Wednesday 20th June ArtBeat Events

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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.

UPDATES TO THE PRINTED PROGRAMME: 5

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.
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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.
pARTicepate
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.