8.30 – 9.30pm
The whole site around BBC Radio Leicester will be illuminated with lanterns. A specially commissioned piece of music/spoken word will be combined with a large scale film projection, pyrotechnics from Pyrox, dance and giant puppets. A magnificent end to a fantastic day.
Supported by the
Artistic Director/Film Producer – AMANDA LEANDRO
Amanda has utilised skills acquired from being an art director in the film and television industry to conceptualise, project manage and art direct this performance piece. Her vision is to bring together a variety of high quality arts based media to create a multi-faceted experience that promises to dazzle and captivate its audience, through celebrating the vibrancy of a cosmopolitan society.
Music Director/Lead Composer – RICHARD EVERITT
Co-composers: Miranda Booth,John Berkavitch & Carole Leeming
Pyrotechnics by PYROX
Lanterns & Puppets by SAME SKY
Dancers from DANCE SELECT AGENCY
John Berkavitch (Spoken Word)
John Berkavitch is one of the most respected voices in the UK spoken-word scene. Former UK Slam Poetry Champion, Internationally acclaimed Theatre-maker and Storyteller, Youth Theatre Director at Curve Theatre Leicester and Co-Curator and host of Out-Spoken Live London’s premier Spoken-Word and Music night.
Carol Leeming (Vocalist)
Photo: Rob Gurney
A strong voice artistic presence, Apples & Snakes, Authentic Diva Music Week Magazine, UK’s finest vocal talent, musically promiscuous” Mix Mag Magazine. Power grace, passion downright funky the real ting, Gary Crosby OBE Jazz Jamaica
Carol Leeming FRSA internationally acclaimed artist, polymath, singer, composer musician (keyboards & percussion) director, playwright, poet, performer, actor and filmmaker.
Richard Everitt (Baritone Saxophone)
Richard Everitt plays baritone sax and piano in local jazz bands. He arranges and composes for his own projects Mulligan Stew, the Not So Big Band, and in connection with his educational activities. He runs the popular Jazz Performance Course at Attenborough Arts and is a tutor at CL Jazz summer schools.
Mike Sole (Piano)
Mike Sole is a multi instrumental musician from Leicester, well known for his creative and adept improvisions at the piano and pipe organ. Mike enjoys a varied life of performance styles, spanning Classical music, Jazz, Funk, Soul and Ska. Mike regularly performs with The Illusive Quartet and Status Trio
Will Todd (Bass)
I’m on an ongoing mission to connect with people through the music I play! I love to fuse musical styles and mix things up! Funk, Jazz, Hip-hop and Afrobeat music are some personal favourites! I’m also known for playing saxophone in local band ‘By The Rivers’
Marcus Joseph (Saxophone)
Marcus Joseph was classically trained on the clarinet from age seven, taking his ABRSM grades up to Grade 8 in school. He has played in various Leicestershire Arts county bands and orchestras. He has also been a participant of the leading music development organisation, Tomorrow’s Warriors.
A brief stint in a hip-hop group as a DJ and MC resulted in airplay on BBC Radio 1Xtra, but after attending a jazz workshop in London, Marcus was inspired to pick up the saxophone full-time. He went on to study at Leeds College of Music, then Middlesex University to take a BA in Jazz Music. This was followed with a year at the University of New Orleans.
Malcolm D’Sa (Drums)
Malcolm D’Sa has been a part of the Leicester music scene for over 20 years. He is currently the drummer for Out Of Karma and GU-RU, and is a former member of El Pussycat Ska, with whom he has played backing for the late, great Alton Ellis.
Hari Trivedi (Tabla)
Hari Trivedi is a local Leicester artist who has been playing since childhood. He is always innovating and experimenting new mediums of expressing music through sound and media. He has been taught tabla by the Lt Gurmit Singh Virdee, Maharshi Raval in Ahmedabad and currently a senior student of Pritam Singh of Birmingham. He has played around the world and accompanied a variety of artists from Indian classical, devotional, western classical, theatre production and new age fusion. His main focus in teaching tabla is based on clarity, tone and letting the students think creatively.
website: tablaschool.co.uk and drumandbrass.co.uk
Miranda Booth (Harp)
Miranda Booth began her harp career with classical training and has been performing solo, in orchestras and ensembles for 16 years. Miranda has collaborated with many musicians over the years playing alternative, folk and jazz. She also composes her own songs and uses her music in her art practice.
Julie Maxwell (Trumpet)
Amongst my (many) passions are creative music-making and music as a medium for exploring culture and expression. I enjoy the process of making music inspired by non-verbal group dynamics. I play cornet/trumpet and facilitate music-making in various settings, drawing on careers in the applied arts, linguistics and education.