If you have enjoyed the drumming at XR actions and always fancied having a go, we rehearse every Tuesday and are open to all comers. However, the rehearsal on the first Tuesday of the month will be specially for beginners, and we will provide extra instruments - all are welcome! You will be joining in with a long tradition of samba drumming at street protests, and joining a national network of XR UK samba bands :-) The event is free but donations are welcome. Please contact if you plan to come so that we know how many extra drums/percussion to bring. The New Marston Pastoral Centre, which is a charitable trust, is at the rear of St Michael & All Angels Church (junction of Marston Road and Jack Straw's Lane). Built largely thanks to the generosity of the Trustees of the Doris Field Trust, it has its own entrance in Jack Straw's Lane. ​Post code OX3 0DL. Picture Bus stops for City X3 (as from 8 Jan 2023 - scroll down to get to X3), and Brookes Bus 100 Semester time only, are nearby. There is now no City 13 service for Marston Road. See all bus timetable changes from 8 Jan 2023. ​The centre has use of the church car park (except on Sunday mornings).

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