What did you think of ArtBeat 2018?


We had a great time at ArtBeat 2018 and we’ll soon have to start thinking about ArtBeat 2019, which is our 5th birthday.

To help us create the best ArtBeat yet we need your feedback about ArtBeat 2018. What did we do well, what could we improve and what sort of events would you like to see next year? It doesn’t matter if you didn’t attend any ArtBeat events, you can still help with your answers.

Just fill in our quick survey here 

And if you’d like to put on your own event next year, or help out in organising the festival, in anyway, then come along to our Public meeting on:

Monday 17th September, 6.30pm, at the QuakerMeeting House, small meeting room on Queens road.

No experience needed just enthusiasm and ideas.

If you can’t attend the meeting email us at info@clarendonpark.net for more information.

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.

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 www.babygigs.co.uk ) are £7 Adult/Child pair, £3 additional Child, £5 additional Adult Booking recommended, at info@babygigs.co.uk
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.