Dewey – Research and Development

Balbir Singh Dance Company will be in residence at the HLF Hub, researching their new work Dewey, which explores the world of libraries through dance. The Dewey Decimal System is a way of organising the books in a library based on the division of all knowledge into 10 groups.

Libraries are a treasure trove of stories. BSDC wants to hear your stories about libraries so drop into the Hub to say hello and join in the conversation.

You can see how a dance work is created in open rehearsal sessions each day. There will be a daily sharing of work created between 3.30pm and 4pm.

Balbir Singh Dance Company (BSDC) makes exciting and original dance theatre, blending contemporary western dance and classical Indian Kathak. Founded in 1998 and based in Leeds, the company regularly works with the best artists and musicians and, under the artistic leadership of Balbir Singh, stands at the forefront of intercultural dance practice in the UK.

Location:Festival Hub, The Piazza, Princess Alexandra Walk HD1 2RS

Free (no booking required). However, you can make a donation to the festival if you wish

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Afternoon Rhyme Time with Rappaman

Join us for an exciting reciting and singing afternoon of rhymes and musical interaction with interactive storytelling. With our local and international children’s author and performance poet Donavan Christopher, aka Rappaman.

Donavan Christopher is a celebrated Huddersfield-based performance peace poet and author. His fourth children’s book Read Aloud Proudly is packed with rhythmical reading delights, a 12-poem reading challenge, performance poems and word play. The book is focused on promoting and encouraging the joy and value of reading as an essential key skill for life.

A social educator and peace poet, a thought provoker, a lyrical charmer, a word energiser and a people enlightener, his aim is to fight inequality to make things equal through his philosophy of R.A.P., which simply stands for Respect All People.

About Donavan Christopher

Donavan Christopher first made a name for himself as Dee Bo General, a Sound System Operator/DJ on Armagideon Sound, promoting conscious roots reggae music. He launched his first Rappaman children’s book in 2008 and since then has worked in schools all over the world, delivering workshops and performing poetry for all age groups around social values, culture, and respect of self and other people.

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Free (no booking required), however you are able to make a donation to the festival if you wish

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Age guidance: age 2+ (Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)

For access information, contact the venue on: 01484 414868