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Slung Low are advertising for a new Community Director role with the company – full details available here.
Following Leeds City Council’s recent cultural programme announcement, we are thrilled to reveal our plans to create a Leeds Peoples Theatre in our home city.
Leeds Peoples Theatre is a major new initiative that will see us combine the participation of hundreds of citizen performers with a core professional team of theatre artists to make large scale outdoor political theatre adventures in Leeds. It’s a regular programme of participation and training open to all the people of Leeds that every few years expresses itself in a new maurauding piece of theatre in the city. The programme will start in 2018 and the first show will be in 2020.
Slung Low will continue to run free rehearsal space for local artists, make work for national commissioners and present visiting companies’ work. At its heart this is a commitment to make exciting epic work on the streets of city with the people of Leeds.
We’re so excited about it and will keep you updated here as plans develop.
We’re really excited to be over in Manchester this month working with the brilliant Rani Moorthy who runs Rasa Theatre. Rehearsals are going brilliantly well and it’s really exciting to be creating a show to be performed in a Sari shop!
‘Handlooms’ explores the generational conflict between Rajesh and his mother who are both seeking conflicting solutions to a crisis in their sari business. An exciting and immersive theatrical experience set in a real sari shop in the heart of Curry Mile.
It performs 12th-24th March and you can take a look at details here.
It also performs in April in Leicester and info is here.
Back in Holbeck we are hosting a fundraiser at The HUB for our friends Yorkshire Aid on Friday 16th March. Join us for an evening packed with live music from the excellent Commoners Choir and big band Les Vegas and the International Playboys of Rhythm with a lively ceilidh to round off the evening led by the Greensleeveless ceilidh band. Make sure you reserve your ticket in advance and bring along your best dancing shoes!
On Tuesday 6th March we welcome the return of our weekly HUB choir sessions. Come along for some hot grub, weekly singing workshops and an opportunity to meet some very lovely people. It’s all free and you can sign up here.
Also this month at The HUB we have a full line up of excellent Pay What You Decide performances. BEST OF BE FESTIVAL (Saturday 10th March) and LEAVING (Sunday 25th March) are now both sold out but we still have a few remaining tickets for Proto-type Theatre’s THE AUDIT (or Iceland, a modern myth) which visits the HUB on Sunday 11th March; a show about finding strength, overcoming a world designed to keep us docile, and how collective power can move a mountain – even if only a little.
Slung Low x