Live music and Dance

November

  • Tim Garland Trio - two men looking at the camera holding an instrument
  • Leicester Jazz House presents

  • Tim Garland Trio
  • Thursday 30 November, 8pm
  • £14 / £7. 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Tim Garland’s recent Leicester gig with his Electric Quartet was a resounding success. The Chick Corea alumnus returns with a very different kind of musical experience, an intimate acoustic trio featuring the great Jason Rebello and the Russian bass virtuoso, Yuri Goloubev.

December

  • man in front of a screen that says sometimes I think I know
  • Lewys Holt presents

  • Phrases preview
  • Thursday 7 December, 7pm
  • £5 / £4 . 1 hour (16+ years)
  • Phrases is an exploration of common sense, catchphrases and confusion alongside spontaneous dance. Fragmentation and confusion are embraced in an effort to form structure and get on with it. Lewys thinks this is like life in general.
    Founding member of arts collective Tetrad, associate artist at Attenborough Arts Centre and a Curve Theatre Breakthrough Artist, Lewys has worked with prominent international artists including Tino Sehgal, Frank Willens, Rosemary Lee and Florence Peake. In 2015 he secured funding to make his acclaimed solo show ‘Of, Or At A Fairly Low Temperature’, which ran at Summerhall during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
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  • Skytribe presents

  • Chicas Locas Burlesque Christmas Special
  • Saturday 9 December, 8pm
  • £7, For 16+ years. 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Get jolly in your Christmas jumpers at our special Christmassy event, we present group and solo performances from Chicas Locas burlesque and the Skytribe Tribal Fusion belly dancers. Expect glamorous costumes, comedy and tease, with plenty of festive fun.
  • Parkin and Deans Present

  • A Christmas Cracker!
  • Friday 15 December, 8pm
  • Pay what you think. 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Except cheeky seasonal covers, gallons of goodwill and a host of special guests.
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  • Contact Improv Jam

  • Sunday 17 December, 1pm
  • 3 hours (18+ years) Pay what you think
  • £7, For 16+ years. 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Come and join us for a contact improvisation workshop.  Whether you’re a seasoned contact dancer or someone who’s interested in what that might mean and wants to give it go, everyone is welcome to us join us in the space.
    The first half of the session will be a workshop led by a guest dance artist each month, leading the group through sensory warm up exercises and will look at some basic contact improvisational skill development. The workshop will then lead to an open jam for the remainder of the session.
    Please wear comfortable clothes you can move in and be prepared to dance in bare feet.
  • LCCB - five men playing trumpet
  • Leicester Community Concert Band presents

  • The Very Best Time of Year
  • Wednesday 20 December, 7.30pm
  • £8 / £6. 3 hours
  • A happy, festive occasion which will appeal to family members of all ages, with lots of opportunity for audience participation. Come along and join in with the singing of well know carols and favourite seasonal songs. The perfect start to Christmas, complete with refreshments and mince pies!

January

  • girl playing saxophone man on piano
  • Leicester Jazz House presents

  • Trish Clowes and Gareth Williams
  • Thursday 11 January, 8pm
  • £14 / £7. 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Multi-award winning saxophonist Trish Clowes returns to engage in a different kind of musical conversation with virtuoso pianist and 2013 British Jazz Awards winner, Gareth Williams. Aiming to bring generations and styles of musicians/music together, the duo will be playing arrangements of standards plus originals by the two of them.
    Trish Clowes has made a great impact in the relatively short time she has been on the UK jazz scene, while Gareth Williams is one of the UK’s leading modern jazz pianists, having played with world-class artists Us3 through to Joe Lovano, Jerry Bergonzi and George Coleman.
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  • Kesha Raithatha presents

  • Traces
  • Friday 19 January, 7pm
  • £6 / £5. 1 hour
  • (Part of DeStress Fest)
  • Taking on an abstract form, the division of people from each other and themselves is expressed through the contrast between retrospective memory and emotions.
    Kesha journeys through her impressions of living, travelling and journaling throughout the Indian subcontinent for her first self-choreographed work. Drawing from personal incidents and nomadic by nature, the body is used as a vehicle of data, persistently trying to weave and thread together memories through physical exploration. Kesha reflects on the constant changes we all experience from the dichotomy of physical and metaphysical space.
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  • Contact Improv Jam

  • Sunday 21 January, 1pm
  • 3 hours (18+ years) Pay what you think
  • Come and join us for a contact improvisation workshop.  Whether you’re a seasoned contact dancer or someone who’s interested in what that might mean and wants to give it go, everyone is welcome to us join us in the space.
    The first half of the session will be a workshop led by a guest dance artist each month, leading the group through sensory warm up exercises and will look at some basic contact improvisational skill development. The workshop will then lead to an open jam for the remainder of the session.
    Please wear comfortable clothes you can move in and be prepared to dance in bare feet.
  • Knighton Chamber Orchestra - image of orchestra
  • Knighton Chamber Orchestra presents

  • A concert of classical music
  • Sunday 21 January, 3pm
  • Venue: Fraser Noble Hall
  • £10 / £8 / £3. 2 hours
  • A rare opportunity to hear Gustav Mahler’s song cycle Kindertotenlieder, with exceptional soloist Charlotte Howes.
    Kindertotenlieder is a cycle of songs about the death of children. Mahler sets this serious and disturbing subject to some of the most beautiful and poignant music ever composed. This classical concert will open with the first performance of the Tralee Jane Suite by Leicester composer Anne Mee and close with the exhilarating ‘Classical Symphony’ by Prokofiev.

March

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  • Leicester Jazz House: Julian Siegel Quartet

  • Saturday 3 March, 8 – 10.30pm
  • Advance Tickets: £12 / £5 concession
  • On The Day: £14 / £7 concession
  • This group is fast becoming one of the most in-demand quartets on the UK jazz scene.
    Moving freely through varied sound-worlds and colours from undercurrents of bob into electro-acoustic trance, to West African drum grooves, searching ballads and joyful melodies.
  • Book now
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  • Skytribe presents Chicas Locas

  • Burlesque Spring Showcase
  • Saturday 10 March, 8 – 10.30pm
  • Tickets: £7
  • Suitable for ages 16+
  • Sit back for another glittering night of glamorous costumes, comedy and tease from Doe Demure’s troupes Chicas Locas Burlesque and Skytribe tribal fusion belly dance.
  • Book now
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  • Brian Humperson Quintet: Singing and Swinging

  • Friday 16 March, 7.30 – 10.30pm
  • Tickets: £8 / £6 concession
  • Relish another lively evening of well-loved songs from the Great American Songbook and popular jazz standards. Enjoy a few Stolen Moments, from Speak Low to
    Groovin’ High with trumpeter Don Blakeson, saxophonist Alan Walker, bassist Martin Slipp, drummer Vic ‘Stix’ Poole, and pianist Brian Humpherson. Featuring the vocal talents of Nicole van de Kuinder.
  • Book now
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  • Contact Improvisation Jam

  • Sunday 25 March, 1 – 4pm
  • Tickets: Pay What You Think
  • Every one of all levels and abilities are
  • welcome to join our friendly dance artists who will guide you through a sensory warm up and teach you a variety of contact improvisation skills. The workshop will end in an open jam where you are free to express yourself. Comfortable clothing and bare feet is recommended

Soundbites

  • A young man playing the violin
  • 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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