Dance and art exhibitions coming up at Spalding centre

11 million reasons to dance exhibition.
11 million reasons to dance exhibition.
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All the latest at South Holland Centre in Spalding.

Anyone who hasn’t seen the 11 Million Reasons to Dance Exhibition has until 3pm on Tuesday, February 21 to catch it at the South Holland Centre before it moves on.

This life affirming photography exhibition is currently touring the UK and overseas with Sean Goldthorpe’s commissioned images of iconic dances moments from film – all reimagined by deaf, sight impaired and disabled dancers.

The exhibition is part of a wider project which culminates in a dance performance at the South Holland Centre on Wednesday at 7pm. The performance will feature disabled and non-disabled artists from professional and community dance groups and includes ‘Crossing Borders’, an exhilarating headline piece by acclaimed Stop Gap Dance Company.

Then, next week we look forward to an exhibition on screen, when art lovers can wallow in a world of Monet. From award-winning director Phil Grabsky comes a fresh new look at arguably the world’s favourite artist – through his own words. Using letters and other private writings I, Claude Monet reveals new insight into the man who not only painted the picture that gave birth to Impressionism but who was perhaps the most influential and successful painter of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Behind his sun-dazzled canvases, Monet suffered from feelings of depression, loneliness, even suicide. Then, as his art developed and his love of gardening led to the glories of his garden at Giverney in France, his letters reveal his humour, insight and love of life. Shot on location in Paris, London, Normandy and Venice, I, Claude Monet is at the centre on Wednesday, March 1 at 2pm and is a cinematic immersion into some of the most loved and iconic scenes in Western art.

Last but not least, there is the chance to see a wide variety of artwork created by people in the East Midlands at the 17th South Holland Open Arts Exhibition, taking place in the centre’s top floor Function Hall from Thursday to Thursday, March 2-9. Call us on 01775 764777 or visit our website for specific opening times.