Festivals

February

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  • WORD! International Women’s Day Special with Penny Pepper

  • Thursday 28 February, 7.30pm – 9.30pm including interval
  • £7 full / £4 concession
  • Penny Pepper (aka The Naked Punk) wows us in her thought provoking performance created especially for International Women’s Day. Penny is a renowned writer for the Guardian and Huffington Post who has a few things to say to women everywhere…
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March

  • Fishhouse Theatre presents International Women’s Day Celebration

  • Sunday 10 March, 1pm – 10pm

  • Everyone welcome

  • Women Theatremakers’ Lunch

  • 1pm – 2.30pm
  • Meet our new Attenborough Women Theatremakers for lunch in our cafe bar. Enjoy our lovely food, talk to playwrights about your own stories and meet other professionals working in theatre and the arts.
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    Stitch-A-Slogan

  • 2.30pm – 5pm
  • We’re designing and stitching our own feminist slogan to celebrate womanhood in this radical embroidery workshop led by Katharine from Leicestershire Craft Centre. Our works of art will hang on our walls at home to inspire us to keep taking action.
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    Have Your Cake & Eat It

  • 5pm – 6.30pm
  • We are a nation obsessed with baking. But why is cake so important? And which cake wins the battle of the bakery? We’re joining cake aficionados Fishhouse Theatre with special baking guests for a light-hearted discussion over tea and, you guessed it, cake!
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    I’m Every Woman: The Women’s Powerballad Singalong

  • 8.15pm – 10pm
  • We’re packing our hairbrush to sing along to the greatest power ballads and women’s anthems of all time with DJHarvey. Oh, and watch out for our incredible synchronised dance moves! Send your requests on Twitter to @ fishhouseTC or fishhousetheatre@gmail. com from Celine, Bonnie and Gloria. The day will also welcome information stalls and there will be a thrilling raffle to raise funds for Jasmine House, Leicester Rape Crisis.
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International Sitar Festival

  • Sitar Music Society is hosting 3 days of performance, workshops and talks as part of the International Sitar Festival, a month-long celebration and exploration of the artistry of sitar across the UK in commemoration of legendary maestro, Ustad Vilayat Khan Sahib.

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  • The Journey of the Sitar with Shakir Khan

  • Friday 29 March, 6pm – 8pm
  • Everyone welcome
  • £5
  • Join our lively discussion and musical demonstration with Shakir Khan, a shining star of his generation.
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  • Serenaded by Sitar with Shakir Khan

  • Saturday 30 March, 7pm – 9pm
  • Everyone welcome
  • £10 full / £8 concession
  • Fraser Noble Hall
  • In this grand evening of playing, Shakir showcases the art of the sitar with his exquisite sense of sur (melody) and laya (rhythm) with expert tabla accompaniment.
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  • Sitar Masterclass with Shakir Khan

  • Sunday 31 March, 2pm – 6pm
  • Everyone welcome
  • £10 full / £6 concession
  • All are welcome to observe this intimate, expert afternoon of learning on the Sitar, led by international maestro, Shakir Khan. Those who would like to take part are advised to have had a minimum of 1 years training prior. Please note that instruments will not be provided.
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April

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  • First Bite Festival 2019

  • Commissioned by mac Birmingham, In Good Company and Warwick Arts Centre.
  • Friday 5 April, 7pm
  • Help us mould the future of theatre in the Midlands. Attenborough Arts Centre is offering us an exclusive chance to see work-in- progress material from both new and established regional theatre companies. We’ll enjoy brand spanking new theatre and get the chance to offer our feedback to help develop their shows. Three shows will be commissioned by the festival partners and showcased at Bite Size Festival at Warwick Arts Centre in January 2020.
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  • Check In Festival

  • Friday 5 and Saturday 6 April
  • Suitable for ages 16+
  • We’re so excited for another festival of experimentation and play, for all of us who are curious. There’s plenty happening over the two days including workshops, scratch performances and immersive happenings. Check out our Check-In line up so far, with more to be announced soon on our website or pick up a Departure Lounge Check-in brochure for full listings.
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May

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  • 14/48

  • 14/48 Leicester will be premiering its brand of raw punkrock theatre at Attenborough Arts Centre for the first time in May 2019.
  • Putting 60 artists against the clock to create 14 brand new plays in just 48 hours, each scored by a live house band. 14/48 is the world’s quickest theatre festival, originally hailing from Seattle, and now in it’s 6th year in Leicester. “If you’ve never attended before, then make sure not to miss out – it promises to be an evening of pure hilarity and brilliance.” Artist feedback.

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