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Let's Dance International Festival at Embrace Arts
Let's Dance International Festival


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A haven for sketching costumed models with Art Shark
Let's Dance International Festival: Signatures at Embrace Arts


Darbar unplugged: Shahbaz Hussain


What's On

Music: Darbar unplugged: Shahbaz Hussain
Thursday 24 April at 7pm £10 / £8 / party of four £30
Demonstrating through his tabla solo why this Indian classical percussion instrument is one of the most versatile in the world.

Dance: Art Shark: Chinatown
Sunday 4 May at 8pm, £6
A haven for the casual sketching of costumed models, with entertainment by Comedian Kirsty Munro and Chinese lion dancers. With mock oriental dancers and martial artists. Bring a sketchpad and pencil.

Dance: Let's Dance: Signatures
Saturday 10 May at 7.30pm £10 / £8
Signatures, in collaboration with Dance4, is a platform that nurtures and supports undiscovered talent, by working with emerging dancers and choreographers and enabling them to realize their creative potential.


Investigating drawing



Visual art:
Pen and ink artwork
Tuesdays, 29 April - 8 July (not 27 May), 7pm - 9pm
Tutor: Stephen Coley
£100 / £50 for 10 sessions
A look at the many varied styles and techniques used in the art of pen and ink.

Visual art: Adventures in collage
Thursdays, 1 May - 10 July (not 29 May), 11am - 1pm
Tutor: Stephen Coley
£100 / £50 for 10 sessions
An exciting and creative journey into the eclectic and colourful world of collage art.

Visual art: Introduction to print
Wednesdays, 11 June - 25 June, 11am - 1pm
Tutor: Leicester print workshop
£60 / £40 for 3 sessions
An ideal introduction for those new to printmaking and wishing to explore it further. Covering the techniques of drypoint, monoprint and linocut.


Adventures in collage



Children: Family fun with stories
Saturday, 3 May, 2pm - 3.30pm
£5 per child (accompanying adult free).
Led by Lindsey Warnes Carroll
Listen to some wonderful stories and join in the fun, creating the crafts, movement and songs they inspire.

Children: Rogues gallery
Saturday 24 May, 12pm - 3pm, £15 per adult and child
Tutor: Steph Knowles
Come and immortalise your famiy and friends with various approaches to portraiture. Leave all vanity behind and bring your sense of humour.

Craft: Experimenting with silk painting
Saturday 31 May, 10am - 4pm
Tutor: Linda Harding
£40 / £22
Using basic techniques from tracing designs with metallic pens and gutta, blending vibrant silk paints adding interesting salt effects.

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