Comedians and venues who took part in Leicester Comedy Festival 2017 have been announced as nominees in the annual awards organised to celebrate the event.  Nominees include comedians Stuart Goldsmith, Sooty, Jarred Christmas, Lucy Thompson, Russell Hicks, Sean Morley, Paul Currie and Rob Kemp.  For the second year members of the public have been voting […]

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artreach leicester

ArtReach is delighted to announce that Simon Brown will be joining the organisation from 10 April in a new role as Event and Special Projects Manager. Simon has enjoyed a successful career in the Festivals and Events Department at Leicester City Council, where his most recent post has been as Senior Festivals and Events Officer. […]

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let's dance international frontiers

Leicester based arts charity Serendipity, are thrilled to announce the programme for the forthcoming Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2017. The programme launches on 29 April 2017 marking International Dance Day, linking Leicester with global celebrations, followed by two weeks of performances, workshops and discussions aimed at bringing everyone together to access, participate and relish in […]

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cultural exchanges 2017

The Leicester Arts Festivals group was invited to deliver a short event as part of the 2017 Cultural Exchanges programme at De Montfort University. We responded to a mixed audience comprising students, cultural professionals and wider members of the public, with a short presentation to share the purpose of LAF and its current activities. The […]

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lost legends exchange leicester

Saturday 11 February 2017, 11:00am – 2:00pm, African Caribbean Centre With guest speaker Dr Kehinde Andrews, find out more about Black Education for Liberation and its links to BHM at the African Caribbean Centre in Leicester. Lost Legends is a project run by Serendipity, supported and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Leicester City […]

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spark beaumont leys leicester

The Spark Arts for Children’s Artist in Residence project, Imaginative Neighbourhoods, are bringing people together to celebrate what makes their community special at two events in March. Over the past year, Artists in Residence in two Leicester Neighbourhoods – Jayne Williams, writer in residence at Beaumont Leys and Manya Benenson and Parmjit Sagoo, artists in […]

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journeys festival 2017

ArtReach is delighted to announce the Leicester dates for Journeys Festival International (JFI) in 2017 as 21 August to 3 September. This innovative celebration of work from refugee and asylum seeker artists will include: a core Festival weekend in Jubilee Square (26-27 August); installations in Orton Square, LCB Depot and Phoenix; a special take-over weekend […]

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artreach job

ArtReach have recently recruited two new positions and now wish to appoint an experienced, dynamic and highly organised Event and Special Projects Manager. The role will be based in our Leicester office (full-time permanent contract) with responsibility for events in a number of locations. The Event Manager will – ensure effective, efficient and safe event […]

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sean kelly storage leicester comedy festival

Would you like Jason Manford to propose to your partner on your behalf or be the person who introduces Johnny Vegas live on stage or win an exclusive comedy show to take place in your home?  Members of the public are able to bid for these, and other lots, in an exclusive Comedy Auction raising […]

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A Leicester Comedy Festival project has received £9,000 funding from Awards for All Lottery programme to facilitate 12 city primary schools being involved in the 2017 event.  The School Development Support Agency is working with the team behind the festival to produce “Leicester’s Puntastic”, a series of after- school creative word play and joke writing […]

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