Monday 19th June 2018 ArtBeat Events

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Dancing to The International Acoustic Playboys at the Summer Fair stage
Bloomin’ Good Recycling: Jewellery
Mon 18th Jun 10:00 – 12:00 All About Daisy
Recycle old jewellery and leatherette to make a stunning new piece with Tiska.
Mon 18th Jun 12:00 – 13.00 Queens Road area
Come and take part in a public meditative dance/movement journey through the streets of Leicester! Create beautiful imagery as a group allowing others to join on along the way.
Bloomin’ Good Recycling: Papercraft
Mon 18th Jun 13:00 – 15:00 All About Daisy
Annoyed by junk mail and free newspapers? Turn them into jewellery, gift bags, flowers, coasters and more, with Corin.
Medieval Carvings in Leicestershire and Rutland
Mon 18th Jun 13:00 – 15:00 Quaker Meeting House
Leicestershire’s churches contain a wealth of ignored medieval sculpture in both stone and wood. This talk will introduce you to the sometimes weird and often wonderful medieval carvings in the churches of Leicestershire and Rutland.
A Little Night Music
Mon 18th Jun 19:30 – 21:30 Stoneygate Baptist Church
A mix of classical and more popular music and song with an organ recital by Mike Sole, folk group Folkus, soloists Fiona Hossack, Clare Robertson and John Hughes. Donations for the church organ fund.
Chris Conway
Mon 18th Jun 19:30 – 22:00 Fingerprints
The talented Chris Conway, an ArtBeat favourite back by popular demand.

Sunday 17th June 2018 ArtBeat Events

Not Dead Yet and Sam Tyler
Not Dead Yet and Sam Tyler

Queens Road Summer Fair
Sun 17th Jun 11:00 – 17:00 Queens Road
Good music at the ArtBeat Stage all day at the Clarendon Park Summer Fair.
Learn The Boo Shuffle!
Sun 17th Jun 12:00 – 13:00 Create Studios 4
Let local dance group The Bacardi Chasers teach you how to relax, shake, twist and stomp to the Boo Shuffle and learn a choreographed vintage routine!
Lazy Sunday Jazz
Sun 17th Jun 12:00 – 15:00 Leiccester Antiques Warehouse
Listen to the Cool Jazz Trio (piano, bass & drums) play Jazz & Bossa Nova. Plus acoustic duo Not Dead Yet playing a selection of jazz classics from giants such as Monk, Bird, Trane, Miles, Mingus & Rollins.
Quakers’ Open Day
Sun 17th Jun 13:00 – 15:00 Quaker Meeting House
Come to the Quaker meeting house and enjoy the garden, some refreshments, meet some Quakers, experience te silence and listen to some Quaker stories. Enjoy the meditative labyrinth in the garden.
St John the Baptist Guided Tour
Sun 17th Jun 14:00 – 16:00 St John the Baptist Church
Guided heritage tour of St John’s Church and talk. Craft table, church trail for all ages. Refreshments.
Greenshoots’ Ceilidh (pronounced kay-lee)
Sun 17th Jun 14:30 – 16:30 Christchurch
Come and join in traditional British dancing – try it if you never have before! A caller will show you how to do the dances. All ages and abilities are welcome, so bring friends and family.
Rosebud music
Sun 17th Jun 19:30 – 21:30 Rosebud
Popular Queens Rd cafe/bar presents special guests for Father’s Day.
University of Leicester Sinfonia
Sun 17th Jun 19:30 – 22:00 Fraser Noble Building
Local professional and composer Eleanor Wilkinson plays tonight. (Admission charge).
Lindy Hop
Sun 17th Jun 19:30 – 22:00 Create Studios 5
Join in the fun of dancing to the Swing music from a previous era with our very own Lindy-Hoppers.

Saturday 16th June 2018 ArtBeat events

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BabyGigs ‘Taster Concert’
Sat 16th Jun 10:30 – 11:00 Leicester Prep School
Come and explore the world of the piano with BabyGigs Artistic Director, Eleanor Hodgkinson. Entry Fee £2 per person payable on the door.

Open Day and Free Taster Lesson
Sat 16th Jun 11:00 – 14:00 Leicester Prep School
Free taster session for instrument tuition, come and explore the musical fun! Consultation and advice available.

BBQ + Greenshoots music
Sat 16th Jun 12:00 – 14:00 Christchurch
Free food, with Greenshoots playing traditional British music at this event while you eat. Greenshoots is a community ceilidh band, usually playing for dancing.

Acoustics and Antiques
Sat 16th Jun 13:00 – 16:00 Leicester Antiques Warehouse
Listen to the gentle jazzy sounds of TapTonic amongst the antiques. TapTonic’s repertoire is diverse and the arrangements add a quirky twist to the timeless classics and recent compositions of today. …

Classical Guitar Ensemble Workshop and Performance

Sat 16th Jun 14:00 – 15:30 Christchurch
2.00pm – 2.55pm Workshop: This is an open rehearsal of a classical guitar ensemble to which you are welcome to watch.
3.05pm – 3.30pm Performance: Come and listen to a short presentation of music played by local classical guitarists.

Young Musicians Concert

Sat 16th Jun 14:30 – 16:00 Leicester Prep School
Presenting performances by young musicians of this area, please come and join us in support of shining young talent!

Wigston Horizon Brass Band

Sat 16th Jun 16:30 – 17:30 Christchurch
Come and listen to a wide variety of music played by enthusiastic youngsters demonstrating and developing their skills.

Indian Classical and Folk Dance
Sat 16th Jun 19:00 – 20:00 Leicester Jewish Progressive Congregation
Nimisha Parmar will teach hand gestures and steps and then help us to bring them all together in Indian classical and folk dance.

Jewish Circle Dancing

Sat 16th Jun 20:00 – 21:00 Leicester Jewish Progressive Congregation
Sociable dancing session led by Leon Charikar. Easy steps, fun for all ages.


ArtBeat 2018: Changes to the printed programme in bold. Always check the website for the latest changes.

Thursday 21st June
Kerry on Tap
19:30 – 21:30 Queens Road Tap
Kerry Featherstone is a Nottingham-based poet and singer-songwriter. He writes in English and French, and his music has been described as ‘The Waterboys meet REM at Big Pink”. As well as original material, his gigs include covers by influences such as Dar Williams, Richard Shindell and The Band. He is currently recording his second album, ‘Waiting for Grace Notes.
Kerry will play two 3/4 hour sets.



ArtBeat 2018: Changes to the printed programme in bold. Always check the website for the latest changes.

Thursday 21st June
Qi Gong
10:00 – 11:00 Clarendon Park Community Garden
Meditative movements led by Jean.

Knighton & Clarendon Park Conservative Club

Friday 15th June 12:00 – Monday 18th June 23:00
Beer Festival

Saturday 16th June 20:00 – 23:00
80’s Retro Discotheque

Tuesday 19th Jun 20:00 – 23:00
ArtBeat General Knowledge Quiz

Saturday 23rd June 20:30 – 23:00


ArtBeat 2018: Changes to the printed programme in bold. Always check the website for the latest changes.

Wednesday 20th June
How to Combat Hate Crime
15:00 – 16:30 Quaker Meeting House – small meeting room
The causes of and how to combat hate crime in your community. A presentation by Samantha Smith LGBTQ+ advocate.

Saturday 23rd June
Open Mic
18:30 – 21:00 Christchurch – hall
Chris Moody (americana/roots), Linda Whittam (folk/acoustic), Paul Roberts (pop/indie/alt).

Sunday 24th June
Lunchtime Ragas
12:00 – 12:30 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.