Barefoot Caravan in partnership with the Woodstove Festival are hosting a Freedom Arts Rhythm, Songwriting and performance workshop along with a performance by the participants on Sunday Nov. 5th at the Masonic Hall, 2687 Dunsmuir Ave, Cumberland, BC.   This is a youth workshop for ages 5-16 where participants will get to perform on a festival stage!

With the support of Barefoot Caravan, participants of all skill levels will learn djembe (hand drum) techniques and rhythms.

They are also guided through the songwriting process as they write and perform their own songs at this year’s Woodstove Festival.

Freedom Arts engages participants in the facilitation of all the roles necessary to put on a great show. Each program is unique to the group dynamic, synergy and interests of the participants. As much as this program is facilitated, Freedom Arts is in fact led and directed by the participants as they design a performance to suit their interests!


9:15 -9:30    Meet & Greet

9:30 – 11:30 Freedom Arts Workshop Series (Children and Youth)

11:30-11:45 Health Break

11:45-12:00 Seating for the Performance

12:00 -12:20 Community Performance by the workshop participants with Barefoot Caravan

THIS WORKSHOP is included with a kids or youth weekend pass to The Woodstove Festival 2017 (Kids 6-12 $15, Youth 13-19 $20).  Parents/Caregivers of workshop participants can purchase a weekend pass at a discounted price of $30.  Family and friends coming  to see the SHOWCASE ONLY (12-12:30 Saturday Nov. 4th at The Masonic Hall) are admitted by donation.

Parents/Caregivers of Registered participants DO NOT need to remain at the Masonic Hall for the workshop (Drop-off 9:15-9:30 AM, Pick-up 12:20-12:30 PM).

For further information and to register for the Freedom Arts workshop by November 4th 2017 please visit and contact Angela Roy directly at 250-212-7594 or by email  Registration the morning of Nov. 5th is available on a first-come/first-serve basis!

For additional information about the Festival please contact

Barefoot Caravan’s Freedom Arts program is a creative outlet for children and youth in various schools, communities and festivals throughout BC. This program was founded in Haida Gwaii at the Edge of the World Festival in 2014 with the support of other artists like Tereza Tomek and members of Red Haven.  Freedom Arts has since been brought into schools, community programs and other folk festivals by Barefoot Caravan and has grown with each new setting.