Louise Gibbons is a Dance Artist based in the North West. She has taught dance in a variety of educational and community settings since graduating from a dance degree in 2010. Louise got her first taste of Afro-Brazilian Dance in 2013 and has since taken 3 study trips to Brazil to gain more knowledge & experience.
With a background in contemporary dance, Louise is also a skilled performer in a range of diverse settings including a children's hospital and carnivals / parades across the UK & internationally. In early 2020, she created her first solo work which was an interactive dance-theatre show, touring care homes with invited primary school audiences.
Delightful Squalor is a way of life and a passionate music project joining the seasoned talents of songwriters and performers, Cera Impala and Lake Montgomery, two American gals playing roots, blues, gospel, jazz, folk, indie, honied harmony, pure love.
Guitar, 5 string Banjo and ukulele in hand, they craft songs that feel timeless, songs to help sooth your day dreams along a road of country blues, gospel, folk and old-time jazz.
Gripped as we are by current forces of nature, George Adams & LPM Dance Theatre present ORACLE, a show that embraces the celestial dance of unpredictability. Set to a backdrop of fresh club beats, the immersive kinetic experience brings to life the stories of the Tarot, reminding us of our inherent wisdom, strength and ability to ride storms... if we listen to the winds around us.
"Live music, electronic dance... a performance of the highest quality"
- Morecambe Fringe Festival
"I defy anyone to leave without a smile on their face"
- More Music
Dance Syndrome is a multi-award winning inclusive dance charity based in Lancashire with a special focus on including everyone, regardless of ability.
The company provides weekly inclusive dance workshops for people with and without disabilities, as well as leadership training in line with a unique co-delivery model – people with and without disabilities work together to offer high quality provision.
Howard Haigh plays solo Spanish Guitar PLUS Rumbas! Tangos! Salsa! Flamenco! Beatles! Howard has been delighting and entertaining audiences for three decades. Not only is he a hugely accomplished and virtuosic player of the Spanish Guitar, mixing Flamenco and Classical styles, but an acclaimed composer, taking music from around the world to create a vibrant, exhilarating and thoroughly enjoyable musical experience. He's a great communicator and presents his music with charm, humour, and fascinating nuggets of musical and personal history (how he came to dance on German TV with Gloria Gaynor/What the dog did on Blue Peter to suggest just a few).
“Brilliant” BBC Radio 4 .
Join YouTube sensation Granny Griggly as she recalls and reminiscences with hats through the ages. Each hat has a story - it could be about history, fashion, personalities, social history, the material it's made from, a personal story or even more. Granny Griggly shares a selection of her hats and their stories.
A show that's suitable for all ages and genders.
Ellen started dancing when she was just 3 and grew up in a very small Lancashire village. Her early beginnings in dance meant she was introduced to a variety of styles before going into full-time training at The Northern School of Contemporary dance, Leeds. She went on to work with Ludus Dance Company, where she toured the UK. Ellen began to pursue her own choreographic career in 2013 and then set up TurnAround Dance Theatre alongside her sisters which create's mesmerising aerial circus and dance performances for families.
In 2019 Ellen worked with LPM with their show "Oracle" and is delighted to be working with them once again.
Preston People's Choir is 10 years old this year!
It's a friendly, inclusive choir for anyone and everyone who wants to enjoy singing in a group, from experienced singers to those who have never sung before.
They don't audition and there is no need to read music. They sing in harmony, songs old and new. They sing for fun, for our community and for well-being.
The iconic "Bush Rush" dance sees a Kate Bush flash mob performing the "Wuthering Heights" dance routine. Bring something red and join in- a dance you can pick-up in 10 minutes!
A highly energetic and passionate duo, Helen Gould and Ellen Turner, will bring their innovative piece inspired by 1930’s Appalachian flatfoot dance, traditional English clog and tap dance. The mix of these 3 genres creates a new contemporary cocktail, of “feel good” dance.
Preston Youth Dance Company was initially founded in 2012 to offer young dancers in Preston the chance to develop their skills and open doors to future career opportunities in the dance sector.
PYDC are a performance company aged 11 – 19 years, consisting of talented dancers from across Preston and the surrounding areas. Dancers create high-quality choreographic work in a collaborative way, injecting their own unique personalities, styles and experiences to make genuine and relatable performance work for their audiences. Our approach enables the Company to be a voice for Youth and the Arts in our area, empowering them to tell their story!
George brings his skills as performer and workshop facilitator to the festival. Not only will George be dancing in Oracle, the final festival performance on both days, but will be stilt walking and facilitating workshops.
Helen is excited to be performing once again with George and Ellen as part of Let's Move, as stiltwalker, clog dancer and workshop facilitator.
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