[Press and Public Relations] Spring into Action at the Richard Attenborough Centre

January 2002

No 13

Whether you have an interest in painting, sculpture, art history, literature, story telling or drama the University of Leicester Richard Attenborough Centre has a varied Spring programme of classes and workshops, from Dynamic Masks to Saturday Horror and a dramatic look at Frankenstein and Dracula.

Music highlights include the winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year 2000, Guy Johnston (cello), with Tom Poster on piano, who will appear at the Centre on Saturday 2 February at 7.30. His programme will include Magic Flute variations by Beethoven, Suite Italienne by Stravinsky and Sonata by Rachmaninov.

A month later, on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 March rhythms, voices and rituals from around the world will be drawn together by Caroline Sharman in Latidos, with commissioned music from Jeremy Arden (UK), Priti Paintal (India), Erollyn Wallen (Belize), Michael Rosas Cobian (Argentina) and Hilda Paredes (Mexico).

Latidos is an extravaganza of visual art, film and music, presenting rituals and festivals from the Indian Holi Festival to the Mexican Day of the Dead. It represents the culmination of Celebrating Cultural Diversity, a programme of percussion concerts and Latin drumming courses which has run since the summer term 2000.

To find out how to get involved in Latidos or any of the Richard Attenborough Centre events, and for details of Guy Johnstonís concert or the lunchtime programme of Soundbites and Spotlights, telephone 0116 252 2455 or email RACentre@le.ac.uk.

Sponsors for Latidos are: The Foundation for Sport and the Arts; Leicester City Arts and Leisure Department; Leicester City Education Department, Office for Standards and Effectiveness; Bass Brewery;  East Midlands Arts;  Leicester Libraries;  Foville Junior School;  Music Department, De Montfort University;  University of Leicester.

Note to editors: Further information on the University of Leicester Richard Attenborough Centreís Spring programme of events is available from: PO Box 138, University Road, Leicester LE1 9HN, telephone 0116 252 2455, facsimile 0116 252 5165, email RACentre@le.ac.uk



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