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'Always and always facing towards the light' "I have a voice and I will use it! is the mantra of Alice Hawkins, mother of six, shoe machinist, equal rights activist and suffragette. Alice joined the band of many women in the fight for their right to vote. .. Arrested five times, served time in Holloway and Leicester. She rubbed shoulders with the Pankhurst's and in 1907 set up the Women's Social and Political Union in Leicester.
Be part of the revolution and meet Alice at the Town Hall. A community of voices and brave soldiers of suffrage with banners in hand will lead the clarion call processing through the streets with heads held high singing loud the suffragette battle cry... VOTES FOR WOMEN!
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A former special forces hero, now puts his military background to full use in shows such as SAS Who Dares Wins.
Five guys from Down Under have mastered Pink Floyd's whole sound and reproduce it with perfect covers of all the hits.
Beatles tribute band which faithfully recreate the sound and images of the Fab Four from their early 'moptop' days through Revolver and Sgt Pepper to their final performance on the rooftop of the Apple building. The atmosphere is perpetuated with the use of authentic instruments, costumes and backdrops and special effects, giving a nostalgic re-creation of the era. The band will be joined on stage by a nine-piece orchestra. Since the Bootlegs were formed in 1980, they have enjoyed spectacular success both at home and abroad. Their international reputation accelerated following a sixty date tour of the then USSR in 1982. They have performed in France, Spain, India the USA and before an audience of 18,000 in Manila.
Collabro are an English musical theatre boy band who took the Britain's Got Talent judges' and viewers' breath away with their renditions of classic tracks. Michael Auger, Richard Hadfield, Jamie Lambert, Thomas Leak and Matthew Pagan only formed a month prior to their audition for Britain's Got Talent and came together over their shared love of musical theatre.
Still playing to packed-out venues the world over, the legendary punk band will be showcasing their latest stuff alongside classic punk tunes, including New Rose, Love Song, Smash It Up and I Just Can’t Be Happy Today (as well as their hit cover of Eloise). In their latest album, So, Who’s Paranoid?, The Damned still display, after 32 years, their trademark brand of dark melodic irony, blended with caustic political satire - perhaps more relevant now than ever. Headed by classic band members Dave Vanian and Captain Sensible, along with Monty Oxy Moron, Pinch and Stu West, The Damned have lost none of their energy, music; melody and lyrical diversity combined in an intoxicating potion that stirs the blood and sets the pulse racing.
Empire Soldiers is a breathtaking new show blending performance and technology to tell the compelling stories of the forgotten Caribbean soldiers of World War 1. Using VR headsets and surround sound this latest show brings a truly immersive experience that is emotive and unforgettable. You will be transported back in time to 1918 alongside soldiers returning from the front line. You will hear the captivating stories of the battlefield directly from the soldiers themselves and share their emotional experiences of the return home.
Writing and research by Madu Messenger
Festival of Choirs returns to Curve, bringing you the best of Gospel singing from local Gospel choirs, and a special guest performance by The University of Virgin Islands' Voices of Inspiration Choir. Come and enjoy a night of inspirational and powerful performances of both traditional and contemporary songs.
Alison Goldfrapp and her band.
Dublin-born Imelda May has the rare kind of raw talent and timeless glamour that truly illuminates the stage. You don't just watch Imelda perform, you experience it,. Whether it's her infectiously unique fusion of rockabilly, blues and jazz, her extensive self-penned repertoire, her sassy burlesque-inspired performances or her distinctive interpretation of classic standards, her appeal is both seductive and undeniable. As such, she is fast emerging as one of the finest vocalists from the UK Roots music scene today
Boogie Woogie. Jools Holland needs little introduction. In 1973 he met up with Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook and formed Squeeze and with hits like 'Cool for Cats' and 'Up the Junction' Squeeze achieved spectacular success. In 1990 Jools sowed the seeds of the Rhythm and Blues Orchestra when he began touring with Squeeze's virtuoso drummer Gilson Lavis. This has evolved into a powerful and disciplined twelve-piece band, capable of selling out hundreds of shows a year all over Britain and Europe.
The smash hit show returns authentically recreating the sublime harmonies, slick moves, stylish looks and legendary musicianship that were the making of Motown.
Baby Love - 50 Years of No1 UK Hits Tour. Featuring more chart toppers than ever before, with the music of the Four Tops, Supremes, Temptations, Jackson 5, Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross and Lionel Richie, the show marks the official arrival of Motown style, sophistication and musical brilliance to these shores.
In the early 1970s, Genesis redefined the concept of a rock concert. They had such a profound effect that they still have a cult following today. The Musical Box recreates those early shows in outstanding detail using exact replicas of the lights, sets, costumes and effects.
A massively popular artist with a huge live following, Newton is a genuine grass roots phenomenon, touring heavily for the past two years building up from low key gigs and support shows to headline performances and main-stage festival slots at home and abroad. Newton has won over fans and critics alike with his unique mixture of mind-boggling virtuoso guitar techniques and a natural wit.
The QI elves take to the road in the first live touring version of their multi-award-winning hit podcast, on the back of their sell-out Edinburgh Festival run. Join Dan Schreiber, Andrew Hunter Murray, James Harkin and Anna Ptaszynski as they serve up their pick of bizarre, extraordinary and hilarious facts from the QI universe.
Paradigm Rhymes: Beyond the Dome is a Futuristic tale, a fast moving performance of spoken word narration, live jazz music and projected comic book digital imagery. Within the Dome the minds of young people are controlled. History has been revised and all art is banned. Creative acts are crimes; the worst crime is playing the music of improvisation - jazz. At critical points in this story, you the audience will be presented with a choice of two options facing the young lead character. It is up to you to decide which option to take. You decide the path of this story.
Legendary Sheffield-born singer, songwriter and former frontman of Ace, Squeeze and Mike & The Mechanics.
Wisdom, Laughter and Lines is the new album from Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott. This record is the second from Paul and Jacqui following the critically acclaimed What Have We Become, which saw them return together on record for the first time since the multi-million selling days of The Beautiful South, who in the 1990s and early 2000s released a string of records. Wisdom, Laughter and Lines is a wonderful contemporary record, full of lyrical wit and humour, whilst retaining a strong social conscience that touches on the changing social landscape of Britain. The first single from the album is The Austerity of Love, which was Record of the Week on BBC Radio 2 and has been added straight on to its A Playlist.
In an evening of musical storytelling featuring a full live band, audiences will be treated to a full concert of Cat Stevens' hits, revealing the man in the music and the real stories behind the classic songs. Starring award-winning Australian musician Darren Coggan, Peace Train - The Cat Stevens Story will take audiences on the same journey of discovery and enlightenment travelled by Cat himself. In Peace Train - The Cat Stevens Story, audiences can re-live 23 hits from the seldom-seen icon, such as: Remember The Days Of The Old School, Lady D'Arbanville, Sad Lisa and Peace Train. Tracing the path of a man who never stopped wondering about how to make the world a better place is Darren Coggan. One of Australia's most exciting young artists, Coggan and his band's performances in Peace Train - The Cat Stevens Story have met with critical acclaim in Australia.
A fusion of poetry, grime and movement inspired by the flows Dizzee Rascal's genre defining album, Boy in da Corner, step into a pirate radio station, teenage bedroom and house party as an outsider battles with finding their voice. There will be music, lyrics, poetry, dancing (if you're that way inclined) and a story unfolding in-between the smoke, strobe and decks. What if someone fights, against the odds, against all their surrounding opinions and narratives to achieve the life they want, then realise it's not what they need? 13 years after Dizzee Rascal's debut album was released Debris remembers how it gave her permission to re-define success against the odds and become a poet - but what has she forgotten along the way?
Richard Thompson crashes the barriers between electric and acoustic music: he plays wild and dangerous guitar while playing heartfelt, passionate and wonderfully affecting songs.
Formed in Coventry in 1979 The Selecter spearheaded the Two Tone movement along with The Specials and Madness. Fronted by Pauline Black, they first hit the airwaves with the classic On My Radio, as well as countless other hit singles. The band split at the height of their popularity in 1981 but reformed 10 years later.
Shane was just a teenager when the mighty Westlife formed in 1998 and in 2012, after 14 UK number one singles, 12 massive albums and numerous tours, the band decided to call it a day. For Shane, the future meant landing a deal with record giant Universal and beginning work on his first ever solo album, You and Me, which was recorded in both the UK and US.
Classic British singles band with a string of top 20 hits.
Blending spoken word, theatre, projection and music, The Sky Diaries explores Shruti?s longstanding relationship with things that are beyond our control and unearths the nature and purpose of some of the universe's most enduring stories.
Led by producer, vocalist and songwriter Jazzie B, Soul II Soul were one of the most innovative dance/R&B outfits of the late 80s, creating a seductive, deep R&B that borrowed from Philly soul, disco, reggae and 80s. They inspired a generation and continue to do so, with the likes of Will.I.Am being a huge fan.
T.Rextasy are the only official tribute band to have been authorised and endorsed by Marc Bolan's catalogue management, Wizard Ltd, in 2006 to keep Marc's music alive and in the public eye. Lead singer and guitarist Danielz is an uncanny doppelganger of Marc Bolan. He and the band recreate hits such as Jeepster, Metal Guru and Children of the Revolution and have travelled the world to play alongside Marc's contemporaries such as Suzi Quatro and Cockney Rebel, they have entertained at commemorative birthday celebrations for Marc Bolan surrounded by his friends and ex-bandmates and performed at BBC Proms Night at Hyde Park.
An evening of young choreographer's work to tickle your taste buds into the future of Leicester's dance scene. Five local choreographers between the ages of 14 - 21 years have been selected and mentored to develop a piece of work to showcase at Inside Out Festival. A menu of five, 10 minute delights for you to enjoy.