Last opportunity to get tickets for 'Confessions of a Cockney Temple Dancer'
It's your final opportunity to purchase tickets for Shane Shambhu's performance of 'Confessions of a Cockney Temple Dancer' on Friday (23rd November, The Peel Centre, 7:30pm). This warm and approachable one-man show is the true story of Shane, an East End lad (named after a Hollywood Western character), through him learning to dance – keeping it secret from his mates – and on to his final triumph, dancing professionally in a way that feels right for him rather than wearing ‘a colourful costume and ankle bells’. So far, so Billy Elliot. But Shane’s story is also about how he felt he was growing up ‘a foreigner’ even though he was born in Britain. This show is both his story and a way of acknowledging that this style of dance (the South Asian style of Bharatanatyam) may be ‘foreign’ to many audiences, and by making this connection with us he presents both in a thoughtful and entertaining way.
£8 for under-16s, £12.50 for adults.
'Painted Fabrics' with Hillary Widdowson
Hillary Widdowson will join us this Thursday (22nd November, 7:30pm) to give a fascinating lecture about the story of thousands of soldiers who lost their limbs during WW1 and the company who employed them to create beautiful handcrafted materials that were then sold around the world. This event coincides with our WW1 exhibition.
Tickets £4 (£2 for Friends), or just turn up on the night!