An unsual and vibrant sight will greet visitors to St Wulfram’s Church later this month when a group of Maasai warriors puts on a performance there.
The Osiligi Maasai Warrior Troupe is touring Britain and stopping off at Grantham for the first time on September 28.
The warriors will put on a performance of traditional singing and dance which includes their sensational jumping which they are famous for.
The group has been touring the UK for 10 years and raises money to send home to its village in Kenya, 30 miles south of the capital Nairobi.
Over the years, the tours, and the charity (www.osiligi.org ) which they brought about, have seen the lives of the troupe, and the families around them, transformed from abject poverty, when, for example, water came from a stagnant pond some five miles away. Now the village has fresh clean water, solar lighting instead of unhealthy kerosene, and a church and school have been built. The school now has 105 pupils, all sponsored by UK supporters.
The performance will take place at 2.30pm. and will tell the story of the troupe’s lives, and is fully narrated.
Tickets cost £8 for adults and £4 children and are available from the Grantham Journal office in High Street, the church office (Tel: 01476 561342), the Guildhall Arts Centre (Tel: 01476 406158) or Yorkshire Bank, 10 High St, Grantham. Proceeds from the event will be shared between the troupe and the St Wuilfram’s Spire Appeal.