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St Paul’s rocks to African drums

African drumsSt Paul’s echoed with the sound of African drums last Wednesday (28 October) at an exhilarating and inspiring workshop held as part of the Black History Month celebrations.

Renowned cultural performer KulchaLee entertained the crowds through drumming and storytelling with an African and Caribbean theme.

We were delighted to host the event and opened the doors of our St Paul’s Community Hub and welcomed along over 20 families, from across Cheltenham, to enjoy the fun.

Our Senior Housing Officer, Kevin Rudd, said: “This was a brilliant community event and we were delighted by the fantastic turnout. The local community really enjoyed the chance to experience a different culture and joined in with the party atmosphere.”

Building on the success of the event we are hoping to work in partnership with KulchaLee to deliver more workshops to young people to raise awareness of the rich African and Caribbean culture.

Black History Month celebrates the contributions and achievements that the Black, African and Caribbean communities have made locally in Cheltenham and around the world. Held throughout October, the aim of the month is to promote knowledge of Black history and experiences and communicate the positive Black contributions to British society.



Notes for editors

Cheltenham Borough Homes:

  • CBH is one of the top rated ALMOs (Arms Length Management Organisations) in the country. ALMOs are not for profit companies that run social housing services for their local council
  • Currently CBH manage and maintain around 5,000 tenant and leasehold properties with high satisfaction and performance levels, when compared nationally with other housing providers
  • CBH put their customers at the heart of what they do; working with them to shape services and ensure the company focuses on local need
  • CBH deliver more than high quality core landlord services: they have an ongoing programme building new homes and regenerating communities; they support people to find work and employment; work to improve financial inclusion and develop stock to make it more energy efficient

Press contact: Catherine Best e: t: 01242 775317  


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