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Bloco Maluco

Bloco Maluco

WELCOME TO BLOCO MALUCO

Come join our samba drumming workshops, suitable for all levels, from complete beginners to experienced.  AND IT’S FREE!

We’ll teach you Brazilian-style samba drumming.  You’ll learn musical skills, from basic to advanced, on a range of percussion instruments.

Playing the drums can help ease anxiety or lift your spirits.  There’ll be opportunities for live performances which can give you a confidence boost that you can take into other areas of your life.

But samba isn’t just about the drumming. It’s also about building social and community links that break down barriers.

You’ll learn a lot about the Carnival tradition in Brazil and, through our links with other samba groups, you’ll find opportunities to develop related skills in dance, costume making and float building.

Come and have fun!

WHERE ARE WE?

Our weekly workshops are held at Dropout Recording Studio

You can find us about half way between Kennington Park and Camberwell Green on the Camberwell New Road. Look out for the Union Tavern, and opposite it on the other side of the road you’ll find Warham Street. Walk up Wareham Street and a few yards on your right you’ll see a small lane. That’s Madrigal Lane, and Dropout Studio is a little way along Madrigal Lane on the left – look out for the only building with a tall chimney.


We are a small, friendly group, open to all. We are lead by Mestre Mags, who has over 25 years experience of playing and teaching samba drumming. Our mission is to improve mental wellbeing and we are proud to be funded by SLaM.
Just come along to our weekly workshops, every Tuesday between 12pm and 2pm, no need to book just turn up around at 12 and you'll find us. If you do want get in touch or find out more just drop us a line here. Look forward to seeing you!
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Dropout Studios
Unit 6, Madrigal Lane, London, SE5 0TD

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Please get in touch to see how we can help.

We are really flexible and can work around you. We can come and meet you, or you can drop in and see us. If you’d rather speak to us over the phone, or send us an email or text – that’s fine too.

Opening hours:  9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday

Drop-in hours:   Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 1pm – 4pm (6 x 30min face-to-face appointments available on these days)

Call:                     0203 751 9684

Text:                    ‘HUB1’ and your query to 82727

Email:                  southwarkhub@together-uk.org

Drop in:               You won’t usually need to make an appointment to come in and see us in the afternoons.

If you want to pop in during the hours of 12pm-4.30pm, just turn up and someone will be there ready to speak to you.

You can visit us at the main Hub here:

Southwark Wellbeing Hub, at Thames Reach Employment Academy, 29 Peckham Road, London, SE5 8UA.

Come to Reception and ask for the Southwark Wellbeing Hub. Someone from our team will then come and meet you.

Closest train stations: Peckham Rye and Denmark Hill
Buses: 12, 36, 171, 345, 436 (Vestry Rd stop)

Our pop-ups:

You don’t need an appointment to visit us at one of our pop-up locations. These locations may change month to month so do come back to find out where we are currently.

 

Dragon Cafe, Crypt of St George the Martyr Church, Borough High St, SE1 1JA
Closest tube station: Borough
Buses: 35, 40, 133, 343, C10 (Borough stop)
Dragon Café is across the street from Borough tube station, and based inside St George the Martyr’s church, in their crypt.

Mondays at 14:00 – 16:00 (this Pop Up is closed during August)

 

T&T2, Surrey Quays Shopping Centre, Redriff Road, London SE16 7LL
Train: Surrey Quays
Bus: 199, 225, 381 (Surrey Quays Shopping Centre)

Mondays at 14:00 – 16:00 (except for the third Monday of each month)

 

The Gardens GP SurgeryThe Gardens, London SE22 9QU
Train: East Dulwich
Bus: 12, 63, 197, 363 (The Gardens stop)
This Pop Up can be used by patients of The Gardens Surgery – appointments can be booked by contacting the surgery.

The third Monday of each month at 15:00 – 17:00 (see Events calendar for dates)

 

Paxton Green Health Centre, 1 Alleyn Park, London SE21 8AU
Train: Gipsy Hill
Bus: 3 (Gipsy Hill stop)
This Pop Up can be used by patients of Paxton Green Group Practice GP Surgery – please contact the surgery to book an appointment.

Tuesdays at 10.00 – 13.00

 

Pembroke House, 80 Tatum Street, London SE17 1QR
Train/Tube: Elephant and Castle
Bus: 42 (Congreve St stop) 21, 53, 63, 168, 172, 363, 453 (Old Kent Road East Street stop)

Every other Tuesday at 11.00 – 13.00 (see Events calendar for dates)

 

East St GP Surgery, 301 East Street, Walworth, London SE17 2SX
Train/Tube: Elephant and Castle
Bus: 42 (Congreve St stop) 21, 53, 63, 168, 172, 363, 453 (Old Kent Road East Street stop)
This Pop Up can be used by patients of East St GP Surgery – please contact the surgery to book an appointment.

Every other Tuesday at 14.00 – 17.00 (see Events calendar for dates)

 

Talfourd Care Leavers’ Hub, 7 Talfourd Place, London SE15 5NW
Train: Peckham Rye
Bus: 12, 36, 136, 171, 343, 345, 436 (Southampton Way)

The first Wednesday of each month at 13.00 – 15.00 (see Events calendar for dates)

 

Lambeth College, Clapham Centre, 45 Clapham Common South Side, London, SW4 9BL
Tube: Clapham Common
Bus: 50, 155, 249, 690 (Elms Road/Windmill on the Common)

The second Wednesday of each month at 12.00 – 15.00 (see Events calendar for dates)

 

Lewisham Southwark College, Waterloo Campus, 25 The Cut, London SE1 8LS
Tube: Southwark
Train: Waterloo East
Bus: 45, 63, 100 (Southwark stop)

Thursdays at 12.00 – 14.00 during term time

 

Blackfriars Settlement, 1 Rushworth Street, London SE1 0RB
Tube: Southwark
Bus: 35, 40, 133, 343, C10 (Southwark Street); 45, 63, 100 (Pocock Street); 344 (Great Suffolk Street); 381, RV1 (Lavington Street)
This Pop Up is run in conjuction with Blackfriars Settlement and Three Cs‘ Well Connected programme.

The first Thursday of each month at 10.00 – 12.00 (see Events calendar for dates)

 

Nunhead Surgery, 58 Nunhead Grove, London SE15 3LY
Train: Nunhead
Bus: 78, P12 (Nunhead Green stop)
When you first arrive at the Nunhead Surgery, present yourself at reception. This Pop Up can be used by patients of Nunhead Surgery – please contact the surgery to book an appointment.

Thursdays at 14:00 – 17:00 (closed on the third Thursday of each month – see Events calendar for details)

 

The Green Nunhead, 5 Nunhead Green, London SE15 3QQ
Train: Nunhead
Bus: 78, P12 (Nunhead Green stop)

The third Thursday of each month at 14:00 – 17:00 (see Events calendar for dates)

 

Inspire Café, The Crypt At St Peters, Liverpool Grove, London SE17 2HH
Tube: Kennington
Bus: 12, 35, 45, 148, 171 (Westmoreland Road stop)

Fridays at 12:00 – 15:00