April News from Slung Low
We have been overwhelmed by the response to our director Alan's recent blog post, in which he revealed Slung Low's plans to open a Cultural Community College in Holbeck later this year. The College will be a place where adults will come to learn new cultural skills - from Irish dancing to South Indian cooking, from poetry writing to carpentry, digital photography to singing in a choir – and all workshops will be free at the point of use. The first courses will kick off in September so do keep an eye on our newsletters for further announcements!
Following a sold-out run in Manchester, we are delighted that Handlooms will visit Leicester this month, performing in the beautiful working sari shop Anokhi House of Sarees. The show, made with the brilliant Rani Moorthy of Rasa Theatre, challenges the simplistic and stereotypical assumptions about an aspect of migrant life, the sari. More info available here.
This month we start rehearsals for an ambitious new project, Red and Black, which vividly depicts how Liverpool responded to the Spanish Civil War. The piece will be created with over 100 students from the Liverpool Institute of Performance Arts (LIPA). Find out more here.
A massive thank you to everyone who took part the Yorkshire Aid Fundraiser last month. Together we raised an impressive £866 for the charity which will support asylum seekers and refugees living in Leeds, Yorkshire and Europe.
The inspiring Commoner's Choir who performed on the night will return to the HUB on 21 April with their new project More Than a Mouthful. In the time it takes them to sing a setful of songs, resident chef Josh Sutton will prepare and cook a meal using ingredients gathered from The Sharehouse in Pudsey (the UK’s first waste food supermarket). Entry to the show is free with a can or packet of food which will be donated to our local food bank.
Also at the HUB this month we welcome Last Resort from 2Magpies Theatre who present an alternative future for Guantanamo Bay with their unique multi-sensory package holiday on 15 April. Then on 22 April we present The North! The North! a dark, contemporary myth about England featuring highly physical storytelling and animation.
Finally save the date – on Sunday 20 May we will be hosting out next family-friendly ‘How To…’ Festival day. The theme this spring will be How To... Cabaret! The day will begin with a cooking workshop by Manjit of Manjit's Kitchen who will share one of her favourite recipes and give us all an insight into how to make delicious traditional South Indian food. Wonderfully Manjit's Kitchen has been shortlisted for the BBC Food and Farming awards in the category Best Street Food and Takeaway: come learn from the best!
There'll be workshops in circus skills, cabaret and performances from Yorkshire Silent's Jonny Best and the marvellous Jacqui Wicks. More details to follow soon!
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Thursday, 12 April 2018
April at Slung Low
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