Children participating in the music workshops last Saturday. / Sur

A festival of dance and recycled instruments for Vélez-Málaga children

Funded and organised by the Arts Society Nerja, twenty nine children took part in the music and dance workshops

J. RHODES TORRE DEL MAR.

Twenty nine children from schools in the Vélez-Málaga area took part in music and dance workshops, followed by a performance last Saturday.

The event was organised and funded by the Arts Society Nerja as part of their ongoing charity work. A number of other charities helped with funding and participated in the programme, including the Nordic society, MOC of the Collar of St Agnes and Arcoiris Onlus Padova.

The workshops taught children how to make instruments with recycled objects and then create an orchestra. They were taught by two musicians from Vibra-Tó company; a collective of musicians who create musical instruments from everyday objects.

There were also dance and video workshops before the performance which took place outside the Azucarera in Torre del Mar. Music grants were also given to four of the children to enable them to continue with their music studies.

Nerja Arts Society Chair Helen Sijsling said, "It was a huge success. The children were thrilled and the teachers were wonderful."