Sounds of the East in Surfleet

Children get attuned to Indonesian gamelan instruments at Surfleet Village Hall with Liz Lenten (right) of Scarlet Community Music Club. Photo (MIKE DAVISON): SG1507-24MD
Children get attuned to Indonesian gamelan instruments at Surfleet Village Hall with Liz Lenten (right) of Scarlet Community Music Club. Photo (MIKE DAVISON): SG1507-24MD
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MUSIC from Indonesia filled the air at Surfleet Village Hall when youngsters tried a selection of traditional gamelan instruments.

The children played tunes on instruments similar to xylophones and there were mighty gongs to bash too for a more dramatic sound.

Scarlet’s technical director, Wan Hewitt, said the visit to Surfleet went very well and children really enjoyed the music-making session.

A similar event is planned for September.

The session was made possible by South Holland’s Scarlet Community Music Club, part of Scarlet Music Services, and was led by Liz Lenten.

The not-for-profit organisation is supported by local and national arts funding and delivers projects including music clubs, vocal workshops and recording arts for young people aged from 11 to 18 years.

It also puts on performing arts winter and summer schools and works with very young children in nurseries and parent and toddler groups.