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Pulse of the Place Youth Samba Drumming Band

    We are currently fundraising for our 2020 Vision, to take 40 Young People to New York in April 2020 to perform in the Tartan Day Parade.

    A.R.Ts Afternoon is a Scottish Registered Charity (SC045057) based in Edinburgh. Who's aims are to provide arts and recreational activities, which will support development, increase skills and extend the outlook of, primarily, Children and Young People.

    A.R.Ts Afternoons main project, Pulse of the Place was formed in 2006. This is a youth samba drumming band where sessions are free to young people and there is no audition process. Pulse of the Place have played at many events over the years the biggest being at the Paralympics at the Olympic Park in 2012.

    We have recently entered into a partnership with World Fair Trade Tartan. Through this partnership we are able to start a gentle educational process of Fair Trade and why that is important. We have been invited to join them on the Tartan Day Parade in New York in April 2020. This is an amazing opportunity for our young people, some of whome have never been abroad before. We will need to raise £50,000 for the trip to be possible.

    Thank you for your support.... Let's take a bite out of the "Big Apple".


    Huge thanks to alan and leisha williamson for organising the race night £3,036 was raised before alans boss brendan topped it up to £5000!
    Thanks to everyone who came along, who donated prizes and bought raffle tickets, were almost there!
    Just a follow on from our very successful event to thank everyone involved in making this such a great night.
    Special shout out goes to all the donations received to help us reach our final figure of £5,161.00;
    ASC Scaffolding (Brendan Cantwell) £2,125
    Airlie Glazing & Locksmiths (Paul Airlie) £250
    Alex Adams £100
    MacKenzie School of English (Chris Moonie) £50
    World Fair Trade Organisation (Tania) £25
    Hands up events £500

    Curry & Ceilidh Night

    We are cooking something.. or to be more specific, most wonderful celebrity chef Tony Singh McTSingh will be.. cooking and presenting something extra special this Valentine's Day!

    We are raising funds to support young drummer's from Pulse of the Place dream to attend NYC Tartan Week Parade and Army Benevolent Fund.

    Hosted by a tv presenter and journalist Gail Porter, this special event is limited to 100 people only, so book now and
    do something different this Valentine's day!

    ☑️Dinner: 3 course meal made by Tony Singh; half a bottle of wine per person; coctail upon arrival
    ☑️Entertainment: Full on Ceilidh hosted by Gail Porter; performance by Pulse of the Place
    ☑️Extras: Auction & Ruffle Prizes that money cannot buy
    ☑️18+ only
    ☑️no vehicle access
    ☑️cash bar at the venue (prices low as in 1971)


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    Arts afternoon is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation Charity Number SC045057