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January 2018
Friday 19 January//7:00 pm

Kesha Raithatha: Traces

Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Road
Leicester, LE1 7HA United Kingdom
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In her first self-choreographed work, Kesha takes us on an abstract journey through her impressions of living, travelling and journaling throughout the Indian subcontinent. The division of people from each other and themselves is physically expressed through retrospective memory and emotions.

Friday 26 January//7:00 pm

Naomh Cullen: I Farted in Shavasana

Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Road
Leicester, LE1 7HA United Kingdom
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Naomh Cullen is attempting to cure her mental and physical ailments through any means necessary (apart from medicine or any real change in diet or lifestyle). Join her for an easy breezy yoga class where she makes you feel better about any embarrassing story you have about yourself.

Friday 26 January//7:30 pm

The Rites of Winter: Burns Night Ceilidh

The Guildhall, 11-15 Guildhall Lane
Leicester, LE1 5FQ United Kingdom
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Dosey doe the night away in the Guildhall’s atmospheric Great Hall, enjoy a real fire with Ceilidh band 3Around3.

Saturday 27 January//6:30 pm

Dance Dhamaka 2018

De Montfort Hall, Granville Rd
Leicester, LE1 7RU United Kingdom
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Prepare for Dhamaka! Nupur Arts Dance Academy is proud to present an evening of masti and mazza, in Dance Dhamaka 2018!

Sunday 28 January//7:00 pm

Kirsty Mealing: Cat Got My Tongue (I Hope It Comes Back)

Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Road
Leicester, LE1 7HA United Kingdom
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Finding herself lost for words in a busy bar, a woman steps into very large shoes to get them back in this semi-autobiographical love story between a body and her elusive voice, separated by Social Anxiety.

February 2018
Thursday 1 February//2:00 pm

Beauty and the Beast

De Montfort Hall, Granville Rd
Leicester, LE1 7RU United Kingdom
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As above

Thursday 1 February//6:30 pm

Beauty and the Beast

De Montfort Hall, Granville Rd
Leicester, LE1 7RU United Kingdom
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As above

Friday 2 February//7:30 pm

Dave Parkin: Good Friday

Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Road
Leicester, LE1 7HA United Kingdom
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Recovering from depression back in 2010, Dave learnt piano. Nine simple and honest songs quickly came to fruition about his troubling breakdown. Chatting between songs, Dave takes us from failed suicide attempt to ending up going on holiday to Thailand.

Wednesday 14 February//11:00 am

Kids Club Smashing – The Book of Daft

Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Road
Leicester, LE1 7HA United Kingdom
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Award-winning local comedian Ian Hall and daughter Niamh are back with a jam-packed joiny-in jamboree of fun for the whole family. Delve into a bottomless box of props to dress up, sing and dance to help them bring ‘The Book of Daft’ to life.

Thursday 15 February//10:00 am

Ashokkumar Mistry: The Birth of Understanding

Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Road
Leicester, LE1 7HA United Kingdom
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Explore ritual, storytelling and gameplay by contributing to a large scale sand drawing made through visitor participation. This live artwork will feature performances by dancer Jessica Murray and percussionist David Stickman Higgins. The Birth of Understanding culminates in the drawing being destroyed by participants, which does not mark the end, but instead the creation of something new.

Wednesday 21 February//8:00 pm

Find The Right Words

Upstairs @ The Western, 70 Western Rd
Leicester, LE3 0GA United Kingdom
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Jess Green comperes Leicester's best performance poetry and rap night

Friday 23 February//7:00 pm

The Image Is The Servant: Body Beautiful

The Venue @ DMU, Western Boulevard
Leicester, LE2 7BU United Kingdom
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Tuesday 27 February//7:00 pm

Danni Spooner: Alienate

Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Road
Leicester, LE1 7HA United Kingdom
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A dancer and a musician investigate what it means to be a digital native in a world that separates nature and technology. Using projection, movement and sound, Alienate journeys through its own universe that binds natural elements and digital culture.

March 2018
Thursday 1 March//6:00 pm

The Inhabited Sky: In Search of the Long Now

Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Road
Leicester, LE1 7HA United Kingdom
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Lie back, relax and bathe in the experiential work of The Inhabited Sky. Using loops, ipads, guitars and drums, musicians will improvise across the recorded words of poet, writer and performer, Alison Dunne. Tap into the collective imagination, think and be in the moment. Drop in and stay as long as you like.

Thursday 1 March//7:30 pm

Frankie Vah

Upstairs @ The Western, 70 Western Rd
Leicester, LE3 0GA United Kingdom
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Find The Right Words presents Luke Wright's verse play

Wednesday 7 March//7:30 pm

Mellow Baku (+ Dan Wallbank)

Upstairs @ The Western, 70 Western Rd
Leicester, LE3 0GA United Kingdom
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A full one hour performance poetry set (+ Support)

Saturday 10 March//11:00 am

Baby Disco: Underwater

Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Road
Leicester, LE1 7HA United Kingdom
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Welcome to an underwater world filled with movement and sounds that will take you down, deep into the blue! Dance your way through our multi-sensory creation with discolighting and thematic projections. Dj James Kelly will provide the soundtrack while Alison Bacon leads you through the dance moves.

Saturday 10 March//1:00 pm

Baby Disco: Underwater

Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Road
Leicester, LE1 7HA United Kingdom
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Welcome to an underwater world filled with movement and sounds that will take you down, deep into the blue! Dance your way through our multi-sensory creation with discolighting and thematic projections. Dj James Kelly will provide the soundtrack while Alison Bacon leads you through the dance moves.

Saturday 10 March//2:30 pm

Baby Disco: Underwater

Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Road
Leicester, LE1 7HA United Kingdom
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Welcome to an underwater world filled with movement and sounds that will take you down, deep into the blue! Dance your way through our multi-sensory creation with discolighting and thematic projections. Dj James Kelly will provide the soundtrack while Alison Bacon leads you through the dance moves.

Saturday 10 March//8:00 pm

Burlesque Showcase

Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Road
Leicester, LE1 7HA United Kingdom
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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.

Sunday 11 March//7:00 pm

TETRAD – Us and Them

Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Road
Leicester, LE1 7HA United Kingdom
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Discover Tetrad’s unconventional hosting methods for an evening of fun conversation exploring new performance ideas from selected artists in East Midlands and across the UK. Take part by hanging your thoughts on a washing line, join in the conversation with a Q & A and watch the famous Tetraludes unfold in front of your very eyes.

Tuesday 13 March//7:00 pm

Lynnbec: Epicene

Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Road
Leicester, LE1 7HA United Kingdom
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The word epicene is used to describe having characteristics of both sexes, or of neither. Using movement, poetry and projection, the show Epicene is a playful and earnest ongoing search to accept the joy of a body in all its parts.

Saturday 17 March//3:00 pm

Apples and Snakes: No Panic

Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Road
Leicester, LE1 7HA United Kingdom
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Meet the poets as they read stories from The No Panic Book of Not Panicking that explores personal experiences of panic and anxiety, strategies for coping, and attitudes towards mental health. There will be a Q&A session and a talk about how writing can help well-being.

Wednesday 21 March//8:00 pm

Find The Right Words

Upstairs @ The Western, 70 Western Rd
Leicester, LE3 0GA United Kingdom
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Jess Green comperes Leicester's best performance poetry and rap night

Friday 23 March//7:00 pm

Jackie Hagan: This Is Not A Safe Space

Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Road
Leicester, LE1 7HA United Kingdom
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Jackie Hagan reveals the real voices of proper skint disabled people in her new solo show that aims to get people to sit up, listen and care without keeling over with empathyfatigue or boredom of statistics. Expect audience interaction, DIY puppetry, poetic comedy with comedic poetry, and one underclass amputee steering the show.

Saturday 24 March//7:00 pm

Jackie Hagan: This Is Not A Safe Space

Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Road
Leicester, LE1 7HA United Kingdom
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Jackie Hagan reveals the real voices of proper skint disabled people in her new solo show that aims to get people to sit up, listen and care without keeling over with empathyfatigue or boredom of statistics. Expect audience interaction, DIY puppetry, poetic comedy with comedic poetry, and one underclass amputee steering the show.

April 2018
Wednesday 4 April//7:30 pm

Emily Harrison (+ Douglas Deans)

Upstairs @ The Western, 70 Western Rd
Leicester, LE3 0GA United Kingdom
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A full one hour performance poetry set (+ Support)

Wednesday 18 April//8:00 pm

Find The Right Words

Upstairs @ The Western, 70 Western Rd
Leicester, LE3 0GA United Kingdom
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Jess Green comperes Leicester's best performance poetry and rap night

Thursday 26 April//7:30 pm

What We Leave Behind

Upstairs @ The Western, 70 Western Rd
Leicester, LE3 0GA United Kingdom
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Erin Bolens with moving theatrical poetry

May 2018
Wednesday 2 May//7:30 pm

Elvis McGonagall (+ Support)

Upstairs @ The Western, 70 Western Rd
Leicester, LE3 0GA United Kingdom
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A full one hour performance poetry set (+ Support)

Wednesday 16 May//8:00 pm

Find The Right Words

Upstairs @ The Western, 70 Western Rd
Leicester, LE3 0GA United Kingdom
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Jess Green comperes Leicester's best performance poetry and rap night

Thursday 17 May//7:30 pm

Orpheus

Upstairs @ The Western, 70 Western Rd
Leicester, LE3 0GA United Kingdom
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The Flanagan Collective reimage an ancient myth

Friday 18 May//7:30 pm

Orpheus

Upstairs @ The Western, 70 Western Rd
Leicester, LE3 0GA United Kingdom
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The Flanagan Collective reimage an ancient myth

June 2018
Wednesday 6 June//7:30 pm

Hibword (+ Support)

Upstairs @ The Western, 70 Western Rd
Leicester, LE3 0GA United Kingdom
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A full one hour performance poetry set (+ Support)

Wednesday 20 June//8:00 pm

Find The Right Words

Upstairs @ The Western, 70 Western Rd
Leicester, LE3 0GA United Kingdom
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Jess Green comperes Leicester's best performance poetry and rap night

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