'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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Putting together a bid for a
world class youth arts venue
in Highfields. Takes time &
dedication. Here we are putting
together some SMART outcomes
for the application.
20th Jul 2008, 22:58   | tags:,comments (4)


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Working with a group of young people to put a bid to
Myplace a new government programme to create world
class youth facilities. Big shout out to Prakash, Puja
Durgha, Chantal (sorry about da pic but your t-shirt
was just too funky) Jem and Mohammed who came in late.
4th Jul 2008, 14:43   comments (0)

Feeling this...

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This was originally emailed to me by a mate and I have now found out that this was from taken from stateside Farmlabs public art show "Garden of Brokenness" last year. Not sure where the quote is from but it is seriously heavy.
3rd Jul 2008, 14:38   comments (6)

Lajee Centre UK Arts & Culture Tour 3

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Found this pic. Big respect
2nd Jul 2008, 16:33   comments (2)

Lajee Centre UK Arts & Culture Tour 1

Last week we hosted a group of young Palestinian
young people from the Lajee Centre in Bethlehem.
Many of them live in the Aida Refugee camp in that

On the first night the group did a presentation on life
in the camp & their lives under Israeli occupation
and performed a 'Dabka' dance to members of the
public. Over the years Dabka has become a tool of
Palestinian resistance. They stayed with host families
in Leicester and the following day they did a schools
performance, had an activity session in the sports hall
and met with the Active Youth group from Highfields
later on.

We are now planning to take a group to the camp
next year on a residential experience.

More details about the Lajee Centre here

Photos by Pravin Patel (Arey vell dun young man!)
2nd Jul 2008, 14:32   comments (1)

Lajee Centre UK Arts & Culture Tour 2

2nd Jul 2008, 14:32   comments (0)

AVAPAC Open Day Highfields Centre May 17th 08 Part 2

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Duppy Conquerors did an amazing set and big
respect to the guys on the night. Shame there
weren't more people later to enjoy the vibe.
19th May 2008, 13:44   | tags:,comments (0)

AVAPAC Open Day Highfields Centre May 17th 08 Part 1

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Poetry/Creative writing workshop with Lennox
Carty produced some top stuff and we are lookin'
forward to Lennox being our writer in residence
towards the end of the year. Shahid Ahmed, the
actor did a brilliant Q & A session.

Bottom pic is local young people gettin'
recognition for their involvement in a film
Project (stills to come later and link to
their blog)
19th May 2008, 13:43   | tags:,comments (0)