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Annual General Meeting for ArtBeat 2016



ArtBeat Annual General Meeting 2016

The AGM of ArtBeat for 2016

will be held at

7.30pm, Monday, 14th November 2016

Knighton and Clarendon Park Social Club, Clarendon Park Road (on the corner with Queens Road).

The Agenda is:

  1. Welcome and introductions

  2. Minutes of last year’s AGM

  3. Review of 2016: Chair’s report part 2

  4. Treasurer’s Report

  5. What next

  6. Election of Officers and formation of next Art Beat organising team

  7. Any Other Business

  8. Close of AGM

The AGM will be followed immediately by the first meeting of the organising team.

We still need to fill some positions on the committee. If you want to help next year’s festival, please let us know: click contact . We especially need a Secretary, a Health, Safety and Safeguarding Officer, a Marketing / Website Officer, and someone to organise the dance events, but whatever your interests you will be welcome to join us.

ArtBeat 2016 Festival Dates

Save the date for ArtBeat 2016

The ArtBeat team is delighted to announce that ArtBeat Community Arts Festival will be back on the streets of Clarendon Park again this summer.

ArtBeat 2016 will run from Friday 17 June – Monday 27 June. Mark your diary for another fab festival packed with music, storytelling, dance, film and more.

ArtBeat 2016 Programme

Following the success of the 2014 and 2015 ArtBeat festivals, this will be our third year celebrating local talent in the Clarendon Park area.

This year’s volunteer organisers are beavering away planning a whole host of events for ArtBeat 2016. You’ll recognise some old favourites as well as some very exciting new talent this year.

We are especially excited to introduce a brand new film strand to the events on offer. Stay tuned and check the Programme section of the site for more news as the events schedule starts to take shape.

ArtBeat Volunteers Needed

If you love the arts and have some time to spare, then get involved! ArtBeat can’t happen without the generous efforts of volunteers. We need help with organising events, delivering leaflets, not to mention the all-important artists and performers.

If you can help in any way, please contact, we’d love to hear from you.

ArtBeat 2016 Sponsorship

Each year the festival relies on generous sponsorship received from local businesses and organisations. Thanks once again to all who helped the 2015 festival happen.

If you are interested in sponsoring ArtBeat this year, please contact to discuss how you can be a part of the 2016 festival.

University of Leicester Big Band

Lunchtime Concerts in November

University of Leicester MusiciansJoin the talented University of Leicester students on Wednesday 18th and 25th of November at 1.30 pm for two FREE lunchtime concerts.

The University of Leicester Musicians on November 18th will feature solo singers, players and pianists. Performances will range from classical pieces to musical theatre.

The Leicester University Big Band will treat us to 9 pieces including film favourites like; Pure Imagination, Pink Panther, Incredibles and Gonna Fly Now (Rocky).

All are welcome to these free admission 90-minute concerts, so add the dates to your diary. Refreshments will be available.

Concert Details

University of Leicester Big BandUniversity of Leicester Musicians
Date: Wednesday, November 18th
Time: 1.30 pm
Venue: Christchurch, 105a Clarendon Park Road, Leicester LE2 3AH
Solo singers, players and pianists in music ranging from classical pieces to musical theatre.

University of Leicester Big Band and Friends
Date: Wednesday, November 25th
Time: 1.30 pm
Venue: Christchurch, 105a Clarendon Park Road, Leicester LE2 3AH

About the Musicians

University of Leicester MusiciansMusic at the University of Leicester is a student-run activity organised by the Music Association. About 350 students are involved in music as a recreational activity in 7 different bands choirs or groups;

  • Orchestra,
  • Chorus,
  • Chamber Choir,
  • Voices,
  • Big Band,
  • Concert Band and
  • Band and Gigs.

The lunchtime concerts at Christchurch, Clarendon Park Road will be a showcase for the amazing musical talent of the University of Leicester students.

The concerts are a Christchurch, ArtBeat and University of Leicester collaboration.

ArtBeat 2015 launch party

ArtBeat 2015 is done and dusted

ArtBeat 2015 launch partyAnd what a festival it was! We hope you all enjoyed the incredible variety of events on offer at ArtBeat 2015. The feedback and photos were certainly fabulous.

Making ArtBeat 2015

We would like to thank the many volunteers and sponsors who made the festival a reality this year.

Huge thanks to the local authority, Leicester City Council. The council made grants available to support the running costs of the festival. The council community grants went towards activities such as publicity and promotion.

We also received generous donations from commercial sponsors. The principal sponsor for ArtBeat 2015 was ZigZag Photography in Portland Road. Thank you ZigZag!

The festival also received donations from 25 local retailers, in particular, the retail outlets in Queens Road and Clarendon Park Road. Donations come in the form of cash or in-kind contributions.

Find out more about ArtBeat partners and sponsors here.

Until next time…

Stay tuned for more of what’s coming next for ArtBeat and how you can get involved. Meanwhile, reminisce by reading the 2015 ArtBeat blog and enjoying this clip of the Lonesome Pines.