Leicester’s Highcross Shopping Center is hosting an event this weekend which will give visitors the chance to enjoy free activities and exclusive event offers.
Bandstand Live takes place on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th July and promises to be packed with workshops, performances and activities celebrating the best of Leicester.
The event will feature a number of acts from across town, including the Beauty and the Beast children’s puppet show. There will also be a variety of beauty, arts and crafts and poetry workshops with award-winning poet and comedian Rob Gee.
In addition, if you download the Highcross PLUS app, you will be able to access exclusive event offers, including a free L’Occitane hand cream, a free ice cream with any purchase at Hôtel Chocolat and a free gift with any purchase. over £ 200 in store at BOSS.
Here are all the events and activities that will take place this weekend:
Saturday July 17th
10:30 am: Beauty and the Beast puppet show for children This crazy musical edition of the classic tale will feature wild antics, hilarious props and silly songs. Expect high energy and bags of character.
12 p.m .: Family Origami Practice mindfulness by creating family-friendly origami with multitalented mental health advocate and mindfulness creator, The Creator Educator.
1:30 p.m .: Modern Calligraphy Create a wreath design and learn how to use brush pen calligraphy to write a message in a traditional calligraphic style.
3 p.m .: DIY Beauty Create your own all-natural lip and body scrub in this bespoke DIY beauty workshop hosted by The Creator Educator.
4:30 p.m .: Art workshop with Laura Parker Illustrations Laura Parker Illustrations, known for leading workshops creating beautiful nature-inspired collages, will help adults connect with their artistic side in this collage and drawing workshop.
6 p.m .: Flower Crown Workshop Learn how to make a flower wreath in this unique workshop led by local florist tutor Beauty and The Rose.
Sunday July 18
12:05 p.m .: Street Art Workshop Children and young people can learn the basics of lettering and street art style shapes in this creative workshop hosted by 2Funky Arts of Leicester.
1:25 p.m .: Family Comedy Hosted by the Leicester Comedy Festival, award-winning poet and comedian Rob Gee will guide audiences in creating a collaborative on-site poem on the theme of ‘things we love in Leicester’.
2:45 p.m .: Sound art craft workshop Learn how to make your own e-textile pom pom instruments in this fun workshop led by local artist and De Montfort speaker, Sam Topley.
4:05 p.m .: Summer Crown Workshop Be smart by making a summer wreath with local florist tutor Beauty and The Rose.