Night of Festivals Special Edition

festivalNight of Festivals Special Edition provides a rich and spectacular centrepiece to the cultural celebrations for the Rugby World Cup in Leicester.

From 2nd – 11th October 2015  music, theatre, dance, carnival, samba, live art, visual arts installations, moving image, digital arts and participatory workshop activity will bring magic, enjoyment, fun and stimulation to the streets, FanZone and Stadium. Artists and artwork representing the five teams playing in Leicester – Argentina, Canada, Namibia, Romania and Tonga can all be seen and enjoyed in a vibrant programme of celebration offering activity and fun for the whole family. Full programme details available at www.nightoffestivals.com

Now we want you to be part of the fun!

ArtReach wants to recruit committed and enthusiastic participants who are available for rehearsals and performances on the required dates. We need to hear from interested schools (primary and secondary), community groups, youth organisations, uniformed groups and individuals who want to be part of this exciting event.

Stilt Walking


24th-26th August – 3 hours on each day


2nd October   –    3 hours in the evening


3rd October  –    Participants need to be available all day on these dates
Ages: 14 -25

World famous Stelzen-Arts from Germany will be running the workshops as well as providing stilts and costumes. No prior experience is necessary as full tuition will be given.  Tower above the audience and take centre stage!



12th-13th and 26th-27th September  – 2 hour commitment needed on each day


3rd-4th October  –  You would need to be available all day on these dates

Ages: 6 – 80
This is a fantastic opportunity for local children, young people and adults to take part in carnival and street theatre, bringing alive some exceptional carnival costumes (and giant puppets) designed by the internationally renowned companies Mandinga Arts and Kinetika.

No previous performance experience is necessary just enthusiasm and commitment, though ArtReach welcomes those with an existing interest.  The costumes are fantastic and the experience will be memorable!

Come and be part of this one-off event in Leicester and let’s transform our city like never before!

To register your interest or find out more please contact Eve Harding at youngproducers@artreach.biz or on 0116 261 6882.

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ArtReach Consultant Ltd
ArtReach Events Ltd

Leicester Office

LCB Depot
31 Rutland Street
Leicester LE1 1RE
T:0116 261 6882

M: 07875100512
1 Craufurd Rise
Berkshire SL6 7LR
T: 01628 675800





Santander Community Days Project Required

We would like to invite you to register a team volunteering opportunity for Santander staff…

Santander’s Community Days programme enables teams around the business to take part in team volunteering days where they’re based.  These one day events provide the perfect opportunity to help organisations in the local area.

We would like to invite you to register any team volunteering opportunities you may have between now and October 2015 on our Community Days team volunteering database. If you have any suitable projects that you would like to add please Click Here  to complete the application form.  Alternatively you are welcome to call us with any questions or to register your project over the phone, it only takes 5 minutes.

We are currently looking for projects in all areas near our key Head Office locations in Belfast, Bradford, Glasgow, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Sheffield, Newcastle and Teesside but would be interested in projects in other main towns as well. A typical team size is between 6 to 20 people although we do sometimes get enquiries for large teams of about 30 people. Past Community Days have included gardening, painting, conservation, cleaning and sorting and event support (non fundraising).

NB: Please note that if your volunteering project requires materials you will need to purchase these yourself and Santander will reimburse you up to £250.

Santander members of staff can search the database for available opportunities. We cannot guarantee that your project will be chosen but if any of our volunteering teams are interested in taking up your project they will contact you to discuss this in more detail.

Thank you for your help. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Best wishes


Alison Allington

On behalf of Santander Community Days

Tel: 0845 612 3570

For further information about support Santander provides to Community Organisations please visit our website http://www.santander.co.uk/uk/about-santander-uk/csr/communities


County Shooting Competition


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Cardboard Box Boat Regatta

On the 6th June over 70 Explorer Scouts from across Leicestershire took to the water in an unusual way!


The Challenge was to take some normal cardboard boxes and one roll of duct tape to make a boat that could take the weight of one Explorer from the start to the finish at Leicester’s Outdoor Pursuit Centre on the River Soar for over a 60 meter stretch!
All the boats were constructed on site and the teams had 3 awards to challenge for: Speed Demons for the fastest finishing time, Creative Minds for the most creative looking boat and the Titanic award for the most spectacular sinking!
All the team enjoyed the day and even the leaders and network had their chance to show how it was done (or not done in most cases).

Chris Bodycot
Asst County Commissioner (Explorer Scouts)

Click Photo above to see the album





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