 1 mile from Bowness. Blue RAC signs provided.

    Parking: free

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