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Try something wonderful in new town arts project

SOMETHING Wonderful is coming to Sleaford later this and organisers want you to be part of it.

Liverpool-based artists Raisin and Willow have been creating an exciting project that explores our sense of place, the meaning of home and how we find the wonderful in the everyday.

As part of their residency in Sleaford they have devised three extraordinary experiences for all to enjoy as well as take part.

Sleaford based White and Sentence Piano specialists are hosting the amazing ‘Piano Circus’ event on Wednesday October 24 within their showroom situated on Eastgate.

Jonathan Raisin, who has composed a specially arranged new piece, says: “We are looking for local pianists to join us, all ages and abilities are welcome and everyone will have a chance to play. And it’s also an opportunity to perform your favourite party piece (Grade 1 or a Chopin prelude; a jazz tune or some Boogie Woogie blues) to a friendly musical audience on one of the amazing reconditioned grand pianos in White and Sentence.”

Explore the idea of Something Wonderful at the Pecha Kucha event taking place on Thursday October 25 at The National Centre for Craft and Design. Pecha Kucha is an informal and fun gathering where people get together and share their ideas, works, thoughts, holiday snap - just about anything. Present your passion, share your prized collection, or simply show photos of a visit or holiday in the 20x20 format (20 slides, 20 seconds talk on each).

At the heart of these events will be The Penny Readings on Friday October 26 at 7.30pm, a collection of small stories written and conceived by Raisin and Willow and woven from things found in the street, words from shopping lists, from overheard conversations all telling a brand new and slightly unexpected Lincolnshire story.

The Penny Readings will conclude with a performance by the Sleaford Ukulele Orchestra and a chance to speak first hand with Jonathan Raisin and Elizabeth Willow. The NCCD are encouraging people to wear Something Wonderful – perhaps a frilly petticoat no-one else can see, a spotted waistcoat, a fabulous pair of gloves, a wonderful hat or coat. It’s your choice.

If you would like to take part in the Piano Circus and the Pecha Kucha contact learning@nationalcraftanddesign.org.uk or telephone 01529 308712. Entry to these events is free. The Penny Readings cost £6 and £5 concessions and everyone is welcome.

 

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