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Weekend Picks: Meet the Maasai

Meet the Maasai: Sat 2nd - Sun 3rd July (Twycross Zoo, Warwickshire)

This weekend meet the Oloip Maasai dancers who’ve travelled from the Great Rift Valley in Kenya to show off their world-famous dancing at Twycross Zoo.

Oloip Maasai dancers from Kenya at Twycross Zoo Credit: Sharon Redrobe

Dressed in brightly coloured robes and intricate beaded jewellery, the dancers will have drumming and dancing sessions and storytelling where they will be sharing stories about cultural heritage.

There will also be craft lessons demonstrating bush skills and audiences will learn how to make traditional jewellery.

This is a fantastic opportunity for all our visitors to learn about life in a traditional Maasai village in Kenya and what it is like to live in a wonderfully diverse habitat with animals like our giraffe and zebra and to support the Oloip Maasai dancers in their bid to raise awareness.”

– Dr Charlotte Macdonald, Director of Life Sciences

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Weekend Picks: Rum Festival

Rum Festival 2016: Sat 2nd July (The Cuban Embassy, Birmingham)

Rums from across the Caribbean and Latin America will be showcased at a rum festival taking place in Birmingham city centre this weekend.

A rum festival will take place in Birmingham this weekend Credit: Dine Birmingham

Visitors will get to sample and learn about the different rums experts and cocktail mixologists.

There’ll also live music entertainment and street food dishes inspired by Latin America and the Caribbean.

A total of 130 different rums will be available behind the bar, ranging from dark to white to spiced varieties.

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