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BBC Breakfast’s Drumathon

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The BBC’s drumming weatherman, Owain Wyn Evans, has accepted a gruelling and demanding challenge – to drum constantly for 24 hours!

But he can’t do it alone. Musicians from around the UK will spur him on. Creating a wall of sound from Salford to St Andrews, Swansea to Strabane.  Mark Richardson, drummer from Skunk Anansie and Feeder will support Owain and help rally the troops to play with him. Al Murray, Nicko McBrain and Dame Evelyn Glennie will all take part to inspire Owain to the very end.

Donate to support Owain and find out how to watch and get involved:

Watch the challenge live!

The challenge will launch at 8:35am on Friday 12 November on BBC Breakfast, and you can watch the whole challenge on BBC iPlayer

Check back here for the live link nearer the time

owain sat at the drums in the BBC Breakfast studio

How drumming makes a difference

During the challenge we’ll explore the latest scientific research with Professor Marcus Smith (University of Chichester) and colleagues at the Clem Burke Drumming Project into the impact of drumming on the brain, body and mood. They’ll reveal how the science behind the sticks, is helping children with autism, special educational needs and disabilities across the UK.

We’ll also hear from Children in Need projects that use drumming as therapy to help young people right across the UK.

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