How to Cabaret @ Slunglow!

 

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Join Slung Low at the HUB in Holbeck Leeds for a day packed full of music, artistry and family fun, discovering the varied and wonderful world of Cabaret with affordable pay what you decide workshops, food and performances for all at How To… Cabaret! on Sunday May 20th.

There’s loads of exciting workshops to join in with: the ever lovely Manjit’s Kitchen is back to teach one of her favourite recipes followed by both a Greentop circus and ukulele workshop. There are opportunities to discover how to ‘Mansform’ with Andro & Eve’s Drag King workshop or to create an EXTRA-ordinary sculpture with Nat from Uncanny Theatre and Kat from Odd Doll. 

At 5pm Jonny Best will be showing Different From The Others whilst accompanying the silent movie with an original improvised score on the piano. After a break for tea with delicious food served by Manjit’s Kitchen we round off the day with Falling In Love Again, a lively cabaret from Jacqui Wicks and Jonny Best with songs from the Weimar era. It’s going to be a great day for all of the family to enjoy! 

More details can be found below or on our website: 

https://www.slunglow.org/event/how-to-cabaret/?instance_id=537

At 11am – Cooking With Manjit
Back by popular demand, Manjit’s Kitchen leads a cooking workshop where Manjit will talk you through the stages of preparing delicious Indian dishes and curries as you have a go at creating them yourself. All ingredients and equipment are provided for you.

At 1.45 – 3pm Ukulele Workshop with Jacqui Wicks
Ukulele: Zero to Hero

The ukulele has been a popular instrument on the world cabaret stage since the 1920s. Come along and learn how to play simple chords, strum some songs and get enthused about this universally loved, little instrument.

No experience is necessary, this workshops is for absolute beginners aged 10 and above. Ukuleles provided.

Jacqui Wicks is a singer of songs and maker of noises. She plays ukulele as one half of ‘Gudrun’s Sisters’ and as part of the Schwa music collective. She teaches ukulele at Ropery Hall in Barton and has led many ukulele ensembles. Come and catch the ukulele bug.

At 2 – 3.30pm Drag Kings: Let’s Mansform! 
Join Andro and Eve, creators of South Yorkshire’s biggest drag king cabaret The Kingdom Come as they show you how to traverse the world of drag kings. Explore the current UK drag king scene, learn how to ‘mansform’ and create your own drag king character. This workshop is aimed at those who are 16+ due to some adult content but younger teenagers are welcome with the consent of their grown up.

At 2 – 4pm: Greentop Circus Drop In Workshop
Greentop Circus is the north of England’s leading circus centre. Join them for this drop in workshop where you will gain skills in using a range of hand held equipment such as diabolo, plate spinning and juggling, as well as having a go at riding a unicycle and trying your hand at other balancing equipment. Great fun for the entire family, both little kids and big kids alike!

At 3 – 4.15pm: EXTRAordinary sculptures: A beautiful mess
Join Nat from Uncanny theatre and Kat from Odd Doll puppetry for a playful workshop, making fabulous sculptures from a load of old rubbish. Together we’ll transform the ordinary. Be prepared to get stuck in as a family, be a little bit silly and think outside the box…it’s the most fun place to be!

At 5pm: Jonny Best presents Different From the Others
As part of Yorkshire Silent’s Film Festival, Jonny Best will be showing ‘Different from the Others’ whilst accompanying the silent movie with an original improvised score on the piano. ‘Different From the Others’ or ‘Anders als die Andern’ is a film about two male musicians who fall in love, but blackmail and scandal makes the affair take a tragic turn. The 1919 film was one of the first gay-themed films, burned by the Nazis and then stitched back together using sections recovered from archives across the world.

Yorkshire Silent Film Festival takes place each May in cinemas, theatres, arts centers, music and community centres around Yorkshire. The festival aims to celebrate and foster the art of silent film with live music accompaniment and to increase the opportunities for audiences in Yorkshire and the North to explore the art form.

We’ll break for tea at 6pm
Enjoy food from Manjit’s Kitchen and refreshments from the HUB’s £1 bar with free tea and coffee.

At 7pm: Falling In Love Again
A cabaret performance by Jonny Best and Jacqui Wicks

Where art song meets jazz and musical theatre you will find Cabaret.

Join Jacqui and Jonny for this performance of songs they love as they turn the HUB into a hotbed of decadent entertainment to round off How To… Cabaret.

Falling in Love Again will delight with songs from the Weimar Cabaret era, a smattering of Gershwin, Berlin, Cole Porter, Kurt Weill and a dash of Tom Waits.

‘Mellifluous Vocals, lovely and timeless’ Yorkshire Evening Post

‘She’s got the voice and the presence to make you sit up and take notice’. NetRhythms

‘Jacqui is a joy – a wonderfully talented and inspiring live performer’ Andrew Edwards, BBC Radio

Jonny Best is a musician, festival director and academic. He’s the director of Yorkshire Silent Film Festival and performs widely as a silent film pianist. Jonny teaches and researches in University of Huddersfield’s music department.

Jacqui Wicks is a singer of songs and maker of noises. She goes wherever her musical curiosity and her heart lead. She is currently one half of ‘Gudrun’s Sisters’ and one third of the music collective ‘Schwa’.