Leicester’s Curve theatre may be awarded a National Lottery grant of 70,800 on the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to celebrate the city’s cultural history.
Taking place during Curve’s tenth birthday this year, the work, Fashioning a City, will engage people from ten identified neighbourhoods in Leicester within the ambitious programme of heritage research and exploration. As a consequence of National Lottery players, over 300 participants of any age and abilities might be active in the process, sharing lesser-known stories from your city in a very few district performances and online exhibitions.
Speaking in regards to the project, Curve’s Chief Executive Chris Staffordand Artistic Director Nikolai Foster said:?”We are incredibly grateful on the Heritage Lottery Fund for supporting might know about know is a remarkable project for the communities of Leicester.
“Fashioning a City is inspired through the unique cultural heritage of our city, its beautiful diversity and contribution into the clothing and footwear industries. This funding allows us to operate directly with neighbourhoods and communities that do not currently build relationships with Curve, inspiring the crooks to collaborate with a number of professional heritage and theatre practitioners to express their stories.”
Opened in 2008, Curve is amongst the UK’s leading producing theatres. Not too long ago, it received critical acclaim for its productions of Scrooge the Musical, George’s Marvellous Medicine, Sunset Boulevard, Pink Sari Revolution and its community manufacture of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which saw over 70 local actors perform on its main stage.
Jonathan Platt, Head of HLF East Midlands, said:”We’re happy to support Curve theatre to celebrate its tenth anniversary and explore the lesser-known stories of Leicester’s rich history. Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, this project will engage new audiences in mastering and spreading the word regarding city’s heritage.”
As element of its tenth birthday parties, Curve holds numerous special events including Curve Live!, a free of charge public concert featuring performances from special guest stars and friends of Curve, its most ambitious Community and Curve Young Company musical yet, Joseph Stein’s Fiddler for the Roof along with its Christmas manufacturing of Irving Berlin’s festive classic, White Christmas.