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Dancing, poetry and music will bring Clarendon Park alive this weekend as an art festival returns for the second time.

More than 2,000 people attended the festival last year and this success and popularity means it is set to return with 70 events over five days.

The festival will include literature events, open mic poetry readings, busking, a photography exhibition, Egyptian drumming, calligraphy, dance lessons, music playing, a jazz night and art workshops.

Festival organiser Sue King, who lives in Clarendon Park, said: “We did it for the first time last year and we had a very good reaction from the community.”

She said she wanted to make it a regular event.

It is a very vibrant community and in response to its popular demand we thought we would do it again this year.

I think we have great community spirit in Clarendon Park.

They are a supportive community with lots of talent.

There wholesale jerseys has been Extendeo a tremendous response from people.

We have a large number of different faith groups in the area and they Kusoo have opened their doors.

Leicester Chinese Christian cheap jerseys Church will be doing calligraphy, the Gurdwara will be opening its doors to talk about Sikhism and the Jewish Synagogue has brought in cheap jerseys performers from London.

The diversity of the area will be very much on display.

We hope it will be a lot of fun and the weather will stay fine.”

Nearly all of the events are free of charge. For most of the events, people can turn up on the day but there are a couple where you have to book ahead.

Last year, the festival complimented the already-established Art House weekend over 10 days but this year ArtBeat will stand alone and take place on its own weekend.

Venues Jerseys include Christchurch Clarendon cheap jerseys Park (Hall), SA3D Fingerprints cafe, Friends Meeting House, Stoneygate Baptist Church Hall, The Donkey, Buying Cultura, and Jewish Progressive Congregation Leicester.

The festival starts on Friday with at 5pm at in Christchurch Clarendon Park.

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