Live music and Dance

Dance at Attenborough

April

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  • Wayward Thread: Red INK

  • Friday 26 April, 7pm – 8pm
  • £10 / £5 concession
  • Through artful, pulse-quickening hip hop and contemporary dance, an international cast of male dancers embody the struggle between the desires of a state and its citizens. Red INK explores how speaking truth to power marks the difference between freedom of expression, censorship or worse.
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Music at Attenborough

May

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  • Contact Improvisation Jam

  • Thursday 2 May, Thursday 6 June,
  • Thursday 4 July and Thursday 1 August
  • 6pm – 9pm
  • Pay What You Think
  • Suitable for everyone
  • Come along to our monthly sessions with comfortable clothing and bare feet to learn a variety of different contact improvisation skills with a range of artists.
  • After which an open jam will follow where you are invited to explore and enjoy the skills you have learnt.
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  • Desert Island Flicks

  • Spiltmilk Dance
  • Friday 3 May, 7pm – 8.45pm
    £10 / £5 concessions, £30 Family of Four
    Suitable for ages 8+
  • Spiltmilk (The Little Love Cabaret) are back with this blockbuster, adventure and rom com rolled into one. Join our two leading ladies as they re-imagine, remake and spoof the most memorable
  • movie moments of all time, taking on all the lead roles, stunts, and special effects! Somewhere between a dance performance, sketch show, a night at the movies and an epic game of charades,
  • Desert Island Flicks shines a spotlight on life lessons learnt from the big screen, all set to a sensational soundtrack.
  • Desert Island Flicks has been generously supported by Attenborough Arts Centre The Mill Arts Centre, Lincoln Drill Hall, In Good Company, The Civic Barnsley and The National Lottery through Arts Council England.
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    Charles Owen

  • Wednesday 8 May, 1pm – 2pm
  • £5
  • Brahms Variations in D minor, Op 18b
    Schumann Three Romances, Op 28
    Schubert Sonata in C minor, D 958
  • Described by Gramophone magazine as “one of the finest British pianists of his generation”, Charles Owen has enjoyed an extensive international career performing a wide ranging repertoire to outstanding critical acclaim.
  • Returning to the Attenborough Arts Centre, he will perform a selection of captivating classical works.
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    Dastaan with Sarvar Sabri

  • Sonia Sabri Company
  • Friday 24 May, 7pm – 8.45pm
    including interval
    £10 / £5 concessions, £30 Family of Four
    Everyone welcome
  • We’re really excited about this riveting experience of live music, film and dance. Dastaan - meaning a ‘story’ or ‘story of our life’ – takes place in two parts. First, we’ll be taken on a musical journey through India, Persia and Wales, led by worldrenowned tabla maestro and composer Sarvar Sabri. The second half is a beautiful film featuring Persian calligraphy by Mehdi Jamali and poignant dance from renowned ballet dancer Marion Tait (Birmingham Royal Ballet). Supported by Birmingham Royal Ballet and The British Library.
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  • Chicas Locas Burlesque

  • Spring Showcase
  • Saturday 25 May, 8pm – 10.30pm
  • £8
  • 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 fusion belly dance.Enjoy group and solo routines from both new and experienced performers.
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June

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  • Leicester Jazz House: Jason Rebello

  • Thursday 13 June, 8pm – 10.30pm
  • £12 full / £5 concession
  • Everyone welcome
  • Firm favourite Jason returns for another solo piano concert. This consummate artist spans many genres with ease – not
  • surprising given his wide experience with artists such as Sting and Jeff Beck.
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  • Gallery Lates

  • Friday 14 June, 8pm
  • FREE
  • Expand, create and engage. Relax, unravel and unwind. We are opening our galley, café and courtyard after hours for an immersive experience, presenting the best in local live music, dance and visual art, whilst also inviting you to collaboratively create throughout the evening too. Be it with life drawing in our galleries or dancing to DJs in our café, expect to enjoy ambient atmospheres and exploratory good vibes to start your weekend with a zing.
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  • Fire In Your Heart Folk Club: Rowan Rheingans - Dispatches on the Red Dress

  • Saturday 22 June, 7pm – 10pm
  • £10 / £5 concessions, £30 Family of Four
  • Everyone welcome
  • Leicester’s newest folk night celebrates the old and new, bringing you the time-honoured tradition of sharing the stories through songs. Hosted by Leicester’s own Grace Petrie, this month features award-winning musician Rowan Rheingans’ debut solo show - an intimate and adventurous exploration of memory, identity, joy, sorrow, trauma-recovery, bird-song, war and waltzes.

    Rowan Rheingans is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and composer best known for her work with folk bands Lady Maisery, The Rheingans Sisters and Songs of Separation. She has won two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards ('Best Original Track' & 'Best Album') and is a five-times nominee.

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July

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  • Contact Improvisation Jam

  • Thursday 4 July and Thursday 1 August
  • 6pm – 9pm
  • Pay What You Think. Suitable for everyone
  • Come along to our monthly sessions with comfortable clothing and bare feet to learn a variety of different contact improvisation skills with a range of artists.
  • After which an open jam will follow where you are invited to explore and enjoy the skills you have learnt.
  • Book now

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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