'A People's art is the genesis of their freedom': AVAPAC @ Highfields

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We have arrived...

After many years of dogged work and severe testing of patience the new Audio Visual & Performing Arts Centre at the Highfields Centre Leicester is in the process of opening.

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Hearts and Minds 2

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More scenes from the play

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Our audience on the night

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Luqman Ali, the director & Priya lead the discussion after the play

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A happy couple after the play
27th Mar 2009, 18:30   comments (0)

Hearts and Minds 1

On Friday 13th March, Khayaal Theatre the country's only Muslim theatre company came to the Highfields Centre to perform their play 'Hearts & minds' which looks at a young Pakistani's man trying to find his way through life. Over 100 people came to watch and it was an interesting play. More details here: http://www.khayaal.co.uk/

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Introduction to the play

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Swaybah is trying to read my writing (thank you for your help on the night)

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Audience coming in

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Scenes from the play
27th Mar 2009, 18:29   comments (0)

October Half term 2008 project

19th Nov 2008, 18:27   comments (0)

October Half term project

19th Nov 2008, 18:20   comments (0)

Celebration of Diversity & Unity in the Community 2

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Me doing my best Morrisey impersonation without the daffodils.

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Fashion show

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Ayesha belting out a tune

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Cha Cha Slide

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Mohammed Ali Vs Amir Khan

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Even the Joker turned up to da Cha Cha Slide

1st Sep 2008, 14:42   comments (2)

Celebration of Diversity & Unity in the Community 1

Every year in August the centre organises a Celebration of Diversity & Unity in the Community event which celebrates young people's achievements and also tries to bring our communities together

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Big crowd turns up to watch friends and family pick up trophies and awards.

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Nottingham based poet Kwaku Emmanuel

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Next gen youth coming through...

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Not sure who let this lot in! Respect to Active Youth Crew here

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Great man himself Priya telling stories that people need to listen to.

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Our two comperes for the night, Puja & Zeba and and a certain C.Ronaldo is in the audience!
1st Sep 2008, 14:36   comments (0)

Raise your Game 1

Our first Summer Arts programme in the building has been a success. A big thank you to Erika, Joel, Andy, Jaydev and Piers for running the activities over the four weeks. Special thanks to the Active Youth crew Puja and Jem and co.

20th Aug 2008, 17:24   comments (0)

Raise your Game 2

Our Arts Summer Programme 2008

Big shout to young people who were involved in our first arts project at the Centre:

Shakeela Admani
Channile Carter
Narayan Ramji
Shanneal Weston
Arbaz Faquirbhai
Ahmedmiya Faquirbhai
Tanya Nyatanga
Yusuf Agloria
Yasin Yaqub
Munashe Chapwanya
Mariam Khadeghat
Mahenoor Khadeghat
Haleemah Khan
Amina Khan
Caric James
Firmley Barthley
Dario Barthley
Sanawaz Faquirbhai
Ashad Ibraimo
Sharifa Sarang
Sara Mohammed
Adam Mohammed
Lucia Kalu
Prakash Wagehla
Ayesha Khan
Ashad Ibraimo
Puja Ramji (vol)
Jem Wagehla (vol)
Rasul Ali (vol)
Durga Ramji (vol)

20th Aug 2008, 17:14   comments (0)
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