On Thursday Oct 2nd 2014, 7pm Embrace Arts Centre Leicester, there will be a Script In Hand Reading and Q&A for a brand new choreopoem text (dramatic monologue) Love The Life You Live …Live the Life You Love by Carol Leeming. This new work, commissioned by Affective Digital Histories Project Centre, for New Writing Leicester University, is the second part in a choreopoem trilogy, the first part being The Loneliness of The Long Distance Diva, (stage show with music, physical theatre & digital still moving visuals), that thrilled diverse packed audiences, for two nights at Curve theatre in 2012.
This new piece is the story of the character Martin/Maz, who first appeared briefly, in the first choreopoem, as a friend of the main character Solitaire. Carol said: ‘whilst writing Solitaire’s story I often felt there was a strong story to tell about Martin/Maz, this was borne out after the show in 2012, when some audiences members wanted to know more about his character’. This Reading and Q & A Event, will help Carol and Dare to Diva in the further development of the work, as to whether it is produced for stage or film or indeed both. Carol plans to also write Elsie’s story, Solitaire’s stepmother, as the third and final choreopoem of the trilogy. Carol is hoping I am hoping to attract, firstly people who attended the first show and/or participated in the production, of the first choreopoem at Curve 2012, to come to the reading, as well as a new audience the work.
Early booking advised limited places
At Cosmopolitan Festival Leicester 3pm, Saturday August 23rd 2014 Uber diva Carol Leeming, will perform classic and original songs with long time keyboard player and partner in music, eclectic virtuoso Neil Hunter. This a new festival, due to be opened by the City Mayor Peter Soulsby, will take place in the newly created Jubilee Gardens, opposite BBC Radio Leicester. The Cosmopolitan Festival features many other wonderful artists both performing and visual.
Carol and her band, The Random Acts of Senseless Beauty, play a residency the first Thursday in each month at the new Bar Restaurant Sugar Loaf Braunstone Gate. Delighting a diverse audience, who crave their blistering soul jazz funk world musical alchemy. In addition to other gig dates, the band are enjoying an enhanced profile, that consolidates their unassailable legendary status in the city. To attend one of their gigs, is a totally unforgettable unique experience, that people talk about for many years after the event. Such is Carol Leeming’s vocal power versatility and musical expressivity, coupled with a group of excellent musicians of world class stature.
Carol and her band plan to perform more gigs and to record in the near future, a new song collection titled Jupiter Butterfly, written by Carol Leeming, which she says will explore new approaches and influences, that show a deeper aspect, of her accomplished successful song writing. The direct result of her acclaimed creative writing prowess, over the years and more recent profound personal experiences.
Dare to Diva and O’Neils have programmed several exciting Leicester based Soul Funk & Jazz Bands playing live for a O’Neils Loseby Lane Leicester Music Festival 9pm every Friday Night FREE ENTRY August 2014
These sensational bands are as follows:
Aug 7th Mark Trounson Trio
Aug 15th Something For The Weekend
Aug 22nd Carol Leeming & The Random Senseless Acts of Beauty
Aug 29th Candice Dixon Band
Not to be missed !!