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Something for Everyone

Something for Everyone is a UCLan project supporting community groups through the provision of Media Factory spaces at times of low use by staff and students, as well as offering networking opportunities, marketing and promotional opportunities, and specialist artistic and technical support.

Questions about attending any of the activities or about running further activities can be sent to the Something for Everyone project lead Jon Aveyard on JAveyard@uclan.ac.uk.

For information about event dates, times, locations and prices please visit the UCLan What’s On Calendar.


The project currently supports the following ongoing groups:

The Worldwise Samba Drummers

The Worldwise Samba Drummers

Meeting most Wednesday evenings and frequently performing around Lancashire.

The Preston Samba Dancers

The Preston Samba Dancers

Meeting most Saturday mornings and frequently performing alongside the samba drummers.

The Preston People’s Choir

The Preston People’s Choir

Meeting most Tuesday evenings with occasional performances.

The Preston Scratch Band

The Preston Scratch Band

Meeting twice-monthly on Monday evenings.

Conga Roots

Conga Roots

Meeting once-monthly on a Saturday afternoon.

The Rhythm Alley Jammin’ sessions

The Rhythm Alley Jammin’ sessions

Meeting once-monthly on a Saturday afternoon.


The following one-off workshops and courses are also currently available:

Lee’s Introductory Guitar Workshop
with BA (Hons) Music student Lee Wharton. 
Sunday 19 March 2017

Lee’s Introductory Guitar Workshop

Conga Roots 8 week course
with Ryan Dixon.
Mondays March 20th – May 22nd 2017 (not bank holidays)

Conga Roots 8 week course

Leading a Music Group workshop
with BA (Hons) Music student Ben Gabb. 
Sunday 2 April 2017

Leading a Music Group workshop

The Pleasure of Playing
with professional clown Angela de Castro.
Sunday 7 May 2017

The Pleasure of Playing

Carnival samba dance course
with dance leader Anna Debbage. 
Saturday mornings from 13 May 2017

Carnival samba dance course

Surreal and representational sketching
a two-day workshop with professional artist Faye Spencer.
Sunday 14 May and Sunday 4 June 2017

Surreal and representational sketching

Candomble singing and drumming
with candomble and bloco specialist Jon Hardeman.
Saturday 20 May 2017

Candomble singing and drumming

Samba drumming
with candomble and bloco specialist Jon Hardeman.
Sunday 21 May 2017

Samba drumming course

Samba drumming course
with samba band leader Jon Aveyard.
Wednesday evenings from 24 May 2017

Samba drumming course

Biodanza workshop
with biodanza specialist Maria Canizalez-Jerez.
Thursday 15 June 2017

Biodanza workshop