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LIBERTY FESTIVAL UK

 

SENSE OF UNITY

by Dundu and Worldbeaters 

6PM-7PM MARCH 7th 

Leicester Clock Tower

As dusk falls, follow a parade through Leicester City Centre and discover the puppets of baby Dundu and the gentle giant Dundu. Will they find each other? Will they get on? 
 
You’ll hear rhythms and sounds from across the globe. German company, Dundu features West African Kora (a type of harp), while UK-based Worldbeaters bring their dynamic drumming to the performance.  Expect playful puppets, high-energy music and a visual spectacle as the city experiences Sense of Unity.  

This performance will begin at The Clock Tower and move towards the finale at Jubliee Square. 
 

This show is produced by Activate Performing Arts, this is a collaboration between German outdoor puppeteers, Dundu and UK percussion ensemble Worldbeaters. It was originally funded by Arts Council England and developed in Newbury Corn Exchange’s 101 Outdoor Arts Creation Space.

 

OHM BOY & SCREEN PRINTING WORKSHOPS

with Hugo Farmer

MARCH 5th-8th

| workshops Sat 7th &  Sun 8th, 11am - 5pm |

ST MARTIN'S SQUARE, LE1 5DG

Ohm Boy is part of a collection of 4 bronze sculptures that started life as part of a project by Hugo Farmer called Article Ten. The project explored the theme of Human Rights and Freedom of Expression, particularly in relation to Article 10 of the Human Rights Act: the right to hold your own opinions and to express them freely without government interference.
Join Hugo and Ohm Boy in St Martins Square (opposite Flappers & Gentleman) on 7th & 8th March where you can take part in with free drop-in workshops where you can create your own Ohm Boy inspired prints and either take them home or add them to the exhibition.
 

MEDIEVAL ANERKI

by Anerki Collective

7.30PM  MARCH 7th

2.30PM MARCH 8th

All Saints Church, LE1 4PH

 

Anerki Collective is multi-disciplinary arts collective, using the arts and music to make a deep, lasting and positive impact on it's audiences. For Liberty UK, Anerki presents two performances of a new show that explores the life in Medieval Leicester.

 

In developing the performance, the Collective have met with the 'All Saints Research Group' - a team of people exploring the heritage of the medieval Grade I listed building. The performances will help to share some of the heritage of All Saints’ Church and one of its most noted literary connections; Margery Kempe - who was tried in the Church for 'Lollardy' in 1418. 

 

Participating performers are commissioned to make something new, that can be performed as part of a unified performance incorporating dance, live painting and music.

TICKETS ARE FREE AND AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR 

 

VARIOUS CITY CENTRE LOCATIONS

WAVELENGTH EUROPE

by Claudia Janke

MARCH 5th-8th 

THURSDAY 5 MARCH

Thursday 5th March

DMU Vijay Patel Screen – All Day – approximately every 45 minutes

Leicester Central Library – 10.30am-7.00pm

Friday 6th March

Bishop Street Methodist Church – 12.00pm-2.00pm

DMU Vijay Patel Screen – All Day – approximately every 45 minutes

Saturday 7th March

DMU Vijay Patel Screen – All Day – approximately every 45 minutes

Sunday 8th March

DMU Vijay Patel Screen – All Day – approximately every 45 minutes

Wavelength connects people in solidarity and friendship through the universally recognisable and cross-cultural gesture, the wave. Waving originated as a signal to strangers that one comes in peace.

Its magic is that it can create a moment of intimacy at a distance, even between strangers.
We all do it – we wave at our friends, loved ones and passers-by from windows, bridges and trains.

It’s a beautiful way to acknowledge one another - a simple gesture, but a powerful one and something most of us can participate in.
 

THINK ME. SAY ME. PRINT ME.

with Leicester Print Workshop

MARCH 5th-8th 

Humberstone Gate, LE1 1WA

An Artivism inspired project to create unique images using different print techniques. 

 

The aim is to produce a positive disruption of a familiar space; the images will be inspired by ideas of: Protest and Art; Freedom; Democracy; Solidarity and Unity; and International Women’s Day.

 

In collaboration with Leicester Print Workshop Liberty UK has invited students from Leicester to respond to themes of Freedom and Democracy. Using different printmaking techniques they have produced images and text that will be combined  to create a final collaborative image.

This work will be displayed on existing construction hoarding on Humberstone gate 5 - 8 March.

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