Festival2Funky

Festival2Funky 3 day Arts Festival Previous Next #Festival2Funky #acesupported Festival2Funky is supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Official Partners – Radio2Funky, Dare to Diva, HQ Studios, Baby People, Eava FM, Unite the Scene, Drake Music, The Freedom Youth Club, Uncle Teo, Marcus Joseph, Formation, Big Fish Little Fish. Festival2Funky 2021: Nu Beginnings This […]
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Voices for Mental Health

Voices For Mental Health SEE BELOW TO WATCH THE LIVE STREAM Radio2Funky & Adhar Project Presents “VOICES” Voices for Mental Health On Friday 14th May we live-streamed our Voices for Mental Health Event, in collaboration with Adhar Project. We had an amazing turnout with 612 people locked in to watch the stream live. This event- […]
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The Lockdown Sessions

The Lockdown Sessions The lockdown sessions was a new project that we ran to help young people explore their feelings/ views on the pandemic, through self-expression in either music or poetry, and discussion.  Young people attended virtual workshop sessions to support them and received recording sessions so they could record their self-reflections of lockdown, in […]
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2Funky Comedy

2Funky Comedy 2Funky Arts first ventured into the world of UK comedy in 2009, with an event as part of Leicester Comedy Festival at The Peepul Centre. Since then, we have promoted numerous events, bringing comedians of Black, Asian and Ethnic Minorities to the fore, spreading hilarity along the way. HIGHLIGHTS A staging of the […]
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Belgrave Positive Lives

Belgrave Positive Lives ‘Our aim is to unite the diverse young people of Belgrave through positive dialogue, community engagement and practical activities’. Our Belgrave Positive Lives youth project has helped to support 38 young people, over a mixture of group and 1-2-1 sessions, including online sessions, over the peak of lockdown. Due to our partnership […]
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The Lyric Lounge

The Lyric Lounge The power of words The Lyric Lounge From 25th –31st July 2009, The Y Theatre was transformed into a unique performance space celebrating the power of live literature – as part of the cultural programme for the Special Olympics. Around 1300 people attended the Lyric Lounge festival, which featured workshops, performances, debate, […]
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Base

Base Project Base helped over 100 young people! Benefits of the programme for young people included working towards an Arts Award, CV guidance, boosting self-confidence, improving creative and technical skills, and performing as part of showcases, at venues such as the Curve and New Walk Museum. Base In 2012, 2Funky Arts completed a two-year creative […]
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Words Without Weapons

Words Without Weapons Exploring relevant issues with art Words without weapons This project allowed young people to explore sensitive themes in a supportive atmosphere. It was supported by The Home Office Communities Against Guns, Gangs and Knives Fund. Words Without Weapons From 2012-13, young people from Leicester took part in workshops at the Curve Theatre, with […]
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Midlands and Leicester’s Best Dance Crew

Midlands and Leicester’s Best Dance Crew dance development 2Funky Arts has a proud history of developing and showcasing break and street dance. 2Funky Arts’ “Leicester’s Best” and “Midlands’ Best” Dance Crew events spanned from 2012 to 2016. Running at top venues such as Athena, De Montfort Hall and the Curve, these events saw crews with […]
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Spectrum

Spectrum Project Leicester’s Black music heritage Vocalist Bizzi Dixon, who reached the semi-final in BBC1’s The Voice in 2014, was also featured. The documentary was launched at Phoenix Square in November 2013. The project saw volunteers trained in heritage research and oral history techniques. Volunteers and local music fans played a vital role in the […]
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