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Welcome baby Erin!

In April, our little Erin arrived to brighten up our world! She’s almost 5 months old now, and doing great! She’s got her little percussion bag, and yes, of course I have already started testing out her stick grip haha!

Maternity leave!

I’m excited to share that in the coming weeks, I am going to meet my little one! I’ve massively enjoyed my pregnancy on the whole, and have continued to make music throughout. She will certainly emerge with some rhythmic headstart I am sure! The amazing folks in my various projects are going to keep the gigs playing in my absence, head over to my gigs page for 2022 dates as they emerge 🙂

 

New Instagram account!

Head on over to check out my new Instagram account!

There’ll be lots of new content there including mini lessons, photos, gig throwbacks, and opportunities with the brilliant organisations I work with (Global Grooves, Jubacana, and Juba do Leão).

https://www.instagram.com/hollyprestdrums/

Zero Hour / We Belong Here – panel discussion

It was great to be part of this panel discussion and to reflect on my practice…

Artist Talks 4: Co-Lab

As part of our E-Residency: Zero Hour, we invite you to join us for a series of live talks and panel discussions from professionals in the creative world!This will be our 2nd-panel discussion of the series that explores the theme of Co-LAB; exploring collaboration as a creative practice and discussing the opportunities and challenges of the digital space.This week we are joined by percussionist and Artistic Director of Global Grooves- Holly Prest, Shabari Rao; an independent artist, educator, and researcher based in Bangalore, India. Hungarian artist and sculptor Leon Varga, who is also developing Seagulls Lifehouse. This panel discussion will be facilitated by filmmaker and pedagogue, Michael Joseph.

Posted by We Belong Here on Saturday, 30 May 2020

Go Fund Me – supporting Brazilian groups

SUPPORTING THE MARACATUS OF BRAZIL.
A little collective of us have set up a crowdfunder to support the communities of our much loved Maracatu groups in Brazil. It did so well in the first 24 hours that we extended the target and have almost hit that one too!

https://www.gofundme.com/manage/globally-connected-support-for-groups-in-brazil

‘Inspirational Music Leader’ nomination

Nominated for Youth Music‘s ‘Inspirational Music Leader’ Award 2019. Delighted! And totally blessed to work with such incredibly inspiring young folks (we do this amazing stuff together!) ⭐️
 
? – Sara Kinas

She Grows x MU Mentor!

I’m excited to be part of #shegrowsXMU as a mentor – a mentoring programme for women in music organised by @WeAreTheMU in partnership with @shesaid.so. Find out more about the MU at http://www.theMU.org #BehindEveryMusician

Manchester Children’s Hospital!

I’ll be performing at this wonderful event with Global Grooves and Cabasa Carnival Arts to bring a smile to these lovely children’s faces… you’re welcome to get involved! Tues 20th August in the summer holidays. Click here for info and to sign up!

https://www.globalgrooves.org/zest-fest-2019-sign-up/

Future Leaders 2018/19 final show!

Next week (8-14th April) sees our third cohort of incredible young artists complete this year’s residential programme with us; drummers, dancers, and visual artists coming together to create a brand new final piece – world premiere on Sat 13th April at The Vale!

Exciting gig season coming up – gigs announced!

After a recent 6-week trip to Brazil, I’m back and full of beans! I’m delighted to announce a huge list of Skutch Manos gigs from May onwards, as well as Jubacana, Juba do Leão, and Global Grooves events gradually being confirmed as the sunshine makes an appearance. Join me!