23rd October 2019

 

BSL and Reading

 

Glen Street Play Glen St,
Leicester, LE4 6NN
10.30am-2.30pm

 

With the right support and encouragement, deaf and EAL children can learn to communicate and love stories as effectively and enjoyably as other children. Our interactive and fun workshop is for deaf and EAL children aged 0-5. It includes the BSL signs needed for family life and fun. It includes the telling of nursery rhymes, singing songs and playing games with lots of interaction.

Booking:
fay.nichols@glenstreetplaygroup.co.uk or
0116 222 1020
Free
Suitable for Deaf and EAL children aged 0-5

 

 

SpeakEasy JamShop

 

The Exchange bar,
Rutland St, Leicester
1.30-3.30pm

A diverse spoken word and live music workshop, presented in association with WORD! and BootLeg Jazz. Experienced facilitators, performers and word artists Lydia Towsey and Mellow Baku will facilitate writing to live musical stimuli, or bring your own or other poetry or prose to read aloud. Practice performance/sharing and hear how it sounds with live improvised music. A supportive environment will encourage collaboration and performance development.

Booking:
hello@wordpoetry.co.uk
Free
Suitable for all

 

 

Write to the Moon and Back!

Leicester Central Library,
Bishop St
3-4.30pm

Let space travel inspire a flight of imagination. In the year of the Moon landing’s 50th anniversary, Space Cat Press offer a free creative writing workshop. Led by SCP author Siobhan Logan, we will boldly go into space-themed writing exercises. A fun and friendly session to fire up your creativity. Open to teens and adults, this event is hosted by Leicester’s Central Library. Writing materials and light refreshments will be provided. Pre-booking is essential as workshop places are limited.

Booking:
central-library@leicester.gov.uk or
0116 2995 401
Free
Suitable for 14+

Author event with Carol Leeming MBE FRSA

Trinity Chapel,
De Montfort University
6-7pm

Carol is a multi-award award-winning author, published poet, director, playwright, screenwriter and tutor. A feature of her work is magic realism narratives, with compelling characters, with distinctive voices from marginalised communities. Carol became an elected a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, later in 2019 she received an MBE as poet and playwright, and is a DMU Alumna of the month.

Carol’s other awards include: East Midlands Womens’ Award for Outstanding Woman In Arts, Media & Music, Leicester Writers Club Awards: Ena Young for Poetry, and Siobhan Logan Writing for Listeners.  The first edition of Carol’s self-published debut chapbook The Declamations of Cool Eye is sold out. The second edition will be available soon.  Previously, an Associate Artist as Writer/Director at CURVE theatre Leicester, Carol is now the Resident Artistic Director there. Her plays and poetry have been broadcast nationally on BBC Radio 4 Reality Check and New Orleans Walk BBC Radio Leicester. Along with innovative successful choreopoems and plays, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Diva at CURVE theatre Leicester, for the Cultural Olympiad 2012, also Vex  the Dome theatre Brighton, in 2018 Love the Life you Live Live the Life  previewed at Curve    

Carol will share readings of her poetry/choreopoetry including new poetry, from her forthcoming poetry book collection, in an exclusive event for Everybody’s Reading and Black History Month, followed by an audience Q&A.

No booking required
Free
Suitable for all

 

Desert Moonfire Book Launch

Leicester Central Library,
Bishop St
7-9pm

Space Cat Press celebrates the 50th Moon Landing anniversary with a timely book launch. Desert Moonfire: The Men Who Raced to Space captures the era when humans became a spacefaring species. Siobhan Logan’s collection recounts the dramatic history of pioneering rocketeers Sergei Korolev and Wernher von Braun. Join us for this free event, hosted by Leicester Writers’ Showcase and Leicester Libraries. We have model rockets, moon cake and an explosive story to get off the launch pad.

No booking required
Free
Suitable for 14+

 

 

Moonshine WORD! Jam

 

Bean Gaming,
Silver Street, Leicester
7-10pm

Join hosts Mellow Baku and Lydia Towsey for this very special edition of Moonshine WORD!Jam – marking the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing. With an open mic and feature sets from Mellow (A must for all – Courtney Pine) and Lydia (Absolutely spectacular – Poet in the City). Read your work against a backdrop of live music, reflect on the Moon and power of words, ideas and music.

No booking required
Free
Suitable for 14+

 

 

Remembering Amos Sherriff on the City of Leicester Centenary

Leicester Town Hall
7-9pm

In 2013, Stage Left Theatre Workshop performed a play by one of its members, Anthony L Church, called A Man of Humble Beginnings. It dealt with the life of Leicester-born Amos Sherriff, who could not read or write until his early 20s. Amos rose to be mayor of Leicester having led the Leicester march of the unemployed to London in 1905 (the first major march of its kind) and moved the motion on the council in 1917 that gave Leicester its city status back in 1919. In this centenary year, Anthony and the play’s director John Tillotson discuss Amos the man, his legacy, why he has almost been forgotten and perform extracts from a new radio version of the play. A must for those interested in local and political history. Supported by the city Mayor and Leicester City Council.

Booking:
www.stagelefttheatre.co.uk
Free