POSTPONED TO 2022 Carol Leeming Joins Dr Lisa Palmer Stephen Lawrence Research Centre DMU & Sandra Cross one of the Queens of Lovers Rock



Enchanter Poetry Music Video Launch


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Exclusive Arts Launch Event With Artist Carol Leeming FRSA of Dare to Diva

This month, Sunday September 25th 2016, Leicester’s international acclaimed multi-artist artist, and recognised polymath, working in literature performing arts & digital media, Carol Leeming of Dare to Diva, along with a digital creative making waves, in the local creative scene, Rob Gurney of Digital of Mechanic, have teamed up to present Enchanter a brief poetry music video, the launch being later this month, on the big screen at Phoenix Cinema Leicester.

Event Host and Chair for the Q & A session will be Funmi Adewole. Funmi is a published poet, has worked independently in the Arts for over two decades. She also has a performance, media and education background and has worked as a co-ordinator and project manager on various arts and education initiatives. She holds an M.A in Postcolonial Studies and is a professional graduate certificate in Education. Funmi is completing a historical and theoretical thesis focusing, on theatrical dance by black choreographers in Britain between the years of 1985 and 2005.

Performing live at the event are local musicians Marcus Joseph on Saxophone and Carise Zangerle Murray on Hang Drum (part of Mythm duo with Jenny HibWord House of Verse). Carol, will also be making a very important a special exclusive surprise announcement are this rare exclusive event…so not to be missed!!!

Carol Leeming is famous for music making worldwide, for enthralling vocal and poetry performances, This event therefore is rare opportunity, to find out more about this intriguing artist, and her chosen creative partner Rob Gurney, as to how this video was made, and be the very first to watch, this specially produced poetry video by Carol Leeming and much more….

For this long awaited Dare to Diva event, typically, the audience will also be treated, to some of Leicester’s finest entrancing live musicians, after the screening, there will be Q & A with Carol and Rob afterwards. All in all a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon in Leicester…

For further information or interviews, photo etc.

Contact: Carol Leeming


 Carol Leeming

Rob Gurney

Funmi Adewole

Carise Zangerle Murray

Marcus Joseph




Proud Recipient of Leicester Writers Club New Siobhan Logan Award for Crafting Writing for Listeners


Leicester Writers Club Annual Awards Dinner

Leicester Writers Club Annual Awards Dinner

Leicester Writers Club held their Annual Awards Dinner, which is a celebration of the activities of the Club and its members. The Club has a long and impressive history of over 50 years, supporting writers in their writing, often leading to successful careers. The regular weekly Members meetings I have attended, whereby the sharing and critiquing of each others writing, is done in a most professional, friendly and constructive atmosphere.   I therefore attended the Annual Award Dinner event for the very first time, as a relatively new member to further acquaint myself with the Club and its members. We enjoyed a delicious meal, followed by a wonderful narrative introduction by our Chair Lindsay Waller-Wilkinson to the evenings activities: with guest Speaker Author Jean Chapman and later the annual announcement and giving of awards, to celebrate the achievements of nominated members.

A number of awards were given by Lindsay with assistance from the Vice Chair, recognising Members work for: fiction, non fiction and poetry etc, each recipient  was given a warm round of applause. I listened attentively, as Siobhan Logan (herself a LWC Award 2014 winner for Poetry and a long standing member of the Club) announced a new award for the club, that she had put forward, for the crafting of writing for listeners.  As Siobhan read out a list of successes in 2014, of the Club members nominated for this new award. My interest really piqued to hear of the many achievements, of members nominated in this category. I was genuinely shocked then delighted, with tears pricking the corners of my eyes, as I heard my own name announced, as the recipient of this beautiful award (an exquisitely handcrafted Native American Flute) for the Affective Digital Histories Creative Writing Commission, a choreopoem I wrote in 2014  titled: Love the life you live…Live the life you love ! I feel very proud and happy to receive this accolade from my esteemed peers. It has given me a great boost, to continue with my writing and I look forward with relish, to the coming year, for the Members meetings plus other literary events of Leicester Writing Club .

You can read my new choreopoem here as its published online:

Leicester Writers Club