Thursday 21st June ArtBeat Events

Taptonic, ZeroCub,weallfallsilent at the Donkey
Taptonic, ZeroCub, and weallfallsilent at the Donkey
Qi Gong
Thu 21st Jun 10:00 – 11:00 Clarendon Park Community Garden
Meditative movements led by Jean.
BabyGigs: ‘Spacehop Returns’ with the Intergalactic Piano Trio
Thu 21st Jun 10:30 – 11:15 Leicester Prep School
Tickets (available through ) are £7 Adult/Child pair, £3 additional Child, £5 additional Adult Booking recommended, at
Midsummer Celebrations
Thu 21st Jun 11:30 – 13:30 Clarendon Park Community Garden
Open Circle: a celebration of Midsummer.All are welcome.
Thu 21st Jun 14:00 – 15:00 Leicester Prep School
with Eleanor Hodgkinson (piano)and Simon Chalk (violin). There will be a special schools’ performance in the afternoon. Book your school’s place as space is limited. Booking is essential and a small fee is payable in advance.
Maypole Dance
Thu 21st Jun 16:00 – 16:30 Clarendon Park Community Garden
Come and join in with some maypole dancing! Traditionally danced on Mayday, we will be celebrating midsummer with a maypole in the Clarendon Park Community Gardens as part of ArtBeat.
Maypole Dance
Thu 21st Jun 17:00 – 17:30 Clarendon Park Community Garden
Come and join in with some maypole dancing! Traditionally danced on Mayday, we will be celebrating midsummer with a maypole in the Clarendon Park Community Gardens as part of ArtBeat.
Nourish the Soul
Thu 21st Jun 18:00 – 20:00 Clarendon Park Community Garden
The evening meditation will be themed around nourishment. Nourishment of the body, so bring some enjoyable food to nibble; nourishment of the soul, with a guided meditation, so bring a comfortable mat or blanket to lie on.
Midsummer Miscellany
Thu 21st Jun 19:30 – 21:00 Quaker Meeting House
Come and join Leicestershire Guild of Storytelling for stories loosely connected with Midsummer from a variety of storytellers. Join in if you wish, or just listen.
Leicester Circle Dancing Group
Thu 21st Jun 19:30 – 21:15 Quaker Meeting House
Join us for an introduction to community dances from around the world including dances from Greece, Israel and Armenia. Everyone welcome.
Kerry on Tap
Thu 21st Jun 19:30 – 21:30 Queens Rd 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”.
Never Mind the Martians, here’s the Speculators (What the elf is it all about?)
Thu 21st Jun 20:00 – 22:00 Clarendon Pub
An illustrated discussion led by members of the writing group.

Wednesday 20th June ArtBeat Events

A strange carving from Beeby
How to Combat Hate Crime
Wed 20th Jun 15:00 – 16:30 CANCELLED
The causes of and how to combat hate crime in your community. A presentation by Samantha Smith LGBTQ+ advocate. CANCELLED
Optical Illusions: Seeing is Believing?
Wed 20th Jun 18:00 – 19:00 Sask Optics
How can two people look at the same image but see completely different things? From Aristotle to Titanic how Optical Illusions have shaped our world. Come listen to how illusions work, and see if you can really believe your eyes? With Shockat Patel.
Soundswrite: Poems about Hope & Freedom
Wed 20th Jun 19:00 – 21:00 Quaker Meeting House
Please come along and share your own and/or others’ poems on the above themes (please bring along 12-15 paper copies of each, if possible). This is a free event, open to all women.
“Beau Soir” – Charity Concert
Wed 20th Jun 19:00 – 21:00 Leicester Prep School
In aid of Leicester Friends of Orchestra Vita Activa. Professional classical chamber music concert by fine duo by Tamaki Higashi and Mariko Terashi. Free admission but donations welcome for Leicester Friends of Orchestra Vita Activa.
Shaving with Ockham’s Razor
Wed 20th Jun 19:30 – 20:30 Quaker Meeting House
For William of Ockham – from a village in Surrey to European fame, the revolutionary ideas of William of Ockham. Learn how to shave with Ockham’s razor.
Leicestershire Dyslexia Association: Open Meeting and AGM
Wed 20th Jun 19:30 – 21:00 Stoneygate Baptist Church
Talk by Arran Smith: Empowering Potential: Dyslexia, Microsoft and 3rd Party.
Band Night
Wed 20th Jun 19:30 – 23:00 The Donkey
Weallfallsilent are an Indie-Rock band based in Leicester. Melancholic melodies are laid on top of a wall of sound. ZeroCub is a hip-hop duo – instrumentalist, Dogcub and rapper, Zeropence.
Incorporating guitar, bass and cello, they offer a unique sound. TapTonic’s repertoire is diverse and the arrangements add a quirky twist to the timeless classics and recent compositions of today.

Tuesday 19th June ArtBeat Events

Bloomin' Good Recycling

With Great Pleasure
Tue 19th Jun 11:00 – 12:00 Vernon House
Come and share a favourite poem or piece of prose or come and listen to others choices. Open to non-residents.
Soundbites Lunchtime Concert
Tue 19th Jun 12:45 – 13:15 Attenborough Arts Centre
Tamaki Higashi (Vlolin) Mariko Terashi (Piano). Music by Bach, Chopin, Debussy Franck.,Saint-Saëns.
Sing to Breathe Easy Singing Group
Tue 19th Jun 13:00 – 15:00 St James the Greater music room
Group primarily for people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder and other breathing problems. Everyone welcome to come along and sing or just to listen.
Children’s Storytime
Tue 19th Jun 15:30 – 16:30 Age UK
We will be holding a children’s story telling session in our shop. Jill Jobson from the Leicestershire Guild of Storytellers will be entertaining the children. All children are invited, but the reading will be aimed at children aged between 4 and 10. There will be a short break for free squash or water.
All children will need to be accompanied by an adult.
Cosmic Crystals
Tue 19th Jun 18:00 – 19:00 Quaker Meeting House
The talk will be how to incorporate crystals into your daily life to empower your intentions, cleanse your energy system and enjoy them.
Comedy Night
Tue 19th Jun 19:00 – 21:30 The Donkey
BrightSparks: Arts in Mental Health Group and Wellbeing Matters, in partnership with Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust present a Mental Health Benefit ‘Open Mic’ Night. With, M/C The Great Raymondo, headline act Jack Britton, and a plethora of exciting open mic performers.
Drop-in Music and Poetry Circle
Tue 19th Jun 19:30 – 21:00 Quaker Meeting House
Open mic – all welcome. Refreshments.
ArtBeat General Knowledge Quiz
Tue 19th Jun 20:00 – 23:00 Knighton & Clarendon Park Conservative Club
Come along for a fun night and test your knowledge in the free to enter ArtBeat Quiz with a cunning twist. Teams of up to 5 people will compete to win great prizes with questions from literature,history, geography, TV, film, music and general knowledge.


We have added Greenshoots Ceilidh band to the new event at Leicester Antiques Warehouse.
Sunday 24th June
Lunchtime Ragas
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.

Monday 19th June 2018 ArtBeat Events

3 children dancing to band
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.