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October 2019

Frantz Fanon: His Life, His Struggle, His Work and Catch a Fire

30th October 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Phoenix, 4 Midland Street
Leicester, LE1 1TG United Kingdom
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£7.50 – £9.20

Frantz Fanon: His Life, His Struggle, His Work Dir Cheikh Djemai, Algeria/France, 2001, 52 mins., in French and Arabic with English subtitles, TBC Frantz Fanon, was a psychiatrist, originally from Martinique, who became a spokesman for the Algerian revolution against French colonialism. Embittered by his experience with racism in the French Army, he gravitated to radical politics, Sartrean existentialism and the philosophy of Black consciousness known as negritude. The film traces the short and intense life of one of the…

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Archiving the Past, Reflecting the Future Tours

31st October 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Vijay Patel Building, De Montfort University, 8 Newarke Close
Leicester, LE2 7BJ United Kingdom
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Free

To coincide with Archiving the Past, Reflecting the Future take a walk round the city centre and discover hidden histories about Leicester, the Black British presence and the cultural contribution made to the East Midlands by the African and African Caribbean community. Tours will take approximately two hours. Please wear comfortable shoes and weather appropriate clothing.

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November 2019

Creating a Promo Pack Course

26th November 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
£40 – £45

The Creating a Promoter Pack half a day course is designed to give you the tools to enable you to talk through and help you to pitch your work. Covering key details, the promotional pack should encapsulate your work and your concept. The course is fully accredited by the CPD Certification Service®.

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May 2020

Alternative LDIF20 Festival Pass

5th May 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 31st May 2020 @ 11:30 pm
£10
On a pink background we see the silhouettes of five dancers. Overlaid are the words Festival Pass.

Support LDIF and Serendipity by purchasing an Alternative LDIF20 Festival Pass. All LDIF20 events are available online, free of charge, for 24 hours from the advertised start time. For a minimum donation of £10, you will have access to all of the festival content until Sunday 31 May. During this time, you will be able to revisit any event as many times as you like, at any time during the period covered by the Festival Pass. Your support enables us…

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June 2020

Windrush Day Lecture: Where Are We Now?

29th June 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Online United Kingdom
£5 – £32.50
An old map of the Caribbean is overlaid with a modern map of the UK, with the words Windrush Day Lecture on top

This is the first in a series of annual events in Leicester making the anniversary of Windrush. Join us to celebrate the contribution of the Windrush Generation and their descendants. This lecture was originally scheduled to take place at City Hall, as an online event due to the ongoing situation with COVID19 you can still watch the recorded lecture by purchasing a ticket. Your £5 ticket gives you access to watch the recorded event until 11.59pm BST on Monday 29…

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October 2020

Decolonising the Curriculum: Where do we start?

15th October 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 22nd October 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Online United Kingdom
£5.00

Following on his Windrush Day Lecture, Professor Stephen Small explores how education and academia can start to examine the accountability, systematic racism, untold perspectives and ignored history.  As we reconsider what is being taught and how it is being taught, and where we start the process of decolonising the curriculum. Ticket provides access to the recorded lecture and a digital copy of Professor Stephen Small’s extended Windrush Day Lecture. With the support with Stephen Lawrence Research Centre and Windrush Fund.

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LDIF21 Preview Festival Pass

26th October 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8th November 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Online United Kingdom
£10

Support LDIF and Serendipity by purchasing an LDIF21 Preview Festival Pass. All LDIF21 Preview events, with the exception of online Masterclasses are available online, free of charge, for 24 hours from the advertised start time.  For the full programme click here. For a donation of £10, you will have access to all of the festival content (except the the Big Debate, Masterclasses and ReUnited) until Sunday 8 November. During this time, you will be able to revisit any event as…

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Talawa Technique™ Online Masterclass

30th October 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online – Zoom
£10

Thomas Prestø is the founder of Tabanka Dance Ensemble and the creator of Talawa TechniqueTM. His work seamlessly merges ancestral movement, culturally contextualised vocabulary and Africana movement sensibilities.  Prestø is intimate with indigenous Caribbean and African Spiritual practices in Haiti, Trinidad, Cuba and Nigeria respectively, pulling from these practices both in his theoretical, practical and artistic approaches.

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Léna Blou Online Masterclass

31st October 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online – Zoom
£10

In this exclusive limited workshop Léna Blou will be teaching her internationally renowned techniques for the first time in the UK. Lena is a workshop researcher, choreographer, dancer and teacher and is highly established in the America's. Her work is part of a growing pedagogy for modern Caribbean dance practice with her technique nourished by Gwoka aesthetics and contemporary movement. Léna has also developed ‘Techni’ka’ and the concept ‘bigidi’ which she teaches at the Dance and Choreographic Studies Centre in…

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March 2021

Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2021 Online Press Event

March 25 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Online – Zoom
Free
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Serendipity’s CEO and Artistic Director Pawlet Brookes will be joined by Joseph Toonga (Born to Protest), Patricia Vester (Spot a Day), Dollie Henry and Paul Jenkins (Spirt of Jazz: BOP Jazz Theatre Company) and Jonzi D, as she talks through the programme and background behind the themes of the festival followed by a Q&A. Image Credit: Photographer Lucrecia Diaz – Dancer Brittany Williams Image Description – A woman standing on one foot in mid pose wearing a multi-coloured jacket.

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