Home, Heritage & Belonging at Slung Low’s 6th “How To…” Festival

Holbeck is the place to be on Sunday (7 May 2017) as Slung Low deliver their 6th How To…Festival : Home, Heritage & Belonging.

They promise a day of discovering place and people with performances, a guided walk, demonstrations, activities and food from Gayatri Ganapathy, Dr Simon Bradley, Nick Cassenbaum, Rochi Rampal & Daniel Tyler and Manjit’s Kitchen. And because it’s the How To… Festival you can learn new skills in £paywhatyoudecide creative workshops though out the day; learn how to make the entertainment and the food. No experience necessary!

Slung Low’s HUB under the viaduct in Holbeck

At 11.00am Cooking with Manjit
As popular as ever, Manjit’s Kitchen lead a workshop where she demonstrates how to cook delicious vegetarian Indian dishes and curries, and you can then have a go at creating them yourselves – all ingredients and equipment are provided for you.

At 2:00pm Bharatanatyam : Gesture, Dance and Telling The Story
Defined gestures are an effective tool by which to tell a story. Bharatanatyam is an Indian classical dance that originated in the Hindu temples of Tamil Nadu and neighbouring areas. Explore the narrative aspects of this graceful artform as Gayathri Ganapathy leads this dynamic session blending gestural storytelling and movement.

At 3:00pm Our Holbeck – Our Stomping Ground
Covering Old Holbeck, Holbeck Urban Village, and the liminal “Ripe for Development” zone in between, Dr Simon Bradley takes you on a 60 minute guided walk of the immediate neighbourhood uncovering hidden features of our distant past, our treasured memories and our burgeoning present.

At 4:00pm How To….Tell The Story Of Where You Live
Delve into your own stories of place with theatre-maker Nick Cassenbaum. Explore your relationship with where you live through writing your story. Nick will guide you with exercises and you will have a chance to share it with the rest of the group.

At 5:00pm Between The Two (performance)
Asking “Where is Home” and “Where do we belong when the maps are redrawn?” Is a vibrant piece of new writing, music and text taken from letters and diaries from theatremaker Daniel Tyler’s Anglo-Indian family and performs at the HUB as part of a national tour to mark the UK-India Year of Culture

At 6pm Dinner from Manjit’s Kitchen and refreshments from the HUB’s £1 bar (free tea and coffee) and live music in the parlour

At 7:00pm Bubble Schmeisis (performance)
Writer and street performer Nick Cassenbaum invites you into the warmth of the Canning Town Schvitz, East London’s last authentic bath house. Amongst the steam and ritual Nick will take you on a journey to find the place he belongs. Schlaping through summer camps, barber shops and Spurs games. Will he find what he was looking for? Bubble Schmeisis is full of intimate and personal true stories about identity, home and getting schmeised (washed) by old men.

Slung Low’s artistic director Alan Lane said:

“It feels perfect that our 6th How To Festival should have the theme of Home and Belonging. Despite our work all over the country and our epic Flood project in Hull this year as part of UK Year of Culture it is these family friendly festivals at our HUB home that is the heartbeat of our year- the anchor in our programme. Home.“

There is a very limited capacity for all festival activities and performances which must be booked in advance so to reserve places please email boxoffice@slunglow.org with the number of places you wish to book for each event and a contact telephone number.

Slung Low’s HUB is at 67-71 Bath Road, Holbeck, Leeds, LS11 9UA