Venus Papers poster

Attenborough Arts Centre
Lancaster Road
Leicester LE1 7HA

6.00 - 8.30pm

£10 /£6 concession - Interval refreshments, including wine and soft drinks provided inclusive of entrance.

What if Venus the Roman Goddess of Love and Beauty washed up on a beach in the 21st century? Life model and writer/performer, Lydia Towsey brings this Guardian featured, and wonderfully reviewed show back to Leicester for it's very last local showing - and penultimate national date.  Read more about this in a feature in the Guardian in August as their lead header in G2 section or click here

Painting by Scott Bridgwood


Featuring paintings by LSA member and artist, Scott Bridgwood as part of its gorgeous set, the show explores the relationship between the artist and their model, as well as range of prescient issues, from body image and the male asylum and immigration.

With live onstage music and vocals by Dave Dhonau and Ola Szmidt. Co-directed by Rachel Mars and Nick Field.

With guest artists, Jenny 'Hibword', Cynthia Rodriguez, Shruti Chauhan and Mellow Baku, and a post show panel with Ambrose Musiyiwa/Civic Leicester; Lydia Towsey; curator, Melanie Abrahams and guests.

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.

Arts Council England

Supported by: Arts Council England, Attenborough Arts Centre, Burning Eye Books, Renaissance One, Writing East Midlands

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