[Press & Publications] AUTUMN EXTRAVAGANZA

September 1999

No 168

Enrolments are up at the Richard Attenborough Centre, University of Leicester, where the popularity of dance, music and art workshops has been so great that new classes have been created to meet the demand.

The Centre caters for all abilities, from beginners to advanced students and from those who like to participate to those who prefer to remain as onlookers.

The new series of classes and workshops will begin on Monday 27 September, opening a season with something for everyone.

Musicians can explore topics from Late Baroque Music in Italy and the Jazz Foundation Course, to The New Soundbeam Experience and The Beat of Different Drums, or they can sit back, relax and enjoy one of the lunchtime Soundbites or evening concerts.

Dance attractions include Springboard - Dance/Movement workshop skills, for people interested in enabling groups to create their own dance, Advanced Professional Contemporary Dance, Dance on Camera which takes a look at 20th-century dance on film, and Intercreate - integrated dance for young adults with or without disabilities.

The Centre began as a series of sculpture classes for people with visual impairments, and the visual arts continue to flourish there with a range of art and sculpture workshops, as well as courses on Velasquez, Drapery and the Figure, Self-Portrait - New Interpretations, and Painting Problems. The Centre's latest exhibition, Work in Progress, which has been organised by students attending the advanced Studio Art Course, runs until October 22nd.

Speaking of the autumn programme of events, Director of the Centre, Dr Eleanor Hartley said: "I'm delighted that courses and events here are proving to be so popular. Early booking for next term's programme is recommended!"

Formally opened by Diana, Princess of Wales, in May 1997, the Richard Attenborough Centre is open to everybody, but has a special focus on people with disabilities and other members of the public who may have found access to arts education difficult. Its work has evolved from courses run by the University's Department of Adult Education for groups under-represented in adult and community education.

Full details of autumn courses and events at the Centre are available from the Richard Attenborough Centre, University of Leicester, PO Box 138, University Road, Leicester LE1 9HN, telephone (0116) 252 2455, fax (0116) 252 5165, minicom (0116) 223 1520, email RACentre@le.ac.uk

Note to Editors : Further information is available from Dr Eleanor Hartley, Director of the Richard Attenborough Centre, telephone (0116) 252 2455.
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