Connecting the community: Foreshore to come alive with drum circle, food trucks

Bunnings Greenfields and the Falcon Men's Shed pitched in to help build the drums that will be used at Carolyne Forte and Linda Telfer's Full Moon Community Drum Circle later this month. Photo: Supplied.

Bunnings Greenfields and the Falcon Men's Shed pitched in to help build the drums that will be used at Carolyne Forte and Linda Telfer's Full Moon Community Drum Circle later this month. Photo: Supplied.

Mandurah’s foreshore will be turned into a hub of rhythm later this month thanks to a music and arts event organised by local couple Carolyne Forte and Linda Telfer.

The duo successfully pitched the idea of a “Full Moon Community Drum Circle” at Shape Mandurah’s Community Soup event last month, winning a $2000 funding grant from the organisation to help get their idea off the ground.

The free event will see members and figures from the community hit the foreshore to participate, with Ms Forte saying the drum circle would aim to inspire and connect people.

“It’s all going to be about connecting the community and getting people to experience what Mandurah has to offer,” she said.

“It’s very exciting for us to be able to hold this event and we’re really thankful everyone has backed it.”

The circle has already lived up to its promise of involving the community, with Bunnings Greenfields donating materials for the drums which were constructed by the Falcon Men’s Shed.

“We are delighted that the preparation for this event is already bringing the community of Mandurah together,” Ms Forte said.

Several food trucks will also hit the foreshore for the night, while the event will include drumming instructions from a team of local musicians and tribal face painting.

Shape Mandurah chairperson Candice Di Prinzio said it was a joy to see the Community Soup nights encouraging locals to engage in their community.

“To see events like the Full Moon Drum Circle coming to fruition through our soup initiative is fantastic,” she said.

“We started these as a way to support people in our town that have ideas to help better the community, so to see these events going ahead is awesome for us.”

The event will be held on Tuesday, September 25, going from 5pm through to 7pm.

For more information on Shape Mandurah’s Community Soup nights visit their Facebook page.