Mainstream Partnership: ‘Creating with Diversity’ Launch; Friday March 2nd, Peepul Centre, Leicester


‘‘Big creative and really exciting developments for the 21st century are taking place between partners in the mainstream and culturally diverse arts sector’’

So says the Carol Leeming Manager of Mainstream Partnership — a new membership organisation funded by the Arts Council England.

Mainstream Partnership will play a key role in training and professional development of black and minority ethnic arts practitioners, groups organisations in the East Midlands. After a transitional phase based at the LCB Depot, in the Cultural Quarter — the organisation will be formally launched. Special highlights of the event features performances from exciting regional artists. With the sublime music of Ling Peng from (Nottingham) alongside Sure Shot of Random Ramblings duo (Leicester) a dynamic live literature performer. The event takes place at the prestigious Peepul Centre in Leicester Friday March 2nd 2007.

Mainstream Partnership has generated keen interest since it began as small project several years ago. Among the invitees will be the ‘movers and shakers’ of the East Midlands. Mainstream Partnerships’ list of achievements to date — include its ability to bring partners together to create new opportunities and resources for the benefit of their client members/stakeholders.

This event will support and celebrate the vibrant range of culturally diverse arts practitioners groups and organisations in the East Midlands, Including Caribbean Carnivals and Asian Melas — in addition to venues programmers and curators and a variety of arts organisations from across the region. There will be representatives of some of the new major capital developments e.g. Performing Arts Centre Leicester and the New Art Exchange in Nottingham. With funding organisations and higher education organisations all keen to be there.

Further items of interest include an exclusive preview of the new Mainstream Partnership corporate image and branding, with the unveiling of the new Website. There will be plenty to see and learn about Mainstream Partnership as well as exhibition stands, stalls and displays reflecting the culturally diverse arts communities of the region.

For further information please contact:
Carol Leeming
Tel: 0116 2533450

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