Live music, Dance and Performance

  • April

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    • Contact Improv Jam: Work In Progress

    • Sunday 22 April. 1pm - 4pm
    • Pay what you think
    • Welcome to all abilities, express yourself through sensory warm up exercises and contact improvisation skills led by leading dance artists. Stay to watch Midlands-based artists present productions currently in development spanning a wide variety of artistic disciplines from theatre, dance to live art.
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    • Charles Owen Piano Recital

    • Wednesday 25 April.1pm - 2pm
    • £7 / £5.
    • Charles Owen is one of the finest British pianists of his generation and has performed nationally and internationally. Returning to Attenborough Arts Centre, Charles Owen will perform the works of Brahms and Lizst. For more information visit www.charlesowen.net
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    • Sitar Music Society: Echoes: The Sounds of Sitar

    • Friday 27 April. 7pm - 9pm.
    • £10 / £8 concessions
    • The Sitar Music Society aims to advance the education in the history, theory and playing of the sitar, drawing on the long and distinguished heritage of Indian Classical Music to assimilate its excellence and develop its relevance for todayís world. Join award-winning sitarist of the new generation Jasdeep Singh Degun, as he pays homage to the past and brings tradition to the present in this full-fledged classical solo concert.

    May

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    • Leicester Jazz House Richard Fairhurst Trio

    • Thursday 3 May. 8pm - 10.30pm
    • In advance £12 / £5
    • On the day £14 / £7
    • On the first Thursday of the month, Leicester Jazz House treat you to a spectacular line up of high quality jazz from the experimental, dynamic, warm and beautiful.  Leicester-born pianist Richard Fairhurst has been an important figure on the British jazz scene since the mid 1990ís. His ongoing significance is evident in the recent album of superb duets which he recorded with the late, great John Taylor.
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    • zerOclasikal: One

    • Friday 18 May. 7.30pm - 9.30pm
    • £10 / £6 concessions
    • zerOclasikal is a project that celebrates radical and experimental approaches to South Asian classical music by giving a platform to the next generation of British South Asian classical talent. In this experiment, an ensemble of Vainikas explore and push the limits of this ancient instrument over a programme of new work featuring unique bass tones, multi-octave sounds and rich gamakas. The Veena is a South Indian stringed lute instrument, one of the oldest within the South Asian tradition and with each individual instrument having its own tonal quality, style and timbre; will a Veena ensemble work?

    June

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    • Leicester Jazz House Freddie Gavita Quartet

    • Thursday 7 June. 8pm - 10.30pm
    • In advance £12 / £5
    • On the day £14 / £7
    • On the first Thursday of the month, Leicester Jazz House treat you to a spectacular line up of high quality jazz from the experimental, dynamic, warm and beautiful.  BBC Big Band featured soloist Freddie Gavita is backed by a Rolls Royce rhythm section. The quartet of mature virtuosic improvisers produce music which is both exciting and dynamic as well as warm and sensitive.
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    • Skytribe presents: Chicas Locas Burlesque Summer Showcase

    • Saturday 9 June. 8pm - 10.30pm
    • £7. 16+
    • Stay out for a glittering night of burlesque with Doe Demureís troupes Chicas Locas Burlesque and Skytribe tribal fusion belly dance. Expect glamorous costumes, comedy and tease with a mix of group and solo performances.
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    • Contact Improv Jam: Work In Progress

    • Sunday 17 June 1pm - 4pm
    • Pay what you think
    • Welcome to all abilities, express yourself through sensory warm up exercises and contact improvisation skills led by leading dance artists. Stay to watch Midlands-based artists present productions currently in development spanning a wide variety of artistic disciplines from theatre, dance to live art.
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    • Grace Petrie & The Robot Needs Home Collective Present Fire In Your Heart Folk Club

    • Saturday 23 June. 7pm
    • Pay what you think
    • Fire In Your Heart is a new monthly folk night for Leicester, bringing together elements of the old and new to both celebrate and renovate the time-honoured tradition of gathering together to share stories through songs.
    • Book now
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    • Sitar Music Society

      Between the Lines: Explorations with Santoor

    • Friday 29 June. 7pm - 9pm
    • £10 / £8 concessions
    • The Sitar Music Society aims to advance the education in the history, theory and playing of the sitar, drawing on the long and distinguished heritage of Indian Classical Music to assimilate its excellence and develop its relevance for today ís world. Hailing from the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains, the Santoor is complex in its simplicity. Join Kaviraj Singh as he blends musicality with rhythmical patterns to explore the depths and heights of this resounding instrument with astounding flair and skill.

    July

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    • Parkin & Deans Presents

      The Mike Sole Takeover Special

    • Friday 6 July. 7.30pm - 10.30pm
    • Pay what you think
    • Parkin & Deans present the best of Leicesterís live music in an intimate candlelit evening filled with good humour, drinks and incredible talent. All evenings are Pay What You Think. Everyone is welcome, especially newcomers! "When I (Parkin) was working at a school years ago, there was always a fourteen-year-old kid hanging around the piano. And when he played ñ wow! As a pianist, Mike Sole has flourished with age to become an essential part of the Leicester music scene. So Doug and I are handing a night over to him!"

    Soundbites

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    • Soundbites in our Princess Diana of Wales hall

    • Every Tuesday lunchtime starting at 12.45 - 1.45pm, FREE
    • Enjoy lunch at the Arts Bar café and experience a variety of delightful live music from local talented musicians and performers to entertain you during your lunch break in our Princess Diana of Wales hall. See full line-up here.
    • No need to book, just turn up and enjoy!

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