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Celebrating International Women’s Day at Attenborough Late

Thank you to all that came and celebrated International Women’s Day during our sold-out Attenborough Late!

An after-hours live art experience, our Late brought together music, dance, performances, workshops, visual arts and more by featuring and collaborating with some of the best local talent around. The event was free entry with food and drink available to kick-start the weekend with over 300 of you.

This edition featured comedian Juliette Burton as our host for the evening, a Edinburgh Fringe Festival performer and winner of numerous awards throughout her career, with incredible performances from Symoné, a Guinness World Record holding alternative circus and performance artist, ID Dance CO., a dance company who performed their response to our Traces exhibition, and Hannah Kumari, a writer, director and former actor from Rugby who is the Fans for Diversity Campaign Manager at the Football Supporters’ Association.

The event was opened by rising vocalist Sohini Kaur and pianist Tabitha Walker, followed by a performance by Meera Shakiba who has been developing a project that explores Indian classical dance from a non-visual perspective titled ‘Attuning’.

The evening was DJ’d by Safiya Lord, the president of the University of Leicester society WE CREATE that serves as a catalyst for creatives to connect and collaborate. They call all creative individuals and support them through dynamic workshops, events, and projects. WE CREATE also be hosted a creative takeover in Studio 1 alongside Rosie Johnson and Dee Barnes who will be holding free workshops to create beautiful abstract art by combining empowering words and patterns, and to sculpt your very own inspirational female figure in clay.

An incredible evening to experience a range of art, celebrate women and come together as a community. We look forward to our next Attenborough Late in the coming months – stay tuned!

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