27th November 2014

Current awareness

Leicester arts, culture and heritage

A selection of topics that are current in Leicester’s arts scene.

Leicester Means Business

An event was held on Wednesday 26th November that brought together musicians and people from the music community, to lay down ideas, concerns, issues and thoughts about music.

Organised by Jed Spittle of Manic Music Productions, the event provided an opportunity for those present to flag up their thoughts and ideas about the contemporary music scene in Leicester.

Jed Spittle secured a contract to organise a networking series of events, the first of which was tonight’s theme of Leicester as a place to make music. Held at Curve theatre, the event attracted a range of people who were currently involved in music in some way or other.

The networking events are linked to the LLEP’s initiative that will provide a consultant to look at the Creative Industries. Result from these events will feed into what the consultant will be doing, when in post.

Find out more about Manic Music Productions.

Find out more about the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership.

Affective Digital Histories

A project was launched tonight at the LCB Depot. Affective Digital Histories: recreating De-industrialised Place, from the 1970s to the Present includes Hidden Stories and Sounds of the Cultural Quarter, two new Apps that reveal the fascinating hidden stories of Leicester’s Cultural Quarter.

These Apps use the latest locative technology to deliver immersive experience for visitors to the Cultural Quarter. Location-specific content – sounds from the past and present, poetry, plays and narrative – is revealed as visitors explore the area, helping to re-imagine urban history.

Those attending this event were also invited to experiment with traditional print processes and cutting edge technology to create their own original art work at the New Incunable Print Shop, which is located at The LCB Depot.

The apps are products of a University of Leicester research project, ‘Affective Digital Histories: Re-creating de-industrial places, 1970s to the present’ which was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

Following the welcome speeches from Dr Ming Lim from the University of Leicester’s School of Management , John Rance of Phoenix and Professor Andrew Prescott from the University of Glasgow, poet and playwright Carol Leeming read and performed a piece from her Choreopoem.

Find out more about Affective Digital Histories.

Find out more about the Hidden Stories Apps.


See the website for Creative Leicestershire

Also  on Arts in Leicester

Curve’s 2015 season

Chicago – the musical – we look back

Water Babies – the musical – we look back

What’s New on Arts in Leicester


Comedy at Curve

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