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What’s On February – July 2017

SEE ART / MAKE ART


Performance highlights

Highlights for this season. Make sure you see at least one!

I M AGE : Julian Hughes

February: Jordan Brookes, The making of, page 13

March: Departure Lounge Check in, page 18

April: Team Viking, page 21

May: MammaBabaMe, page 25

June: What If I Told You, page 20

July: She, page 21

Look out for free activities as part of our big 20th anniversary celebration in May! 2


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COVER: image, Night in the Museum IMAGE: Crystal Clear

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B OX OFFI C E : 0116 252 2455 e : arts-centre@le.ac.uk w: www.attenborougharts.com

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Gallery

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Leicester Comedy Festival

16 Theatre & Comedy 2 2 Performance & Spoken

Word 24 Kids & Family 26 Live Music & Jazz 3 1 Dance 3 5 Event Diary 3 7 How to book 4 0 How to find us

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GALLERY The new home for contemporary art in Leicester FREE ENTRY Opening hours: 10am – 5pm Monday to Saturday 12pm – 4pm Sunday

I M AGE : Ridiculous

N E W EX HIBIT IO N

Ridiculous 30 January – 5 February, FREE Ridiculous is contemporary, current and provocative. Emma Fay, Juliette Burton and Adam Pearson have collectively confronted the ridiculous standards of accepted body image prescribed by popular magazine culture in the culmination of an innovative and unconventional visual arts exhibition. Preview Evening Sunday 29 January preview, 5pm – 8pm, FREE, booking advised.

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B A LC O N Y G A L L E RY Nama Āto: Japanese Outsider Art 20 January – 12 March, FREE A touring exhibition of three Japanese visual artists whose work is being presented in the UK for the first time. Koji Nishioka’s intuitive musical scores are related to existing pieces of music, but which a pianist may not easily read; Makoto Okawa’s colourful drawings and felt ‘Makoot’ dolls, born from his imagination, depict happiness, sadness and pleasure; and Yasuyuki Ueno’s work shows a world where preconceived notions of female characters and fashion objects are challenged. All of the artists have learning disabilities, and are supported by Atelier Corners in Osaka, Japan.


COMI NG S OO N Night in the Museum: Ryan Gander Curates the Arts Council Collection Saturday 25 February – Sunday 21 May, FREE Preview event Friday 24 February, 5.30pm – 7.30pm, booking advised, FREE VIP Evening Friday 24 February, 4.30pm – 5pm, booking advised, £15 An exclusive introduction to our new exhibition. Enjoy a glass of Prosecco and a canapé with Attenborough Arts Centre Director Michaela Butter and special guests. Attenborough Arts Centre brings a major new touring exhibition to Leicester which sees leading British artist, Ryan Gander, select work from Art Council Collection’s world class national collection of modern and contemporary British art. This exhibition includes a major new commission ‘As old as time itself, slept alone’ by Ryan Gander, presented as part of the exhibition. Night in the Museum brings together over 30 works by artists including Roger Hiorns, Henry Moore, Angela Bulloch and Wolfgang Tillmans. For this exhibition, Gander has made a selection of works from the Arts Council Collection’s nearly 8,000 works of British art in a range of media. The majority of these were acquired from young and emerging UKbased artists over the past 70 years.

I M AGE : Night in the Museum

The Venus Papers Monday 23 January – Sunday 12 February Award-winning figurative artist Scott Bridgwood will exhibit a collection of paintings in Gallery 3 as part of The Venus Papers, a theatrical poetry show about the Roman Goddess of love and beauty on Saturday 4 February. Preview Evening Saturday 4 February, 7pm, followed by linked Venus Papers performance. Booking advised. See page 22 for more details.

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AT T E N B O R O U G H FO R U M Night in the Museum Lewys Holt Thursday 30 March, 6pm – 7pm, £7 / £5 Join dance artist Lewys Holt as he explores new narratives and relationships between art and the onlooker. Through innovative and curious dance, comedy, visual arts and theatre, Lewys will interpret the contemporary themes within Ryan Gander’s exhibition, provoking us to look with new eyes at the world around us.

Curating the Arts Council Collection Thursday 27 April, 6pm – 7.30pm, FREE FREE, booking advised Join a panel of curators, artists and enthusiasts for a thought-provoking discussion about contemporary art and how the Arts Council Collection has been curated by Ryan Gander for ‘Night in the Museum’. This in-conversation event will give you a deeper insight into the process that went on behind the scenes. There will also be an audience Q&A with a chance to ask your own questions.

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I M AGE : Night in the Museum


G U I D E D TO U R S Join our curators for a deeper insight into the exhibition and the ideas behind it, in this 45 minute gallery tour. Thursdays, 12.30 – 1.15pm 2, 16 and 30 March, 6, 13 and 27 April 11 May Group and school gallery tours available. For more information and to book please contact arts-education@le.ac.uk or call 0116 252 2455.

ARTS AWARD We are an Arts Award Centre delivering all 5 levels of arts award. YOUNG AMBASSADORS Are you aged 14 – 19 and interested in the arts? Join our Young Ambassadors Group and help shape our work at Attenborough Arts Centre. Our Ambassadors will... g Get free tickets to our shows g Organise activities and events for children and young people g Make new friends g Have fun and get creative g Achieve an Arts Award g Gain experience and skills Please contact our Learning team for more information on arts-education@le.ac.uk t: 0116 252 2455

K I D S A N D FA M I L I E S Family Workshops Saturdays 25 February – 20 May, FREE, book in advance or sign up on the day 1pm – 3pm Explore themes, materials and ideas from the exhibition with our friendly learning team and expert artists. No experience needed. 7


W Leicester Comedy Festival 8 – 26 February

I M AGE : HIGH-Larious

The Comedy Asylum

Helen Duff: Open Secret

Friday 10 February, 7pm – 9.30pm £3 / FREE, 16+ years

Saturday 12 February, 7pm – 8pm, £8 / £5 / £10 when booking for both Sleeping Trees: WESTERN? and Helen Duff: Open Secret For 15+ years. May cause offence.

Come along to enjoy a comedy horror spectacular featuring Rob Gee and mental health service members of The Comedy Asylum. We promise you a horrific nightmare of ghoulish goulash and fiendish infidels playing in the night, with free food and accessories.

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Master of shamelessly silly yet socially conscious clowning Helen Duff returns with a bold, subversive and very funny new stand-up show about life as a fully exposed idiot. “Absolutely shameless, boldly ridiculous, embarrassingly funny” ★★★★ AUSTRALIA TIMES


Mini Fridge Presents Hannah Silvester: Comedy for Whippersnappers Wednesday 15 February, 1.30pm – 2.30pm, £5 / £15 party of 4. For 5+ years A mixed bill of comedy acts specifically for kids. Hannah Silvester has been acting like an idiot for quite some time. She is a resident comedian at the Laughing Sole Comedy for Kids at the Midlands Art Centre in Birmingham. This year Hannah has decided to bring a stand-up comedy show to the ankle-biters of Leicester, and she’s invited a few of her fantastically funny friends to join her on stage.

Sleeping Trees: WESTERN? Saturday 12 February, 8.30pm – 9.30pm, £8 / £5 / £10 when booking for both Sleeping Trees: WESTERN? and Helen Duff: Open Secret The Sleeping Trees continue their decimation of the big screen and bring you another sordid tale, this time from the sandy depths of the Wild West.

Kids’ Court Wednesday 15 February, 3.30pm – 4.30pm, £5 / £15 for party of 4. For 7+ years Parents sit in the dock, in the court where the kids are in charge! With a Judge, Prosecution and Defence played by local comedians, children get the chance to put their parents or older siblings on trial and decide a suitable penalty for their misdemeanours, with the audience helping to decide whether they are guilty or not.

The Further Adventures of Shirley Wednesday 15 February, £5 / £15 for party of 4 11am – 12.15pm For 3+ years As the loveable Shirley, storyteller and award-winning comedy performer Lindsey Warnes Carroll invites you to be part of something spectacular. Make things, dress up, dance and help to make Shirley’s dreams come true in this interactive, participatory performance workshop. This will be the third outing for the Mini Fridge at Attenborough Arts Centre. Find out more: www.leicesterfridge.co.uk

IM AGE : Kids’ Court Credit: Roger A P Jones

The show follows unlikely hero Harry Sudds as a simple trip to the town bank quickly descends into the worst day of his life. Before he knows it he’s confronted by native Indians, talking wasps and one of the most majestic tumbleweeds ever seen in the west. 9


I M AGE : Brennan Reece – Everglow

IM AGE : Hannah Silvester Photo credit: Darron Palmer

English Comedian of the Year Double Bill

Brennan Reece – Everglow

Boy Girl Brain

Thursday 16 February, 8.30pm – 9.30pm, £5 / £3 / £8 when booking for both Brennan Reece – Everglow and Boy Girl Brain. For 14+ years

Thursday 16 February, 7pm – 8pm, £5 / £3 / £8 when booking for both Boy Girl Brain and Brennan Reece – Everglow For 18+ years A brand new comedy show detailing what was happening in this (then) 25 year old’s life from his own views on art and his childhood to break-ups and falling in love. In 2014 Jack Campbell won English Comedian of the Year and the following year he debuted with his first stand-up show at the Edinburgh Fringe.

English Comedian Of The Year 2015, performs his 2016 Edinburgh Nominated Show. Hello! I’m the English Comedian of the Year and this is my debut show. In Australia it sold out. In Edinburgh it also sold out – I know that sounds like bragging, but I don’t know another way to explain that people liked it. ‘His baby-faced rudeness is delightfully wrong’ (Journal)

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Scripted (Immersive Remix) Friday 17 February, 7pm – 8pm, £5, double bill price of £8 when booking for this show and How to Win a pub quiz. 16+ years. May cause offence. Imagine if Tim Burton was to create a stand up game show, and it might look like this... A remix of Daniel Nicholas’ madcap standup hour that bats around from interactive games to surreal one-liners and some longer bits, taking place around the whole building of the Attenborough Arts Centre.

How To Win A Pub Quiz Friday 17 February, 8.30pm – 9.30pm, £5 / £4 / £15 for party of 4. Double-bill offer for this show and Scripted (Immersive Remix) for £8 At Fraser Noble Hall. For 14+ years This highly interactive show is part stand-up, part actual pub quiz. Expand your trivia, compete against other teams, witness results and win prizes. After a sold-out run at Edinburgh Fringe in 2016, this unique hour comes to Leicester with facts, prizes and niche-referenced nonsense.

stories of friendship, love and wine. If you like your comedy intimate, innovative and exciting this is the show for you.” BBC Radio 4.

Jack Britton: Britt Pop Sunday 19 February, 8.30pm – 9.30pm, £8 / £6, double bill price of £10 when booking Jack Brittons: Britt Pop and Double Dose of Absurd Words featuring standfast and poetman. For 16+ years. Strobe lighting used. May cause offence. Jack Britton arrogantly crowbars his way back into Leicester Comedy Festival with a second album without even having recorded the first one. The second album is tough, really tough, but Jack Britton’s cracked it. He’s forced out a new medley of mayhem; he closed his eyes, squeezed real hard, gritted his teeth and plopped out Britt Pop. It’s a brand new show of songs, serenades, rhymes that don’t make sense and lemonades.

HIGH-Larious Saturday 18 February, 7pm – 8pm, £5 / Pay What You Think For 16+ years. Adult themes. Aaron Twitchen takes comedy to highs you’ve never seen before... literally. Join Aaron in this aerial-circus, stand-up fusion show as he mixes “Jaw-dropping stunts on the aerial silks with relatable IM AGE : ‘Britt Pop’ by Christopher Bragg Design

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IMAGE : Shirley’s Velvet Curtains

writing, choreographing and performing simultaneously on stage. Sometimes funny. Sometimes not. Who knows what will happen? They don’t.

Shirley’s Velvet Curtains Double Dose of Absurd Words featuring Oh Standfast & Poetman Sunday 19 February, 7pm – 8pm, £6, double bill price of £10 when booking Jack Brittons: Britt Pop and Double Dose of Absurd Words featuring standfast and poetman. For 16+ years. May cause offence. Performance Poetry, Charming & Dapper, Arguably Comedy, Occasional Rapper, Poetman uses live looping to poke fun at powerful pop culture figures, from Simon Cowell to Jeremy Kyle, he targets the ruthless, the cruel and the vile. Described by audience members as “Like a one man Goldie Looking Chain, but with a conscience” and “Tommy Cooper with a looper”, Poetman fights word crime through the power of rhyme.

Improvisations with Nicholas Holt Thursday 23 February, 6.30pm – 7.30pm, Pay What You Want / £5 Advance to guarantee a seat / Double bill tickets for Improvisations with Nicolas Holt and Shirley’s Velvet curtains £10 For 16+ years. May cause offence. An hour of improv from Nicholas Holt. Quality not guaranteed. Improvisations from dance artist Lewys Holt and comedian/writer Daniel Nicholas. Together and apart, they’ll be 12

Thursday 23 February, 8pm – 9pm, £7 / £5 / Double bill tickets for Improvisations with Nicolas Holt and Shirley’s Velvet curtains £10 For 16+ years. May cause offence. Shirley will comfortably combine an oldschool cabaret vibe with her unique take on entertainment. Involving the audience with games and suggestions, sharing her hopes, dreams and disappointments, dancing, telling stories and performing her latest Sweet Shop Shurlesque, all will combine for a truly top-notch evening of never-seen-before Shirley Schizzle. Take a peek behind Shirley’s Velvet Curtains and have a night like no other! PARKIN & DEANS PRESENT

A COMEDY SPECIAL introducing ‘BENJI TRANTER & THE WELL ADJUSTED INDIVIDUALS’ with support from Robyn Lowe Friday 24 February, 8pm – 10.30pm, Pay What You Think Dynamic South-London songwriter Benji Tranter with his ‘Well Adjusted Individuals’ puts a lighter spin on the grim business of living through his original, off-beat songs. 2016 saw Benji play Glastonbury and most recently, a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Opening act Robyn Lowe will delight and engage her audience playing the Grand Piano.


IM AGE : Playlist

I M AGE : Jordan Brookes

Matt Watts

Jordan Brookes: The Making Of

Playlist

Sunday 26 February, 8.30pm – 9.30pm, £6 / £4 / £10 when you book for Jordan Brookes: The Making Of and Playlist. For 18+years

Sunday 26 February, 7pm – 8pm, £6 / £4.50 / £10 when you book for Playlist and Jordan Brookes: The Making Of. For 16+ years Playlist is a one-man storytelling show in which Matt Watts uses his voice, looped sounds, sampled music and his iPod, to tell some whimsical stories. The show will be made up of several stories which all follow the theme of music. It will be performed in stand-up style but with a modified toy guitar being used to loop vocals and trigger samples.

The 2016 Chortle Award Best Newcomer nominee Jordan Brookes presents his widely-acclaimed, intricately ambitious second solo hour. A boundary-pushing, high-wire stand-up act of silly faces, uncomfortable poses and unnecessary confessions. ‘Highly inventive, a compelling performer, who doesn’t sacrifice laughs for the sake of artistic stretch’. Chortle

Leicester Comedy Festival wristbands available for selected shows. Cannot be used to pre-book tickets, but redeemed on the day/evening of the show. No entry permitted if the show is sold out. 13


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Afternoon Tea Special Monday – Sunday, 2pm – 5pm Any homemade cake and any regular hot drink for £3.25.

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The inspiration continues…

“All too often, the Arts are only really available to the privileged few. Attenborough Arts Centre exists to fill that gap, to provide access to vital facilities for arts practitioners and audiences, most particularly the disabled and young aspiring artists who want and need the opportunity to express themselves. I have devoted my life to theatre and have witnessed first-hand how it enhances and enriches people’s lives.” Michael Attenborough CBE Patron of the Attenborough Arts Centre 15


W Theatre & Comedy I M AGE : IDream

Juliette Burton: Look At Me

Pipeline Theatre

Friday 3 February, 7pm – 8pm, FREE Duration: 1 hr. For 14+ years

Spillikin – A Love Story

Other shows want you to look at them...but what will you see if you Look At Me? Award-winning performer Juliette Burton has been fat, thin and everything in between. Now she’ll change even more! From dressing sexily to wearing the hijab, being male, obese, old and nude: can changing our outsides change who we are on the inside? And is who we appear to be who we are?

Friday 3 March, 7.30pm – 10pm (with post show Q&A where you can meet the robot), £10 / £5. For 14+ years A love story with a real robot!

Sally’s memories are fading fast, but she can still recall fragments of her earlier life: an awkward courtship, mid-life adultery, songs. And now a new life-companion has arrived – a state-of-the-art robot, uploaded with the personality of her late husband. It’s all rather confusing. Can love really conquer all? Prepare to have your heart Coinciding with the Ridiculous exhibition broken by this 5-star sell-out Edinburgh (page 5) Juliette will be performing her Edinburgh Fringe sell-out show, ‘Look At Me’. show from Pipeline Theatre. 16


Hijinx Theatre in association with Blind Summit present

Frozen Light

Meet Fred

Friday 31 March and Saturday 1 April, £10 / FREE to children on the Children in Need scheme contact, arts-education@le.ac.uk for more information. 11am – 12 noon and 1.30pm – 2.30pm For 13+ years

Friday 10 March, 7.30pm – 8.50pm, £10 / £5 For 14+ years Meet Fred – A foul-mouthed puppet who fights prejudice every day. Fred just wants to be part of the real world, to get a job and meet a girl, but when threatened with losing his PLA (Puppetry Living Allowance), Fred’s life begins to spiral out of his control. The Edinburgh Festival sell-out show is “Sharp, funny and vastly entertaining” (Lyn Gardner, The Guardian). Contains strong language and puppet nudity. Tom Adams presents

Elephant & Castle Saturday 18 March, 8pm – 9pm, Pay What You Think For 12+ years. May cause offence. A Gig-Theatre show exploring what happens when we talk and walk in our sleep by award winning performer and composers, Lillian Henley and Tom Adams.

HOME

A tale of unexpected friendship for teenagers and adults with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities. Exploring a new and unknown world, HOME immerses audiences in a powerful, interactive, multi-sensory story of discovery. The world is not how they remember it. Where are they now and where is their home? Scarlet and Olive must learn how to survive and create a future together in an environment that is full of surprises. Will the stars shine on this unexpected friendship? And how will they face the challenges that lie ahead? I M AGE : Meet Fred

One of the first things that Tom said to Lillian in his sleep was “I want to get in a cupboard and take you to Elephant & Castle”. Other things he has uttered is “Will that affect my credit rating?” and “Can I have a potato?”

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In Good Company Departure Lounge Check-in Festival Friday 24 and Saturday 25 March, 11am – 11pm, Pay What You Think This is a two-day festival for artists and audiences alike, including workshops, scratch performances and immersive happenings. Check-out our check-in line-up so far, with more to be announced soon! Pick up a Departure Lounge Check-in brochure for full listings.

Paula Varjack Presents

Show Me The Money Friday 24 March, 7pm – 8pm, Pay What You Think. Show Me The Money is a funny, inspirational show by multimedia artist Paula Varjack looking at how artists manage to support their creative dreams. Using a blend of documentary-style interviews with live performance, Varjack lifts the lid on what artists do to make ends meet. In doing so, Show Me The Money provides a painfully honest, yet ultimately optimistic portrait of life in contemporary Britain as government cuts bite. Paula will also deliver a workshop for theatre makers. See our website for details.

LaPelle’s Factory present

The Night Shift Workshop Friday 24 March, 9pm – Saturday 25, 9am and Sharing Saturday 25 March, 10am. Pay What You Think For 18+ years This is a very special creative all-nighter: a theatrical lock-in for anyone interested in rapid-response theatre-making and staying up really, really late. Part workshop, part performance-making free-for-all, LaPelle’s Factory will work with you via twilight, starlight and the witching hour to explore the creative creepies which lurk in the dark. You’ll be let loose to craft your own material, which will be shaped and then shared, bleary-eyed, the following morning. To apply please email info@lapellesfactory.com 18

I M AGE : Paula Varjack


China Plate Presents

D.A.N.C.E

First Bite Festival 2017

Sunday 2 April, 8pm – 9pm and Sunday 4 June, 8pm – 9pm, £6 / £5 For 18+ years. May cause offence

A festival within a festival… scratch night First Bite has arrived in the East Midlands! Saturday 25 March, 6pm, Pay What You Think Join us for a chance to see an eclectic collection of extracts and new ideas from some of the most exciting theatre makers working across the region. Alongside this will be opportunities to meet the artists taking part as well as key industry figures who will be on hand to answer any questions you might have about working in theatre or how to make work of your own. Check www.attenborougharts.com for more information. Artists wishing to apply go to www.chinaplatetheatre.com Commissioned by mac birmingham, In Good Company and Warwick Arts Centre. IMAGE : D.A.N.C.E Credit: Roger A P Jones

D.A.N.C.E is developing a new comedy experience, where Comedians and dancers alike share the stage to entertain you. Comedians will perform their routines, whilst Dancers react and improvise their interpretation on stage with them. And then swap, with Comedians performing contemporary dance for the first time, and Dancers trying out material, what could possibly go wrong? An exciting way to see different artforms working together. Hosted by Daniel Nicholas.  Phizzical Productions

Imagine-Asia – a South Asian New Art Festival Thursday 6 – Saturday 8 April, 11am – 12 noon, 2pm – 3pm and 5pm – 6pm, Pay What You Think A mini-festival of British and South Asian new work. Daily staged readings of full productions are presented to audiences, including visiting professional writers, dramaturgs, directors, producers, theatre lovers, and new play enthusiasts. Festival participants also have opportunities to discuss these new works through workshops, roundtable discussions, and receptions.

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Pauhana presents

iDream Wednesday 19 – Saturday 22 April, A 30 minute 1-2-1 experience between 7pm – 9pm. Strobe lighting used. A dream-like performance installation inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Enter brave lover into an enchanted forest where sprites and fairies lurk to fulfil your quest to find a love potion. Be careful you don’t be caught in the battlefield between the Fairy King and Queen or be distracted by the troupe of actors preparing for a royal performance.

Crystal Clear Saturday 13 May, 12 noon – 5pm, FREE drop-in. Come and explore, enlighten and destress with Crystal Clear. A sensory experience inspired by the work of Bjork and her song ‘Crystalline’, using live visual art and play to help you relax by Enter Edem Productions.

What If I Told You Friday 9 June, 7.30pm – 10pm (including 1 hour post-show discussion), Pay What You Think, For 14+ years. Use of strong language and adult content. Throughout Pauline’s life, people have made assumptions about her based on her gender, background and race. She’s defied these expectations at every turn, tearing up the narrative that society tried to impose on her. Carefully balancing dance and theatre, What If I Told You immerses us in Pauline’s world as she invites us to pause, breathe and 20

reconsider the stories we tell about our past and the history on which we build our futures. Put the Book down present

Mine Friday 23 June, 8pm – 9pm, £8 / £6 / £4 / £24 for party of 4 She loves him. Isn’t that what parents do? She does love him. She doesn’t really have much choice. She’s loved him for about seventeen years now. Then they tell her what he’s done. Is it still possible to love someone like that? Mine is an intense new one-woman play about shame, courage, guilt and good parenting. Written by Doug Deans and performed by Maisie Barlow, Mine received critical acclaim during its initial run at the Edinburgh Fringe, and was listed by The Scotsman newspaper as one of the “Top Shows of the Edinburgh Festivals 2016”.

Sleeping Trees SCI-FI? Friday 30 June, 7pm – 8pm, £8 / £5. For 14+ years Accompanied by an inter-cosmic live score like no other, the Sleeping Trees invite you to join them on a journey into the deep and infinite unknown. The show follows the intergalactic journey of the unlikeliest of heroes, happy-go-lucky farmer Charlie Sprog. At a time where the ancient planet of Plutopia rules the galaxy, Charlie is dragged from his quiet home planet and given one very simple mission: SAVE THE UNIVERSE FROM TOTAL DESTRUCTION.


I MAG E : S l e epi ng Tree s S C I- F I

She

Story City Festival

Saturday 1 July, 7pm – 8pm, £5 Duration: 45 mins. At the Y Theatre. For 13+ years. May cause offence.

Thursday 6 – Sunday 9 July, Pay What You Think

What drives us to violence? She explores how the experiences in the life of a woman with dark potential drive her to murder. ‘A restaurant. There are four tables and She sits at three of them, the main course is set. Different stories, different perspectives, all leading to this one moment; a simple action with violent consequences. She explores what drives us to violence when a woman with dark potential is pushed too far. Analytical detail and creative imagery bring the inner workings of one individual sharply into focus.’ Hannah Torrance is one of five UK writers selected for the 2016-17 Write To Play programme run by Graeae Theatre Company offering training to disabled writers with exciting potential.

Story City Festival is back, bringing you the best new stories in theatre, storytelling, film, spoken word, music, digital, podcasts, dance and more. The annual Leicester festival takes place in venues across Leicester city. Visit www.storycity.co.uk for more information. Tangram Theatre Company and James Rowland present

Team Viking Part of Handmade Festival 2017 Friday 28 April, 6pm – 7pm, Pay What You Think Five years ago, James’ best friend Tom was diagnosed with heart cancer and given three months to live. His last wish was to be given a full Viking burial. This is the remarkable, hilarious, heart-lifting and outlandish story of how James actually gave his best mate the send-off he wanted. Winner of Vault Festival Original Award 2016. 21


Performance & Spoken Word

I MAG E : The Venus Papers Photo credit Ambrose Musiyiwa

The Venus Papers Stage Show and Exhibition Preview Saturday 4 February, 7pm – 9.30pm, £6 / £4 / £12 for party of 4 For 16+ years A theatrical poetry show of arrivals, departures, landscapes and journeys. What if Venus, the Roman Goddess of love and beauty, washed up on a beach at this moment in time? Experience tales of 21st century women – every-woman, immigrant, outsider – at a time of social, cultural and political turmoil 22

and change. Written and performed by Lydia Towsey with live music by David Dhonau and Ola Szmidt. The evening will include the opportunity to explore a linked exhibition of Scott Bridgwood’s figurative paintings in Gallery 3 over drinks, Blue Nun and nibbles (see page 5).


Us & Them Sunday 12 March 7pm – 10pm, £6 / £5 Sunday 30 April (in association with Handmade Festival), 7pm – 10pm, £6 / £5, For 18+ years. May cause offence. A scratch night with a difference, bringing together artists from the East Midlands and across the UK who are excited and inspired by innovative and thought provoking performance, for a truly memorable evening! Experience developing performances by Guest Artists within the fields of comedy, dance, theatre, live art and multimedia performance alongside a scratch work by a member of Tetrad. All this accompanied by a Q&A and Tetrad’s trademark unconventional hosting methods using improvisation games, scores and sketches to segue from one performance to the next.

As part of our Children in Need programme, there is an opportunity to see some performances for FREE, if registered on the scheme. Please note the Children in Need programme is for children and young people aged 0-18 years old with the most complex disabilities and needs and those with least access to the arts. For more information, book a space or find out more information, please contact our Project Coordinator on: 0116 223 1425 or arts-education@le.ac.uk or visit our website: www.attenborougharts.com

Playshuffle Saturday 1 July, 3pm – 5pm, £5 PlayShuffle is an open mic night for new writing, designed to lift plays off the page so they can stand on their own two feet. We provide the Dutch courage so actors can stretch their sight-reading muscles; producers and directors test their ability to sniff out potential and playwrights hear their work for the first time. To get involved please RSVP to Ruby r.glaskin@derby.ac.uk

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Kids & Family I M AGE : Moon and Me

The Spark Arts for Children Festival Monday 22 – Monday 29 May Baby Disco

Peut-Être Theatre present

Sunday 5 March – Space theme Sunday 28 May – Underwater theme (Spark Festival) Sunday 16 July – Jungle theme 11am – 12 noon, 1pm – 2pm and 2.30pm – 3.30pm £5 per child, accompanying adult £1 For 0 – 6 years

Shh…Bang!

Boogie babies, tap-dancing toddlers and mini disco-divas are invited to dance their way on a journey through sound and movement. Our Princess Diana Hall is transformed into a multisensory environment with disco lighting and thematic video projections. Learn some dance moves from Alison Bacon and dance to DJ James Kelly musical soundtrack.

Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 May 10.30am and 1.30pm Group / schools offer (buy 9 get 1 free) £7, Duration: 45 mins For 3+ years A delicate dance-theatre performance for children and their adults, playfully exploring silence and noise. Two characters set out on a journey through a world filled with Boings, Whooshes, Tick-Tocks and Cacophony! Their journey is punctuated by silence, and as they are wrapped up in stillness, they learn to listen to that silence. “Proof that children’s theatre can be beautiful and brainy without losing sight of a good old-fashioned story.” What’s On Stage

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Eggbox Theatre

The Moon & Me Saturday 24 June, 11.30am – 12.15pm, 1.30pm – 2.15pm and 3.30pm – 4.15pm, £8 / £4 / £20 party of 4 Duration: 45 mins. For 2 – 5 years IMAGE : Shh...Bang!

Starcatchers & Curious Seed present

MamaBabaMe Friday 26 May and Saturday 27 May, 11.30am and 2.30pm. £7. Duration: 45 mins. For 18 months – 3 years. Join us at the ringside of our mini arena for MamaBabaMe to witness this exciting new dance, theatre and live music experience made especially for infants and their grownups. Everyone will recognise something of their own relationships, as parent or child – this is a show for young children and anyone who’s ever been one! Anna Williams and Tom Roden

The Building Dance Show In association with The Spark Arts for Children Tuesday 30 May, 1.30pm – 2.25pm and 4pm – 4.55pm, £8 / £4 each show For 6+ years The Building Dance Show is an interactive building and dancing theatrical adventure for all the family. Let your imagination run riot as hundreds of cardboard boxes are stacked, squashed and re-built. Help create enticing caves, precarious castles and fabulous creatures as together we experience an incredible story. A story where we learn that the strongest thing we can build is friendship.

Hello! My name’s Roux and I’ve built a rocket in my garden to take me to the moon and I’m looking for some new friends to come with me... What do you think it will be like? Do you think anyone lives there? And is it really made of cheese? Please say you’ll come! An interactive, intimate theatre experience about friendship and sharing that takes place inside a special dome, with sights, sounds, tastes, smells, touch and lots of play. The Krazy Kat Theatre Company

Oliver in the Overworld Sunday 23 April, 1pm – 2pm and 4pm – 5pm, £8 (per child) / £4 (accompanying adult). For 3-7 years With fully integrated Sign Language Oliver in the Overworld is the first ever musical created from scratch with sign language. It’s a funny and surreal tale of a little deaf boy who travels to The Overworld, The Land of Machinery, seeking the parts to mend the memory of his best friend Oliver the Grandfather Clock. With beautiful puppets, magical transformations, 10 super songs and daft dances. Suitable for both deaf and hearing audiences.

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Live Music & Jazz I M AGE : The Bridge & Cicadas

Leicester Jazz House

ZerOclassikal presents

Mark Trounson’s Disquiet

The Bridge & Cicadas

Thursday 2 February, 8pm – 10.30pm (30 min interval), £12 / £5

Saturday 4 March, 7.30pm – 10.30pm, £10 / £8, At Fraser Noble Hall

This concert is part of the EMJazz “Side by Side” programme, which brings the UK’s leading jazz musicians to the East Midlands to rehearse, and play with our best local bands. Tom Barford (tenor and soprano saxophones) Rob Griffin (tenor saxophone) Mark Trounson (bass) Lloyd Haines (drums) plus special guest.

Soundbites Every Tuesday at 12.45pm for an hour. FREE Enjoy lunch at the Attenborough Café and experience a variety of free delightful live music. For a full line-up please visit our website www.attenborougharts.com 26

Two commissioned artists radicalising and expanding the boundaries of South Asian Classical music. The Bridge: Jasdeep Singh Degun brings together the two prominent styles of Classical music in the form of a Sitar Concerto. The Bridge is a radical and progressive commission exploring melodic themes based on the more linear Indian classical ragas whilst opening up a new avenue of western classical harmony. Cicadas: Tabla player Sarathy Korwar looks at creating equality on stage through fostering spontaneous relationships and challenging the traditional hierarchical roles of musicians within the South Asian Classical traditions.


I M AGE : Denis Rollins

Charles Owen: piano recital Wednesday 15 March, 1pm – 2pm, £7 / £5 Charles Owen is one of the finest British pianists of his generation. He has performed nationally and internationally. Returning to Attenborough Arts Centre, Charles Owen will perform captivating classical works. This concert has been made possible thanks to The Ernest Mathieson Bequest. For more information: www.charlesowen.net Brain Humpherson Quintet

An Evening of Swinging Sophistication Friday 17 March, 7.30pm – 10.30pm, £8 / £6 Enjoy a programme of well-known standards and jazz originals presented by this popular group of local musicians including Don Blakeson – Trumpet, Martin Slipp – Bass, Vic ‘Stix’ Poole – Drums, Brian Humpherson – Piano and featuring the vocal talents of Nicole van de Kuinder. Another swinging evening!

pop songs, Rollins fronts a musically rich and always groovy ensemble that will get the audience dancing in the aisles. Knighton Chamber Orchestra

Concert of Classical Music Saturday 25 March, 7.30pm – 9.30pm, £10 / £8 / £3 / £20 for party of 4 At Fraser Noble Hall

Thursday 23 March, 8pm – 10.30pm (30 min interval), £12 / £5

We are pleased to welcome back the wonderful violinist Soh Yon Kim who will play the Glazanov Violin concerto not accompanied by Kasabian this time!

Well known as Britain’s funkiest trombone player, Dennis Rollins has brought a subtler and jazzier emphasis together with his trademark danceable grooves in his Velocity Trio. With a mixture of exciting originals and surprising arrangements of

This is a concert of Classical Music starting with the baroque Brandenburg concerto No 2 of Bach and followed by two great romantic pieces, the Glazanov Violin Concerto, soloist Soh Yon Kim and Brahms Symphony No 3.

Leicester Jazz House

Dennis Rollins’ Velocity Trio

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I MAG E : Zoe & Idris Rahman

Leicester Jazz House

Zoe & Idris Rahman Friday 7 April, 8pm – 10.30pm (30 min interval), £12 / £5 At Fraser Noble Hall Zoe Rahman has performed solo and trio gigs for Leicester Jazz House, and is always a welcome visitor. This time Zoe appears with brother Idris on clarinet. The two collaborated on her fourth album “Where Rivers Meet” which the Sunday Times described as “a wholly original brand of Anglo-Asian music”. Leicester Jazz House

Fats Waller Project Friday 21 April, 8pm – 10.30pm (30 min interval), £12 / £5 At Fraser Noble Hall A tribute to one of the most inimitable characters in jazz history – as well as one of its most influential pianists. Mark Lewandowski explores the music of Fats Waller, in the company of pianist Liam Noble and percussionist Paul Clarvis. 28

Viva La Musica: The Lily and the Rose – vocal masterworks inspired by nature Saturday 6 May, 7.30pm – 9.30pm, (20 min interval). £8.50 / £7.50 / £5 At Fraser Noble Hall Viva la Musica Chamber Choir, one of the more exciting Chamber vocal ensembles in the East Midlands, sings a concert of music inspired by the beauty of nature. The programme contains madrigals, part songs and some of the better known repertoire of this genre including works by Benjamin Britten (Flower Songs), Morten Lauridsen (Chansons des Roses), Bob Pearsall (Lay a Garland) and Robert Chilcott (The Lily and the Rose). IM AGE :Viva La Musica


I M AGE : Charlie Jones Photo credit: Ian Bines

ZerOclassikal presents

An Inner Voice & Routes Saturday 10 June, 7.30pm – 10.30pm, £8 / £10. At Fraser Noble Hall Three commissioned artists radicalising and expanding the boundaries of South Asian Classical music. Inner Voice: Carnatic vocalists Yarlinie and Kobini come together to experiment with harmonies within Carnatic Music; bringing a contemporary outlook to a traditional art form. Routes: The versatile guitarist Giuliano Modarelli uses the notion of the drone to incorporate sounds of dub and spiritual jazz to Indian Classical music, without changing the repertoire but manipulating sounds to create a new timbre to the music. PARKIN & DEANS PRESENT

‘CHARLIE JONES’ with support from The Skunk-Boy Project Thursday 15 June, 8pm – 10.30pm, £8 / £5 Charlie Jones (BBC Radio 2 Singer/ Songwriter of the Year – Finalist 2008) has a gorgeous, warm and engaging Pop ‘N’ Roll style. Performing solo for us (without her band of ‘Martyrs) on this occasion, expect oodles of charm and bounce along songs, well known and loved by many in the local music scene. The Skunk-Boy Project – Nathaniel Swettenham makes a welcome return bringing his trademark ukulele and beautifully crafted songs about life, love and everyday challenges.

Sham-e-Ghazal Saturday 17 June, 5.30pm – 8pm, (with 20 min interval), £10 An evening of romantic Urdu poetry blended in light classical music with touches of colourful Ragas. The evening will be performed by one of the most promising upcoming vocalist Shobhana Patel. Shobhana will perform bits of golden lines from Bollywood. Knighton Chamber Orchestra

Concert of Classical Music Saturday 17 June, 7.30pm – 9.30pm, £10 / £8 / £3 / £20 for party of 4 At Fraser Noble Hall This is a concert of Classical Music starting with the baroque concerto for two violins by Bach, soloists Natasha Pattinson and Elizabeth Medrow followed by the Mozart piano concerto in D minor soloist Moritz Wagner and we end with Beethoven Symphony No 2. 29


Leicester Jazz House

Art Themen and Steve Melling Friday 30 June, 8pm – 10.30pm, (30 min interval) £12 / £5 At Fraser Noble Hall Probably best known for his long and fruitful association with Stan Tracey, Art Themen’s highly individual saxophone playing remains one of the most unique and significant voices on the British jazz scene. He is accompanied by Steve Melling, one of the country’s most accomplished jazz pianists.

Cantamici Choir: Feel the Spirit Saturday 1 July, 7.30pm – 9.30pm, £10 / £8 (NUS) and accompanied U16s FREE At Fraser Noble Hall An exciting evening of choral music performed by local choir Cantamici. This year they are performing a South American folk mass by Ariel Ramirez. The Misa Criolla, based on the rhythms and traditions of Hispanic America, is widely regarded as his most important work. Cantamici will also be singing music by Britten and “Feel the Spirit”, John Rutter’s arrangements of well-known spirituals.

Tri Rang (Three Colours): Thumri, Dadra & Tarana Saturday 8 July, 7pm – 9pm, (with 20 mins interval) £12 Tarana represents the faster and rhythmic classical pieces which accelerate to a faster speed of instrumental technique. 30

This evening will be performed by one of the UK’s leading Indian musician and music teacher. This rare subject of Indian music performance will be a treat to the music lovers.

University of Leicester Sinfonia concert Saturday 8 July, 7.30pm – 9.35pm (with interval), £10 / £8 / £3 (NUS and 18 and under) University of Leicester Sinfonia Leader: Elizabeth Medrow Conductor: Michael Sackin with Abigail Johnson (piano) MOZART Symphony No.34 in C major MOZART Piano Concerto No.25 in C major K.503 SCHUBERT Symphony No.4 in C minor (“Tragic”) A wonderful Mozart piano concerto framed by two fine symphonies. We welcome back Abigail Johnson as amazing piano soloist in the concerto.

Bardi Young Musician Concert Series 2017 Sunday 9 July, 3pm – 5pm, £10 / £8 / £3 At Fraser Noble Hall Once again the annual Bardi Young Musician concert will take place in the Fraser Noble Hall with Paul Hilliam conducting the Bardi Symphony Orchestra. This year the soloist will be a Woodwind player.


Dance

I MAG E : Clay

Leicester Contact Improvisation Workshop and Jam Sundays, 1pm – 4pm, Pay What You Think 19 February g 19 March g 14 May g 11 June g 9 July g

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 dancer, 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.

Dance Work in Progress Sundays, 5pm – 6pm, Pay what you think 19 March: Re-Fuelled #2 14 May: Dirty Rebirth g 11 June: Come as you are g 9 July: She’s 12 g g

Come and see the best of Leicester’s local talent in this new series of dance Work in Progress. Featuring new and developing work from Scarlett Turner, Joey Mottershead, Nadine Knew and Fuelled Dance Theatre. Followed by a Q&A. IM AGE : Invisibility Protocol Dance Company, Photographer Jane Caminade

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Re-Fuelled #2 (Work in progress)

BUOY UP

Sunday 19 March

Friday 16 June, 8pm – 9pm, £10 / £8 Choreographed and performed by Katherine Hall

Vulnerability is not weakness it is strength. Fuelled Dance Theatre would like to share with you their developments of a new piece. Challenging themselves and audiences into thinking about how we see ourselves, embracing the weakness and the strengths in each other, through the means of storytelling and contemporary dance.

Dirty Rebirth (Work in progress)

BUOY UP is a speaking dance; a taking of action, a protest that voices the responsibilities of being a life guard. Personal and shared stories on giving care, being care and finding care are exposed through a weaving of text and movement to reflect on the motions of being on guard. Not just having a body but wanting a body to survive.

Sunday 14 May. For 16+ years. May cause offence. Being reborn is often imagined as a spiritual, enlightening experience. As part of the human condition we are required to perpetually reinvent ourselves, to grow and evolve to new forms. This, however, is not often done in the light. The reality is these moments happen in the darkest of places, where directions have no meaning and internal struggles amount to the psyche being ripped apart. This is when you experience a Dirty Rebirth.

Come as you are (Work in progress) Sunday 11 June For 18+ years. May cause offence. Scarlett Elizabeth Turner, artistic director of Fuelled Dance Theatre will be performing a physical theatre solo just this once. Exploring self struggles of gender stereotypes and sexuality in the form of a life journey from her childhood all the way through till her life now. Asking questions of our right to be accepted for who we are and not what society expects us to be. 32

I M AGE : She’s 12


She’s 12 (Work in progress) Sunday 9 July For 16+ years. May cause offence In this fun, relatable, and heart-warming piece, Nadine Knew explores what it is like to be a 12 year old female in today’s society; through a series of autobiographical improvised sections, she addresses the sexualisation of young women and girls, the pressure society puts on females to wear makeup, and the special bond between sisters.

Chicas Locas & Skytribe Burlesque Showcase Saturday 11 March and Saturday 10 June, 8pm – 10.30pm, £7 each event For 16+ years A glamorous night of burlesque with Doe Demure’s group, the Chicas Locas from Skytribe Dance Studio. Expect stockings, comedy and tease, plus performances from Skytribe Tribal fusion belly dance.

Venue Hire Attenborough Arts Centre has a range of fully adaptable and accessible spaces for hire, including the Diana Princess of Wales Hall and three studio spaces. From only £15 per hour, you can hire spaces for performances, training, creative activities, rehearsals, workshops and meetings. We can provide highly experienced technical and staff support for your event, and are now offering our new ‘Creative days’ packages for any celebration – birthdays, team building, hen dos and anniversaries. These include a professional tutor to deliver a creative activity, room hire and refreshments. Ask for more information on what we can offer. Contact our Venue Officer on (0116) 223 1534 for more information.

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IMAGE : Chicas Locas & Skytribe Burlesque Showcase

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Invisible Visibility: Diverse Voices within Integrated Dance Thursday 11 May, 2pm – 5pm, £15 For 12+ years

Autograph Friday 5 May, 7.30pm – 9.30pm (with 20 mins interval) £10 / £8. For 12+ years The rising talents of Protocol Dance Company, led by choreographer Lanre Malaolu, and dance artist Jessica Walker, take to the stage with provocative and innovative pieces exploring multifaceted themes of journey and identity.

CLAY Sunday 7 May, 7.30pm – 8.30pm, £10 / £8 For 12+ years In CLAY Asha Thomas, American contemporary dancer and Yinka Esi Graves, British flamenco dancer, draw from their collective memory and experiences to create a unique language between them. One dancer of half Jamaican and Ghanaian descent and the other from a long line of Southern Baptist preachers, explore the connections between who they believe themselves to be, and the unconscious parts that make up who they are. It is the place where this duo’s dance influences cross that evokes memories of distant lands, all to the unique soundscape of flamenco and electric guitarist Guillermo Guillén.

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A half day symposium reaching out to disabled dancers from BAME communities, putting forward an agenda for change, inclusion and ultimately visibility within the sector and beyond. The event is for producers, funders and creative practitioners, to offer an opportunity to discuss the key barriers that marginalise BAME artists from taking centre stage. The aim of the programme is to showcase best practice from the sector, alongside creating room for discussion and debate the panel will include local, national and international practitioners and will be followed by a networking opportunity.

IM AGE : Autograph


What’s On Diary d ay a n d m o n t h

time

type

event or activit y

pa g e

January Sun

29

5pm – 8pm

Gallery

Ridiculous preview

4

Thurs

2

8pm

Live Music & Jazz

LJH: Mark Trounson Disquiet

26

Fri

3

7pm

Theatre & Comedy

Juliette Burton: Look At me

16

Sat

4

7pm

Performance & Spoken word

Venus Papers

22

Fri

10

7pm

Leicester Comedy Festival

The Comedy Asylum

8

Sat

12

7pm

Leicester Comedy Festival

Helen Duff: Open Secret

8

Sat

12

8.30pm

Leicester Comedy Festival

Sleeping Trees: WESTERN?

9

Wed

15

1.30pm

Leicester Comedy Festival

Mini Fridge: Hannah Silvester: Comedy for Whippersnappers

9

Wed

15

3.30pm

Leicester Comedy Festival

Mini Fridge: Kid's Court

9

Wed

15

11am

Leicester Comedy Festival

Mini Fridge: The Further Adventures of Shirley

9

Thurs

16

7pm

Leicester Comedy Festival

Boy Girl Brain

10

Thurs

16

8.30pm

Leicester Comedy Festival

Brennan Reece: Everglow

10

Fri

17

7pm

Leicester Comedy Festival

Scripted (Immersive Remix)

11

Fri

17

8.30pm

Leicester Comedy Festival

How to win a pub quiz

11

Sat

18

7pm

Leicester Comedy Festival

HIGH-Larious

11

Sun

19

1pm

Dance

Leicester Contact Improvisation Workshop and Jam

31

February

35


Sun

19

7pm

Leicester Comedy Festival

Double Dose of Absurd Words featuring Oh Standfast & Poetman

12

Sun

19

8.30pm

Leicester Comedy Festival

Jack Britton: Britt Pop

11

Thurs

23

6.30pm

Leicester Comedy Festival

Improvisations with Nicholas Holt

12

Thurs

23

8pm

Leicester Comedy Festival

Shirley’s Velvet Curtains

12

Fri

24

5.30pm – 7.30pm Gallery

Night in the Museum: Ryan Gander Preview Evening

5

Fri

24

8pm

Leicester Comedy Festival

PARKIN & DEANS PRESENT A COMEDY SPECIAL introducing ‘BENJI TRANTER & THE WELL ADJUSTED INDIVIDUALS’

12

Sun

26

7pm

Leicester Comedy Festival

Matt Watts: Playlist

13

Sun

26

8.30pm

Leicester Comedy Festival

Jordan Brookes: The Making Of

13

Fri

3

7.30pm

Theatre & Comedy

Pipeline Theatre: Spillikin – A Love Story

16

Sat

4

7.30pm

Live Music & Jazz

Zeroclassikal presents: The Bridge & Cicadas

26

Sun

5

11am, 1pm and 2.30pm

Kids & Family

Baby Disco: Space

24

Fri

10

7.30pm

Theatre & Comedy

Hijinx Theatre: Meet Fred

17

Sat

11

8pm

Dance

Chicas Locas & Skytribe Burlesque Showcase

33

Sun

12

7pm

Performance & Spoken word

TETRAD: Us & Them

23

Wed

15

1pm

Live Music & Jazz

Charles Owen

27

Fri

17

7.30pm

Live Music & Jazz

Brian Humpherson Quintet: An Evening of Swinging Sophistication

27

Sat

18

8pm

Theatre & Comedy

Tom Adams: Elephant & Castle

17

Sun

19

1pm

Dance

Leicester Contact Improvisation Workshop and Jam

31

Sun

19

5pm

Dance

Re-Fuelled #2 (work in progress)

32

Thurs

23

8pm

Live Music & Jazz

LJH: Dennis Rollins

27

Fri 24 – Sat 25

11am – 11pm

Theatre & Comedy

In Good Company

18

Fri 24 – Sat 25

9pm – 10am

Theatre & Comedy

The Night Shift

18

7pm

Theatre & Comedy

Paula Varjack: Show Me The Money

18

March

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Fri

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Sat

25

6pm

Theatre & Comedy

First Bite Festival 2017

19

Sat

25

7.30pm

Live Music & Jazz

Knighton Chamber Orchestra

27

Sat

25

6pm

Theatre & Comedy

First Bite

19

Thurs

30

6pm

Gallery

Attenborough Forum: Night in the Museum with Lewys Holt

6

11am and 1.30pm

Theatre & Comedy

Frozen Light: HOME

17

Fri 31 – Sat 1 April Sun

2

8pm

Theatre & Comedy

Dan Nicholas: D.A.N.C.E

19

Fri

7

8pm

Live Music & Jazz

LJH: Zoe & Idris Rahman

28

Thurs 6, Fri 7, Sat 8

11am, 2pm and 5pm

Theatre & Comedy

Imagine-Asia: a South Asian New Art Festival

19

Wed 19 – Sat 22

7pm

Theatre & Comedy

iDream

20

Fri

21

8pm

Live Music & Jazz

LJH: Fats Waller Project

28

Sun

23

1pm and 4pm

Kids & Family

Krazy Kat: Oliver in the overworld

25

Thurs

27

6pm

Gallery

Attenborough Forum: Curating the Arts Council Collection

6

Fri

28

6pm

Theatre & Comedy

James Rowland: Team Viking

21

Sun

30

7pm

Performance & Spoken word

TETRAD: Us & Them

23

Fri

5

7.30pm

Dance

LDIF: Autograph

34

Sat

6

7.30pm

Live Music & Jazz

Viva La Musica: The Lily and the Rose – vocal masterworks inspired by nature

28

Sun

7

7.30pm

Dance

LDIF: Clay

34

Thurs

11

2pm

Dance

LDIF: Invisible Visibility: Diverse Voices within Integrated Dance

34

Sat

13

12pm

Theatre & Comedy

Enter Edem: Crystal Clear

20

Sun

14

1pm

Dance

Leicester Contact Improvisation Workshop and Jam

31

Sun

14

5pm

Dance

Dirty Rebirth (work in progress)

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Tues 23 – Wed 24

10.30am and 1.30pm

Kids & Family

Spark Festival: Shh…Bang!

24

Fri 26 – Sat 27

11.30am and 2.30pm

Kids & Family

Spark Festival: MamaBabaMe

25

11am, 1pm and 2.30pm

Kids & Family

Spark Festival: Baby disco – Underwater

24

May

Sun

28

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Tues

30

1.30pm and 4pm

Kids & Family

Spark Festival: The Building Dance Show

25

Sun

4

8pm

Theatre & Comedy

Dan Nicholas: D.A.N.C.E

19

Fri

9

7.30pm

Theatre & Comedy

What if I told you

20

Sat

10

7.30pm

Live Music & Jazz

Zeroclassikal presents: An Inner Voice & Routes

29

Sat

10

8pm

Dance

Chicas Locas & Skytribe Burlesque Showcase

33

Sun

11

1pm

Dance

Leicester Contact Improvisation Workshop and Jam

31

Sun

11

5pm

Dance

Come as you are (work in progress)

32

Fri

16

8pm

Live Music & Jazz

PARKIN & DEANS PRESENT … ‘CHARLIE JONES’ with support from The SkunkBoy Project

29

Fri

16

8pm

Dance

Buoy Up

32

Sat

17

5.30pm

Live Music & Jazz

Colours of Melody: Sham-e-Ghazal

29

Sat

17

7.30pm

Live Music & Jazz

Knighton Chamber Orchestra

29

Fri

23

8pm

Theatre & Comedy

Put The Book Down Present Mine

20

Sat

24

11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm

Kids & Family

Eggbox Theatre: The Moon and Me

25

Fri

30

7pm

Theatre & Comedy

Sleeping Trees: SCI-FI?

20

Fri

30

8pm

Live Music & Jazz

Spark Festival: LJH: Art Themen & Steve Melling

30

Sat

1

3pm

Performance & Spoken word

Playshuffle

23

Sat

1

7pm

Theatre & Comedy

She

21

Thurs – Sun

6–9

Theatre & Comedy

Story City Festival

21

Sat

8

7.30pm

Live Music & Jazz

University of Leicester Sinfonia

30

Sat

8

7pm

Live Music & Jazz

Colours of Melody – Tri Rang (Three Colours) Thumri, Dadra & Tarana

30

Sun

9

1pm

Dance

Leicester Contact Improvisation Workshop and Jam

31

Sun

9

5pm

Dance

She’s 12 (work in progress)

33

Sun

9

3pm

Live Music & Jazz

Bardi Young Musician

30

Sun

16

11am, 1pm and 2.30pm

Kids & Family

Baby Disco – Jungle

24

June

July

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How to book Online: www.attenborougharts.com

Childrens’ services, mosaic: shaping disability services and the University of Leicester. ¾¾ Free public wifi.

Call us: to pay by debit or credit card on (0116) 252 2455. Pop in: book over the counter. Post details of the tickets you would like. Add a cheque for the total made payable to ‘University of Leicester’ to Box Office, Attenborough Arts Centre, PO Box 138, Lancaster Road, Leicester LE1 7HA. If we post your tickets to you, whether ordered online, by phone or by post, we charge £1 postage and packing. Box office open Monday to Friday, 9.30am – 7pm, and one hour before all performances (closed Bank Holidays, 25, 28, 29 and 30 March and 2 and 30 May). Tickets also available from: The Point, University of Leicester Students’ Union, Percy Gee Building (Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm, term time). T: (0116) 223 1181 Visit Leicester, 7-9 Every Street, Town Hall Square, Leicester. T: (0116) 225 4000 (credit card bookings accepted) and at www.goleicestershire.com Access: We are fully accessible to disabled people. We have: ¾¾ Induction loop systems. ¾¾ Wheelchair accessible toilets. ¾¾ Four car parking spaces for blue badge holders. ¾¾ A spacious adult changing facility with a height-adjustable changing bed, hoist and shower, made possible by funding from Leicester City Council’s Disabled

Disabled patrons requiring particular assistance are entitled to a free ticket to bring a personal assistant. Sorry, we only give refunds if a performance or event listed in this guide is cancelled. Every effort has been made to ensure all information is correct at the time of printing. However, we reserve the right to make amendments as necessary. Our performance details include guidance on age suitability and approximate duration (including interval unless otherwise stated). As this information is provided by the promoters / performers, we regret we cannot guarantee its accuracy. Concessions: ¾¾ Over 60s (performances and events only) ¾¾ Under 19s and NUS member. ¾¾ ES40 holders ¾¾ Those in receipt of incapacity allowance, severe disablement allowance, disability living allowance, and disability working allowance, unless otherwise stated. Proof of concession may be asked for. A discount may be available for parties of 10 or more. Please ask when booking. Please provide proof of entitlement. Buy your tickets in advance and avoid the queues – we do not charge a booking fee, however you book. 39


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