The Rhythms of the World 2005 poster is now available. Print it out and help us to publicise this years festival. Thank you.
Click here to download pdf
Rhythms of the World programmes will be on sale from Thursday 30th June. Packed full of information, it's your essential guide to the festival. Programmes cost £1 and are available from:
- Club 85 — Hitchin
- Hitchin Initiative — Hitchin
- CD Heaven — Hitchin
- The Nightingale pub — Hitchin
- The Hair Shop — Hitchin
- David's Music — Letchworth
Running the campsite
Rhythms of the World is looking for clubs, fundraising organisations or other teams to earn £500-£1000 by running the campsite for musicians, volunteers and traders.
They will need to run the site from Friday 16.00 to Monday 10.00. Tasks involve: Registering campers on a form , collecting the fees. 24 hour presence on site to guard the site, keep the site quiet and tidy. Any welcome as long as the volunteers are 18+ of age.
Please call Bob Mardon (01462 434801) or Christine Neal (07702 595525) if you can help.
Pitches for the Rhythms of the World festival are available in Bancroft Gardens. Bancroft Gardens will appeal to those catering for the interests and tastes of children, parents and youths. The DJ stage will run from approximately 12 noon to 8pm on Saturday and 12 noon to 6pm on Sunday:
- A 3 x 3 m (flexible) pitch for a food stall by the DJ stage and children's area ( Bancroft Gardens)
- A 3 x 3 m (flexible) pitch for a craft or entertainment stall by the DJ stage and children's area ( Bancroft Gardens)
Food, crafts or entertainments for this target market should get in contact with the Rhythms of the World stalls coordinator:
- For descriptions of the areas and information necessary for your application, please click Enquiries.
- For an application form, please telephone Christine Neal on 01462 435019 or email a description of your stall and contact details to
'Images of Rhythms' photographic competition
Smart Cartridge of Hitchin are proud to sponsor our inaugural 'Images of Rhythms' photographic competition. Use your skill and imagination to capture the image that sums up ROTW and you could win one of ten fantastic prizes including :
- Computer and Monitor
- Colour Inkjet Printer
- £50 Smart Cartridge Voucher
Entry forms are £1 (to support ROTW) and are available now from Smart Cartridge, 43 Hermitage Road, Hitchin or from the ROTW Merchandise stalls over the ROTW Festival weekend.
If you are over 18 and available to do a shift as a steward at this years' festival, then come along and sign up. The training will take about 1.5 hours and is at CLUB 85 on Monday 20th and Monday 27th June starting at 7.30pm both nights.
Click here to find out more about stewarding at Rhythms of the world or contact Geoff Preece at
Bob Mardon Posted 16-June-05
Thank you — The most successful Rhythms benefit gig ever
A big thank you to Matt and Owen from Pathology. They were the ones that had the idea and pulled it all together.
Manboob, Pathology, Escape 1942, Vanilla Nightmare, Ormoste Ordinary, Left Engine and Sniper all gave a tremendous show and made a great night even better.
Thank you Al and Goody who ran the sound, the stage and kept it all together, for a great night of excitement and fun.
The Rhythms fundraiser raised an amazing £1,150. Add on the £275 from the benefit the previous week and that makes a whacking great £1,425. On behalf of the trustees of Rhythms I thank you all and I can promise you this year's festival WILL be the best yet!!
Bob Mardon Posted 7-June-05
Street Bazaar — Traders wanted
A prime location pitch has just become available: a 3 x 3 m pitch for a food stall by the main stage (Portmill Lane) for the Rhythms of the World festival which takes place in Hitchin town centre on 9 and 10 July 2005.
A 3 x 3 m (flexible) pitch for a food stall by the DJ stage and children's area (Bancroft Gardens)
A 3 x 3 m (flexible) pitch for a craft or entertainment stall by the DJ stage and children's area (Bancroft Gardens)
For descriptions of the areas and information necessary for your application, please click Enquiries.
For an application form, please telephone Christine Neal on 01462 435019 or email a description of your stall and contact details to
One Voice Music workshops at Rhythms of the World 05
This year One Voice music presents a new samba fusion project, EDUN ARA ~ bloco de carnaval, a weekend of percussion & dance workshops and costumed parade.
Percussion grooves are colourful & melodic and are played on Batucada instruments: surdos, repiniques, snares, tamborims, bells, shakers & timbas. The choreography learnt by the dances consists of movements arranged to fit the music presented by the drummers.
Each piece of music and dance that we'll work on has a theme (or themes) reflecting the common roots found in Afrobrazilian & Afrocuban music.
The material will be a fusion of ideas drawn from Samba Batucada, Maracatu, Samba Reggae, Ijexa, 6/8 & funky Afro Bloc grooves from Brazil with ideas from Cuban percussion such as Bata rhythms, Rumba, Conga & Salsa bringing together patterns & phrases creatively arranged to produce exciting dance grooves.
Raz & Sallie, who have many years' experience in teaching and performance, are presenting this new project that draws on their wide range of interests in various forms of percussion & dance. The material strongly features their interest in different Brazilian & Cuban music styles that have hugely influenced their professional careers. This project and their Samba Fusion workshops always provide challenges for participants enabling them to develop their skills, are highly energetic & FUN!
For more information please contact