Pawlet awarded an MBE

Pawlet Brookes, the Founder, CEO and Artistic Director of Serendipity – Institute for Black Arts and Heritage, has been awarded an MBE for services to the arts and cultural diversity…

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Save The Last Dance For Us

The official countdown to the Let’s Dance International Frontiers has begun! Celebrating 9 years of LDIF, Serendipity is getting ready Serendipity is gearing up for its 9year of LDIF. Marking…

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Japans homeless banish despair through dance

Marking the Start of National Homeless awareness week, Serendipity looks back on the Japanese dance troupe, who rose from the streets. Quite literally. Just two years after the legalisation of…

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Calling all dancers!

Do you love to dance or choreograph? Do you want to perform on an international stage? Look no further. In just two days’ time, applications will close for The Signatures…

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BHM Film Programme

This year the theme for Black History Month is Seen and Not Heard: Black Women, tying in with 2018 being the year of the women. This theme gives Serendipity the chance to…

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LDIF18 Round-Up

It’s been over a week since the final event of Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2018 and I think we can safely say it was one of the most successful so…

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LDIF18: Meet Namron

  Down to our final count down for LDIF18!  While we pride ourselves on giving opportunities to up and coming artist we are also very excited to welcome an artist…

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LDIF18 Launch: Meet Nora Chipaurmire

  LDIF18 Launch: Meet Nora Chipaumire With LDIF18 just over a week away, we cannot wait to celebrate International Dance Day at the 2Funky Music Café on the 29 April.…

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What is LDIF all about?

Hello Everyone! Happy New Year and all that jazz! Hope everyone is having a great year so far, especially with the upcoming and long-awaited Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2018! Today…

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Lost Legends: Artist Directory

Lost Legends is calling out to local artists to get involved and showcase their work. A new online directory that highlights local talent and artists from the African and African…

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LDIF17 Round Up

Hello Readers,   WOW! I cannot believe that it has already been two weeks since the launch of Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2017. The programme this year was jam packed…

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Lost Legends: Project Update April 2017

Serendipity are proud to present and launch the new section of the website focused on Leicester’s Lost Legends, the African and African Caribbean community. 2017 celebrates the 30th anniversary of…

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What is Jookin?

Ahead of Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2017 I have had the privileged of interviewing Phoebe Driscoll Director of Pharaohs of Memphis. This is Phoebe’s international premier in the UK! What…

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A creative educational course is born

On March 3-5, 2017, Developing your choreographic voice is the first creative programme of its kind which Serendipity has co-ordinated. As a participant myself, I can assure our readers to…

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LDIF17 Launch: A Night to Remember…

Dear friends, I would like to invite you to the launch of Let’s Dance International Frontiers on Saturday 29 April, International Dance Day, at the Mercure Leicester, The Grand Hotel…

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Three is a magic number…

*Calling all future choreographers! You are in for a real treat! Three choreographers, all hailing from different parts of the world are teaming up to lead an intensive weekend of…

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Lost Legends: Missing BHM Brochures

The Serendipity team are still searching for BHM brochures for the years: 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001 and 2004. So start…

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LDIF17: Philadanco!

We have some exciting news for you all! Joan Myers Brown founder of Philadanco who we had the pleasure of meeting at Re:Generations conference is coming back to the UK…

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‘Lost Legends’ and Leicester…

Black History Month was launched in London on African Liberation day in 1987, meaning Black History Month will be 30 years old next year.  In Leicester we will be celebrating,…

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The End of the Blog?

This blog was set up as part of my study at De Montfort University to investigate the effectivity of dance blogging as a means of supporting e-commerce. My time posting for…

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Misty Causing a Storm in USA

On Thursday 5 May, A Ballerina’s Tale: Misty Copeland will have it’s UK premiere at Phoenix Cinema, Leicester. It is a documentary featuring the career of African-American ballerina Misty Copeland and her…

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Disappointment at Signatures? WHY?!

Our Signatures event is by far one of the most exciting for Let’s Dance International Frontiers. Why? Because it is where we showcase the best of this year’s international emerging…

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Only a handful of tickets left!

It’s getting ever closer to the date of the Black Women In Dance: Stepping Out of the Barriers conference (May 10) and our tickets are flying off the shelves like…

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Jazz Music and Urban Bush Women

On May 13 & 14, Urban Bush Women are debuting their new work Walking with ‘Trane as part of Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2016. The work is inspired by the works…

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How You Can Get On the Guest List…

The Black Women In Dance: Stepping Out of the Barriers conference is coming up fast and there are only 15 tickets left! At the conference our many speakers (including Urban…

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Throw back to the One Dance UK launch!

Last Monday (December 7th) just past Oxford Circus, more than 400 dance artists, academics, associates and supporters attended the launch of One Dance UK. For all of those not in…

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Akram Khan Company Interview – Why Chotto Desh?

Yesterday evening I attended Akram Khan Company’s Chotto Desh at Leicester’s Curve Theatre, and interviewed rehearsal director Amy Butler and dancer Nicolas Ricchini. Meaning “Small Homeland”, I was truly excited…

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Serendipity Volunteers support Quick Shifts

Yesterday evening at Leicester’s Attenborough Arts Centre, dance improvisation collective Quick Shifts performed for the first time this academic year and I was thrilled to see other Serendipity volunteers supporting…

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A Blog Is Born!

  You asked and we listened!    Our team is excited to inform you on this warm November afternoon that the Serendipity Blog has just been brought into the world! As the Serendipity intern, it is…

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