Leicester Circle Dancing

dancing around the world
dancing around the world

Leicester Circle Dancing group. 2018

We meet at the Friends Meeting House, Queens Road, Leicester at 7.30 pm until 9.15 pm on the first and third Thursday of each month from September until June.
We dance simple community dances from around the world.
Everyone is welcome – you don’t need any previous experience.
You do not need to commit yourself to coming every time.
Just pay £3.50 (£3.00 concessions) when you attend

Co-operation with other groups in Clarendon Park

This could be an important way forward for local groups.

Friends of Clarendon Park (FCP) would like to explore ways of local groups working effectively together where there are synergies and learning from each other where there are opportunities. To this end, we invite representatives of ArtBeat to a meeting of local community groups from 7:30pm to 9:30pm on Monday 10th September in the small meeting room at Quaker Meeting House, 16 Queens Road, Leicester LE2 1WP.

Some background: since FCP’s inaugural meeting in April 2015, we recruited over 130 members, held quarterly members meetings with guest speakers, established and grown our online presence, participated in the Clarendon Park fairs, monitored and responded to many consultations and planning & licensing applications, supported local campaigns, liaised with other local community groups and established relationships with large neighbouring institutions such as the University of Leicester and De Montfort Hall. All of this has been achieved with only three or four committee members working hard behind the scenes to make it all happen. Despite our best efforts, the current committee members are now struggling to manage our FCP commitments on top of our other commitments. As a result, FCP have been less active than usual in the last few months and most of the committee members are now looking to either step down or take on a reduced role in future.

We still believe FCP serves a useful purpose for our members and for the wider Clarendon Park community, but we do need to find a different way of working. We’ve discussed options at our recent committee meetings and would like to consult with people running other community groups about how they manage their workload with a view to making proposals for future ways of working at our October members meeting. These proposals are likely to involve recruiting a larger committee to spread the workload, reducing the scope of our activities, and/or working with other community groups to reduce individual groups’ workloads.

This is the list of community groups that we’re inviting to the meeting:

AB – Art Beat
AH – Art House
EFCAS – Evington Footpath Conservation Area Society
FNW – Friends of New Walk
FVP – Friends of Victoria Park
KNF – Knighton Neighbourhood Forum
LCS – Leicester Civic Society
SCAS – Stoneygate Conservation Area Society
SHN – South Highfields Neighbours

Here’s a draft agenda for the meeting, but feel free to suggest what else you’d like to see covered:

FCP issues (too much work, too few people to do it)
Group overviews (structure, officers, membership, meetings, activities)
Identify synergies (opportunities for cooperation and/or collaboration)
Explore solutions (coordinate planning objections, hold joint meetings, avoidance of duplication)

If you’re able to attend, we suggest two or three people from each group – perhaps the honorary officers (Chair, Secretary, Treasurer) or others as you feel appropriate.

We look forward to seeing you in September.
Best regards,
Bart MacCarthy, Chair
Ian Brown, Treasurer

FCP online
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Goodbye ArtBeat 2018, Hello ArtBeat 2019

Natural Collage pictures
Natural Collage pictures
Kundalini Yoga
Kundalini Yoga
Hello everyone
We hope you have enjoyed the events as much as we did. There’s been some great craft activities, inspiring music, poetry and dance, thought provoking talks and workshops, as well as events that were just fun.
There are some photos – click on 2018 ArtBeat Gallery, or on the menu. There are more (like the one above) over on Facebook.

If you’ld like to help ArtBeat 2019, or if you just have something to say, come to the Public Meeting/AGM on Monday 17th September 2018, 6.30pm at the Quaker Meeting House (small meeting room).

Sunday 24th June ArtBeat Events

Open Mic: Paul Roberts + Greg
Open Mic: Paul Roberts + Greg
St John’s Fun Day
Sun 24th Jun 11:00 – 15:00 St John the Baptist School
Celebrate with us in an open air service at 11am. Message and live worship, music. FREE bouncy castle, bring and share picnic, crafts, games and races, face painting. Special feature: Loughborough’s very own JONEZY the rapper on stage at 13.15 .
Lunchtime Ragas
Sun 24th Jun 12:00 – 13:30 Leicester Antiques Warehouse
The Jaipur School Orchestra play Indian raga influenced music, featuring Neil Donoghue on Sitar, Will Fidoe on Guitar and Jim Tetlow on Cajon. With the Greenshoots Ceilidh Band, playing a variety of folk and dance tunes.
Leicester SingSong with Lizzy Rushby
Sun 24th Jun 15:00 – 17:00 Stoneygate Baptist Church
Leicester SingSong’s summer concert includes choir and solo performers. Enjoy a mix of barbershop, pop, musical theatre and Gospel. Entrance: pay as you want.
Salsa Workshop
Sun 24th Jun 19:00 – 21:00 Creat Studios 5
Learn some basic steps for this beautiful dance. Come and give it a try. No partner needed. Experienced Salsa teachers will inspire you and help you.
Live Music at Rosebud
Sun 24th Jun 19:30 – 21:30 Rosebud
Round off the festival with a drink and some good music.

Saturday 23rd June ArtBeat Events

Yvonne Bloor
Yvonne Bloor
Houses in Clarendon Park – big and small
Sat 23rd Jun 10:00 – 12:00, 15:00 – 17:00 meet at Quaker Meeting House
A walk around Clarendon Park houses: posh houses, Coronation Street houses and everything in between. A look at Clarendon Park’s houses.
Collage using Natural Materials
Sat 23rd Jun 10:00 – 13:00 Christchurch
Create a striking collage using a diverse, hands on medium – nature. Drop in and delve into an array of summer leaves, petals and twigs or bring your own. All ages welcome.
Vintage Games Lounge
Sat 23rd Jun 13:00 – 16:00 Christchurch
The Vintage Games Lounge brings a collection of classic family board and table top games from the 1950s to the 1980s. Just come along, pick a game and play!
Sound of Soul – Eckancar Open Day
Sat 23rd Jun 13:00 – 17:00 Quaker Meeting House
Experience the Sound of Soul: Discover the wonders of HU. Use this age-old mantra to spiritually enrich your life today.
Meet the Neighbours
Sat 23rd Jun 13:00 – 17:00 Quaker Meeting House
Tea and Talk. An opportunity to meet with those from many of our different places of worship, to discuss spirituality, faith, belief and everyday life. Those of any faith or none welcome. Refreshments.
Bahá’í Open Day
Sat 23rd Jun 14:00 – 17:00 Quaker Meeting House
‘Let your vision be world embracing rather than confined to your own selves.’ An opportunity to meet Bahá’ís and learn something of their work in the community. Bahá’ís are engaged in environmental wo…
Shirley & Ken’s Lucky Dip
Sat 23rd Jun 14:30 – 15:30 Christchurch
Nominated for Best Kids Show this year at Leicester Comedy Festival! Join Lindsey Warnes Carroll (Shirley) and Ian Hall (Ken) for jokes, songs, dancing, magic and some joiny-in fun.
Essential oils: From natural perfumery to medical aromatherapy
Sat 23rd Jun 16:00 – 17:00 Christchurch
Nick will explore the world of essential oils, looking at origins, artisan production, natural perfumery, body care and medical aromatherapy.
Self Acupressure – Neck and Shoulders for Relaxation
Sat 23rd Jun 17:00 – 18:00 Christchurch
Learn to take the tension out of your body with simple finger pressure techniques. Bring your own mat if possible. Led by Jean.
Open Mic
Sat 23rd Jun 18:30 – 21:00 Christchurch
With Chris Moody, Linda Whittam, and Paul Roberts.
Sat 23rd Jun 20:00 – 23:00 The Donkey
From folky beginnings, Bellatones have evolved into a full on multi instrumental rock five piece, renowned for their melodic and energetic live shows. Check for admission price.
Sat 23rd Jun 20:30 – 23:00

Friday 22nd June ArtBeat Events

Never mind the Martians...The Speculators speculate at the Clarendon
Never mind the Martians…The Speculators speculate at the Clarendon
Summer Solstice Kundalini Yoga classes
Fri 22nd Jun 10:00 – 11:00, 12:00 – 13:00, 14:00 – 15:00 80 Stanfell Rd
Kundalini yoga activates your inner energy through a series of exercises, relaxation and mediation, reducing stress and increasing vitality. Classes followed by herbal tea and vegan cakes.
Booking essential: contact Leah Golde on 07905568283.
Online Scams and Frauds
Fri 22nd Jun 13:00 – 14:00 Quaker Meeting House
This presentation will help you understand and prevent online scams or frauds, and it is presented by Christine of Encol Computer Centre.
Tangent Poets
Fri 22nd Jun 14:30 – 17:00 Quaker Meeting House
Poetry circle, bring and share your poems, before hearing the Tangent Poetry Group and the U3A Creative Writing Group presentation and performance of poetry and short prose. Refreshments.
Guitar Concert by Yvonne Bloor
Fri 22nd Jun 19:00 – 21:00 Quaker Meeting House
Guitar pieces from the 18th century to the present day including music by Sylvius Leopoldo Weiss, the beautiful ‘Castles of Spain’ by Federico Moreno Torroba and original compositions by Yvonne Bloor.