Several years ago Tim Neale our CEO attended a local festival and was struck by the community spirit and ethos – as well as the fantastic music. After discovering the festival was entirely run by volunteers as a charity, he decided to get involved. The festival was Rhythms of the World (ROTW) and we have been proud sponsors now for several years.
ROTW is a charity based in Hitchin, celebrating its 25th anniversary year this year. The aims of ROTW are,
Led by volunteers, ROTW is a registered charity that aims to unite diverse communities through music and the arts. We achieve this by organising a range of cultural events, culminating in an annual festival of world music, dance, arts and cuisine in Hitchin, Hertfordshire.
Sadly due to financial constraints ROTW was unable to stage the traditional large festival this year. Instead, ROTW is holding 25 exciting fundraising events, in and around Hitchin, to try to secure the future of the festival and the year-round community outreach projects.
For their next fundraising event, ROTW has teamed up with BX Dance and Choir On Fire, two local innovative youth groups, for two amazing performances of dance and music at The Queen Mother Theatre on Friday, June 3rd. First performance starts at 2:30 PM and tickets available from The Queen Mother Theatre.
On Saturday the 4th of June ROTW has organised an amazing day of live music at the family, fun day, Back2Schoolival, being held at Knights Templar Sports Centre, Baldock. Check out the huge range of activities and fun available throughout the day here.
In huge news for Rhythms of the World, they have just announced a special guest performance from Kim Wilde and Rick Wilde during an incredible evening of World Music set in the beautiful surroundings of St Mary’s Church, Hitchin, on Friday 9th of June. You can find full details here
ROTW’s fundraising events continue throughout the summer and they are sure there will be something for everyone to enjoy. If you would like further details, please check out their website events page here.
We are delighted to be involved with ROTW and hope you will be able to join us in supporting ROTW at some of these events.
We wish Rhythms of the World all the best this year. With enough community support, ROTW will be able to hold their traditional large festival of world music next year, and continue their year-round work in the community, bringing music and festival vibes to groups who, for various reasons, may be unable to attend the festival. #GetInvolved.
The Team at Seal Island Media.