Imaginative Neighbourhoods - Belgrave
Our artists in residence at Belgrave Library and Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre are Manya Benenson and Parmjit Sagoo.
"As drama artists, story-makers and yoga teachers, it's very exciting to be sharing the role of artist in residence and working so closely with the Belgrave community. We have both always loved visiting the Golden Mile, for food, clothes, music, celebrations and exciting atmosphere. There is always something interesting happening here! Over the coming months we will bring some new arts projects to add to this vibrancy. We'll be working with babies, children, young people and adults, using drama, movement and story-making to bring together different members of the community to connect, collaborate and be creative."
Current activities in the Belgrave Neighbourhood:
Peas and Pods
Storytelling, pretend and sensory play sessions for children aged 2-5 years and parents / carers. At Belgrave Children Young People and Families Centre and Belgrave Library.
Mondays 10am - 11.30am starting 24 October.
Spaces are limited. Booking essential at Belgrave Children's Centre 0116 291 4604
Little Owl Storytelling, Yoga and Drama
Come and join little owl as he encounters new adventures! And enjoy some Yoga inspired movement and role play. Suitable for all. No Booking Needed.
Woodbridge Children's Young People and Family Centre Mondays 2.20-3.00pm during term time.
Belgrave Youth Theatre
These sessions are open to 8-12 year olds and focus on bringing stories to life through drama and movement. An active and energetic session, helping children build confidence, communication and teamwork skills.
Every Wednesday from 4-5.30pm, at Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre.
School Day- Thursdays
Manya will be running a series of bespoke themed creative writing sessions and imaginative storytelling sessions in the Library for schools in the area. Suitable for 6 - 11years. (Years 2-6)
If you are interested in a class coming too please email Manya@thesparkarts.co.uk
Family Creative Khichori
A fusion of yoga, storytelling and singing for the whole family. All ages are welcome to this fun and relaxing session with Parmjit. Sessions take place on Fridays, from 4.15-5pm at Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre.
Holi Hai Half Term Workshops
During a series of free workshops in February half term, the story and traditions of Holi were explored through storytelling, theatre, art and dance. Participants have been given the opportunity to be a part of the Holi Hai Festival and will use what they have created and learnt in the workshops by joining the procession and performance on March 12.
Celebrate the Story of Holi with making, music, dancing and storytelling.
Sunday 12 March, 1-4pm Belgrave Library and Cossington Park, Belgrave
Come and bring the story of Holi alive and take part in a range of colourful and exciting activities.
- Face painting
- Art and making activities
- Dhol drumming
The event will conclude with a procession and a performance from local community and school groups.
Activities will be taking place in the Library and on the park area right next to it.
There is something for everyone and it's all free!
Contact Manya or Parmjit
Or drop in and see us at the library or Neighbourhood Centre
call: 0116 299 5500