The View from Here

Aakash Odedra Company is working with Leicester Belgrave Mela who lead a consortium with Leicester Neighbourhoods & Library service and Leicester Print Workshop to devise a pilot community-led creative activity for older people. An ambitious programme of visual arts, dance, storytelling and reminiscence activities for adults over 60 in South Asian communities. Cultural themes of cuisine, music, film and photography will inform stories leading to a zine, a celebration event and a poster series that is to be exhibited in the view of how the world has changed significantly in their lifetime. Art is about the human story – this project promotes this and enables our communities to gain back their independence, giving them confidence in front of others.

Over 65s Classes

The View From Here is a series of classes for the over 60s. Take part in this fun and friendly opportunity to feel energized and get active with Shiamak Midlands. Every Tuesday, Dhrumil Soni will bring Shiamak’s original style of Bollywood dance to Leicester. Meet new people and make new friends in a safe and relaxed environment.

  • Class dates: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 March & 7 April
  • Class times: 10.45am - 12pm
  • Price: £2 per class
  • Venue: Rushey Mead Recreation Centre, Gleneagles Avenue, Leicester, LE4 7YJ

For more information call 0116 266 641 or email

In partnership with Leicester Belgrave Mela, Leicester Print Workshop, Leicester City Council