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Lush Leicester Presents: Poetry and perfume Workshop

Lush Cosmetics & Gorilla Perfume experts are hosting a creative writing class within the ER Images (45)ER Images (1)Leicester Lush shop. Participants will be asked to create poems, taking inspiration from the scents and stories of Gorilla perfumes.

26th Sept – 11am

27th Sept – 11am

30th Sept – 4.45pm

This event is suitable for all ages, and is free but booking is essential, visit the Lush store for details;  11 Gallowtree Gate, LE1 5AD

Can Economics Ever Be Fun?

It’s known as the dismal science, but bad reputations are often a side effect of having anER Images (19) awful lot of fun. Perhaps then…just maybe…economics is a right laugh? In this 45 minute show, Damon Gibbons, author of the incredibly serious ‘Britain’s Personal Debt Crisis: How we got here and what to do about it’ sets out to tickle the underbelly of monetary discipline and fiscal irresponsibility (or is it the other way around?). Armed only with the rules of monopoly and a dozen dusty tomes written by the bearded dead, Gibbons will accomplish the near impossible and MAKE ECONOMICS FUN.

This event is suitable for all ages. Tickets are £5 on the door.

World War One and South Highfields

Earlier this year residents in South Highfields wrote a book about life in their area during WW1 and of people’s journeys there from other countries. Local poets, artists, and ER Images (82)dramatists, including school children, have been invited to respond to the book and the stories within it. There will also be audience discussion. Refreshments provided. The book, called ‘How Saxby Street Got Its Name’, is available at all city libraries and from New Walk Museum and Leicester University book shop.

This event is suitable for all ages, and is free, so turn up and enjoy!

The Other Simon de Montfort: Catharism, Crusade and Cultural Backlash

A generation before Leicester’s own de Montfort led the English barons in rebellion, his ER Images (65)father headed a campaign to eliminate religious heresy in southern France. A ruthless and determined man, the elder Simon was driven from his English lands by King John, and sought the county of Toulouse instead. The Albigensian Crusade (1209-29) massacred Cathar heretics and their supporters, apparently indiscriminately. Claire Taylor argues that this actually increased support for the heresy in the region, until the arrival of the medieval inquisition.

This event is suitable for all ages, and is free, so turn up and enjoy!
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Lush Leicester Presents: Poetry and Perfume Workshop

Lush Cosmetics & Gorilla Perfume experts are hosting a creative writing class within the ER Images (45)ER Images (1)Leicester Lush shop. Participants will be asked to create poems, taking inspiration from the scents and stories of Gorilla perfumes.

26th Sept – 11am

27th Sept – 11am

30th Sept – 4.45pm

This event is suitable for all ages, and is free but booking is essential, visit the Lush store for details;  11 Gallowtree Gate, LE1 5AD

Susanna Watts and Elizabeth Heyrick

An inaugural reading and talk about new writing commissioned by the Centre for New ER Images (55)Writing about two nineteenth-century Leicester campaigners, Susanna Watts and Elizabeth Heyrick. As outspoken advocates for the campaign to end slavery, they played an active role in swaying public opinion in campaigns. On a local level, they worked and wrote together within their community for the rights of workers in the hosiery industry and prisoners, as well as the poor and aged. Individually, they also produced many literary works, including the first guidebook for Leicester.

This event is suitable for all ages, and is free, so turn up and enjoy!

Alien Space Station

Bring along your favourite cuddly toy and join in the fun as storyteller and performer ER Images (6)Lindsey Warnes Carroll makes alien and space themed stories come to life in this fully interactive workshop. Activities will include craft-making, singing, movement, games and, most of all, brilliant stories! Make a rocket and design an alien to fly in it. Most suited to children aged from 3 to 7 years and their grown-ups.

This event is suitable for families and under 10’s, and is also free but booking is essential by calling 0116 221 2790.

Telling Tales and Sharing Stories

Family Story Circle Workshop lead by Artist in Residence, Manya Benenson. Come and ER Images (58)create an all-new amazing community story altogether, inspired by a secret character hidden in the depths of St Barnabas Library! Expect fun storytelling and drama games and activities. Supported by The Spark Arts for Children

This event is suitable for families and under 13’s, and is free but booking is essential by calling 0116 299 5450.