Serendipity Newsletter
Issue 16
June 2016
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LDIF16 was a great success and we are thrilled to have been able to feature such talented artists, hard working volunteers, and enthusiastic participants and audience members - thank you to all! So here's a quick recap on the festival, and also a sneak peak at the projects we have coming up!
Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2016 was a great success, 10 days filled with thought provoking dialogues, networking and innovative dance.  This year's festival was curated around Black women in dance and showcased strength, beauty and courage as Black women took centre stage throughout LDIF.
For the full festival line up read Pawlet's blog post!

Thanks to our festival photographers for all the beautiful photos!
Image Credits Clockwise: Urban Bush Women, Catherine Dénécy, Protocol Dance Company and Adesola Akinleye, all  by Matt Cawrey, UBW Workshop Participants by Olga Galona.
Small Charity Week
New week is small charity week, and as a small charity we will be taking part in a number of events to help raise the profile of the work we do and fund raise. All next week we will be encouraging our supporters to sign up to Give As You Live, an initiative which raises free donations whilst you shop online. We'll also be encouraging you to get on twitter and instagram and tell us why you love the work we do using the hashtag #Ilovesmallcharities and the handle @SCWeek2016. 

Lost Legends: Project Researcher

Serendipity are looking to recruit a researcher to work on a new project celebrating 30 years of Black History Month in Leicester, supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund and Leicester City Council. The project Lost Legends, 30 years of BHM in Leicester, aims to celebrate and record the achievements and contributions of Leicester’s African and African Caribbean community to the cultural heritage of Leicester over the last three decades, cumulating in an exhibition, website and digital directory of past contributors and their contribution to BHM. 
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BHM2016: Call Out for Events!

Serendipity is co-ordinating Leicester’s Black History Month in October 2016. If you are planning an event for Black History Month this year and would like it to be included in the official Black History Month Leicester brochure, we would like to hear from you!
The 2016 theme highlights policy, practice and social justice, recognising the life and work of South African Social Rights activist Desmond Tutu on the occasion of his 85th Birthday and also marking 40 years since the seminal publication The Arts the Britain Ignores by Naseem Kahn.
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A Man Called Dad

A Man Called Dad is a short creative documentary exploring and celebrating fatherhood in the Black community, directed by Cherish Oteka, who developed the film as part of BHM Live 2015. A Man Called Dad will premiere on London Live (Sky 117, Freeview 8) this Father's Day - June 19th at 11:30am and will also be shown on the Community Channel (Sky 539) at 9pm.
Please tune in and share your thoughts on social media using #AManCalledDad
Good Luck Jessica!
Jessica Walker, Serendipity Blogger and Emerging Artist has just been accepted at Trinty Laban to study for a Dance Performance MA. We wish her the best of luck in her studies and her career!
Photo: Matt Cawrey
Blurring Boundaries
Our new publication Blurring Boundaries: Urban Street Meets Contemporary Dance has now been officially launched.
Get your copy here!
Photo: Richard Calmes
Black Women in Dance Book
We are working on compiling of the papers from the conference. Watch this space for more news!

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