The Big Drum

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Bongo (Student Tier)

$6
per month
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  • 10% discount in our pop-up cafe
  • 2-for-1 entry at our Friday night Soul Feast
  • Early ticket access
  • Patron-only posts and messages
  • Exclusive voting power
  • Help sponsor thousands of free meals for people in need
  • 1 x weekly free entry at Mantra Mondays

Conga

$13
per month
  • 10% discount in our pop-up cafe
  • 2-for-1 entry at our Friday night Soul Feast
  • Early ticket access
  • Patron-only posts and messages
  • Exclusive voting power
  • Help sponsor thousands of free meals for people in need

Tom Tom

$29
per month
  • 10% discount in our pop-up cafe
  • 1 x weekly free entry at our Friday night Soul Feast
  • Early ticket access
  • Patron-only posts and messages
  • Exclusive voting power
  • Help sponsor thousands of free meals for people in need

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About The Big Drum

What is The Big Drum?

The Big Drum is a pioneering community interest company that's redefining the high street. If the last couple of years have taught us anything, it's this: what the world needs most is love, and the streets are the best place to give it.

How did we get here?

Since the beginning of the COVID pandemic, our small team - just two cooks and a handful of delivery drivers - have prepared and delivered around 20,000 (twenty thousand!) free and low-cost meals to people across east Kent 

What started out as an effort to help a handful of vulnerable friends during lockdown soon turned into something much more than that, as people became inspired by our small attempt to lend a hand in a time of crisis. What resulted was a community effort to care for anyone we could find who would suffer without our help.

In January '21 we went on the lookout for a place to set up small community kitchen. We found one, and that space (a disused bank, of all places) quickly expanded to include healing rooms, yoga spaces, a pop-up cafe, cinema corner, reading room, performance space and more - all designed to heal the bodies, minds and hearts of the people around us. The Big Drum was born.


Where does it go from here?

We love an adventure, and if life has taught us anything, it's that the only sensible answer to that question is "who knows!"

That said, it's always nice to have a plan, so we are working with local yoga teachers, therapists, artists, musicians, cooks and community groups to create a packed schedule of cultural, creative and culinary delights to sooth the bodies, hearts and minds of our local community.

At The Big Drum you'll find;

Yoga & meditation groups (including free online sessions so you can join in from home)
Pop-up cafes selling exquisite veggie and vegan dishes
Ayurvedic cooking classes 
Music
Theatre
and more!

And, although lockdown measures are now lifted, we are still seeing an increased demand for our free meal service, with more people in more towns reaching out to us every week to help feed them and their friends, families and neighbours. 


What happens if I join the team and become a patron?

You'll not only be helping to maintain one of the most productive community kitchens in Kent, but you'll be contributing to a revolution in the way people think about public spaces and what it means to serve their community.

If that wasn't enough you'll also get exclusive access to;

  • Patron-only posts and messages taking you behind the scenes at the Big Drum and giving you the inside track on our journey to give away 30,000 free meals
  • Early ticket access for all of our events
  • Exclusive voting power - help us decide what makes it on the menu, what films we screen and what music goes on the cafe playlist!
  • 2-for-1 Fridays - bring a friend for free to any of our devastatingly good Friday night "Soul Feasts"
  • and lots more! 


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