This year the tutti frutti club is coming to Harehills, Leeds. Local children from Harehils School will have the opportunity to attend this weekly creative club and experience a variety of different art forms after school.
Thanks to funding from Leeds Inspired and George A Moore Foundation, we will be running weekly creative sessions at Harehills School and Shine in Harehills for free for local children. The weekly workshops will explore a variety of theatre related art forms and are designed specifically for primary age children. Participants will explore design, drama, storytelling, music, movement and puppetry. A group of talented artists will be delivering a variety of workshops across the programme bringing innovative, age appropriate activities that are truly inspiring and creative.
The aim of the club is to develop self-expression, self-esteem, future aspirations, discover team working through the arts and uncover participants creative abilities.
To get in contact about the Tutti Frutti Club please email email@example.com.
Music DirectorChristella Litras is a songwriter, musicians, composer, vocal arranger, record produce, creative support officer (Leeds Playhouse) and founding member of Caution Collective. Christella has a strong interest in World music, is heavily interested in Caribbean music and is known for her collaborations and tours with World Musicians, such as Ella Andall and Motown legends, such as Martha Reeves. She assisted in the production of Rob Green’s album Blue which was 3rd in the ITunes RnB Charts. Recently she was comissioned to compose the musical score for Windrush: Movement of the People by Phoenix Dance Theatre, which celebrated the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the SS Empire Windrush and the Caribbean residents that traveled to the UK. A protégée of Geraldine Connor she is heavily involved in the Geraldine Connor foundation contributing to many successful projects.
After graduating from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Danse de Lyon (France), Sandrine pursued her studies in Germany as part of the European programme D.A.N.C.E and graduated from Palucca Hochschule Dresden with a Masters Degree.
As professional dancer, she worked with varied choreographers and performed for renowned companies (Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz, Phoenix Dance Theatre) around Europe and the UK.
In parallel of her performing career, she has developed her own choreographic work, creating works on companies, youth groups and music video as well as teaching classes and workshops. She is now based in Leeds, working as a freelance dance artist and choreographer.