Reading Event: Choreopoem Love The Life You Life …Live The Life You Love by Carol Leeming

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

There’s Already a Buzz! Festival 2 Funky Oct 18th 2014 Braunstone Gate

After last years huge and  successful Festival 2Funky featuring a marvelous diverse live music  line up Pamela Moo, Joel Owen & the Antoine Band, New Jazz Coop, Chikka Moyo Mellow Baku, Ten (Tendai Sendah, Marcus Joseph Band, Funk Soul Collective , with local DJs PA’s and Live Band. Dare to Diva will be programming, more local  fantastic live diverse music, for the forthcoming  Festival 2 Funky Sumo Sat Oct 18th Braunstone Gate Leicester – watch this space!

Already there is buzz, due confirmation from Band leader Stan’ the Man’ Samuel via Facebook , that Leicester’s legendary  80’s P- Funk Band  SAQUII, will headline  the Dare to Diva Live Music Stage at Sumo. SAQUII band as featured in the excellent film Spectrum – History of Black Music in Leicester  will no doubt, don their outrageous stage costumes, alongside total funk extraordinariness, that made them a byword for from Leicester  to London, as premier ambassadors of Funk to the delight  of audiences.

The time of year for the Festival has changed from June last year, to October  2014 so as to maximize audiences even more, though audiences last year were really good and very mixed. Music acts and line Ups  plus further details of the Festival overall will follow in due course in the meantime the excitement, the buzz will build and grow…can’t wait!