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The Venus Papers Show and Exhibition Preview – Leicester



A year on from the launch of ‘The Venus Papers’ (Burning Eye Books) and its accompanying exhibition, you are cordially invited to Attenborough Arts Centre for this, the Leicester date of The Venus Papers Stage Show and Exhibition UK Tour.

Saturday 4 February, 7pm – 9.30pm (show: 1 hour)
£6 / £4 / £12 for party of 4. For 16+ years

Venue: 0116 252 2455 Or Book online…

A theatrical poetry show of arrivals, departures, landscapes and journeys. What if Venus, the Roman Goddess of love and beauty, washed up on a beach at this moment in time?

Experience tales of 21st century women – every-woman, immigrant, outsider – at a time of social, cultural and political turmoil and change. Written and performed by Lydia Towsey, with live music by David Dhonau and Ola Szmidt.

The evening will include the opportunity to explore a new linked exhibition of Scott Bridgwood’s figurative paintings in Gallery 3 over drinks, Blue Nun and nibbles.

Reacting to Venus Papers poems rather then working as illustrations of them, the exhibition presents a body of work both original and challenging. Exploring the concept of beauty; identity, agency, truth and post-truth, the exhibition looks at the body; dynamic, constructed, electric.

Written and performed by Lydia Towsey.
Direction by Rachel Mars and Nick Field.
Music by Dave Dhonau and Ola Szmidt.
Paintings: Scott Bridgwood.
Design: Kate Unwin.
Curation: Melanie Abrahams.
Choreography: Louise Katerega.
Photography: Ambrose Musiyiwa/CivicLeicester.
Production: renaissance one.
Funded by Arts Council England.

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