A TOWN centre church is setting up both a youth and adult band to perform Caribbean music.
Trinity Methodist Church in Whitby Road is hoping the bands will take part in local events, exhibitions, fetes and shows.
To celebrate this initiative and to get people interested the church has organised Caribbean Bash! on Saturday from 11am-1pm.
There will be a selection of fun- packed activities and an expert will show how exciting playing the Caribbean steel pans can be.
People can then book lessons to be held in eight weekly blocks starting at the church from Friday, October 12 and if they do so on the day they will receive an introductory offer of half-price lessons for the first block booked.
At the event there will be craft activities including making a Caribbean flower garland, a competition to name the new band and free Caribbean food and smoothies.
Caribbean Bash! and the group’s sessions are mainly funded by EPN Live, who are also loaning steel pans for 12 months, along with the church itself, the borough council and EPNAVCO.
The event represents the church’s first steps to becoming a community arts centre.
Steel pan lessons for children over eight will take place from 6-6.45pm at £1 and for adults over 18 from 7-8.15pm at £2. Both sessions can take a maximum of 12 people.