We’d like to introduce you to our artists for the Diwali Family Fun Day on Saturday!
We’ve lined up a bountiful feast of delightful performances inspired by Eastern culture to share with you all. From DJs to poets, comedians to musicians, we’ve got something to tickle your every fancy.
So without further ado we’d like to announce…
*drum rolling sounds*
Stand up comedian and creator of ‘I’mMigrant!’ Ishi is a sentient being born to tickle, play and sing to the moon. Skipping along on the comedic yellow brick road, dancing through rain, snow, sun and wind, rainbow lover, unicorn rider. She is exploring the theme of migration, belonging and identity. One day she hopes to do a cartwheel and learn to ride a bike. Current art forms:- stand up comedy, dance, theatre, occasionally poetry and paint splashing.
Shruti Chauhan is a British Indian poet and performer based in Leicester. She has won slams internationally in Chicago and Mumbai, and has performed at Royal Albert Hall, Rich Mix, the US Embassy’s American Centre in New Delhi, the Green Mill in Chicago, and at poetry festivals and events across the UK.
Mystical rhythms and mythical chasms melding the shimmering blims of the hang drum with the slumbering strums of the ukulele, speckled with percussive thwacks and lucid language. Mythm, Carise Zangerle Murray and Jenny Hibberd, fused fuzzings in late 2014 and commenced musicalizing ‘pon the stage at the end of 2015. Joined by rhythm, linked by magical thinks, Leicester based duo Mythm hope to bestow trinkets of adventure through their sonic voyages.
Gypsy popper and full on hiphop funkster, specialising in blending & scratching alternative music of all forms together for people to dance and be happy too. Resident DJ at House of Verse, Candydust & Canned heat @ The Basement. Can also be seen regularly DJing at the Cookie and Anerki. Other accolades include being winner of the basement DJ battle, cypher DJ in the Clarence Street Collective and of course being “the DJ” in Dan Nicholas’ comedy show “Posterboy”.
“my light projection uses moving water, oil and colour. Natural forms develop as a circulation mixes the elements. In common with clouds, these shapes are transitory. In common with clouds, this sometimes reminds me . . . of . . . everything”
Hari Trivedi is a local Leicester artist who has been playing since childhood. He is always innovating and experimenting new mediums of expressing music through sound and media. This is the 5th Indian summer festival performance for him. He is currently a senior student of Pritam Singh of Birmingham. He has played around the world and accompanied a variety of artists from Indian classical, devotional, western classical, theatre production and new age fusion. His main focus in teaching tabla is based on clarity, tone and letting the students think creatively.
Neil Donoghue has been playing the Sitar since he brought his first one back from Jaipur in 2001. He started lessons shortly after and has been playing shows in Leicester, Birmingham, Solihull, Coventry, Nottingham and elsewhere in the Midlands over the years.