From: SHIVANOVA_at_aol_dot_com
Sent: 12 May 2010 12:24
Subject: Re: re; Equator 2010 events in Ashford and Maidstone
Dear Mailing List Members

We are delighted to announce the long awaited line up for Equator’s spring and summer 2010 programme below.  Leaflets are on our website.

Carmen Souza

Friday 28th May 2010 7:30pm Hazlitt Arts Centre, Earl Street, Maidstone, ME14 1PL

Adults £9 Concessions, Students £7 and Children under 16 yrs £3

Tickets available from Hazlitt Arts Centre 01622 758 611

EQUATOR welcomes the return of Carmen Souza to Kent with the release of her new Album Protegid (Protected) blending traditional African rhythms with contemporary Jazz and Afro-Latin styles. Carmen’s powerful and moving vocals make an unforgettable performance not to be missed!

Indian and Bollywood Dance Night (with Indian buffet dinner option)

Friday 18th June 2010 8pm Norton Knatchbull School, Hythe Road, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8AL

Adults £8, Concessions and Students £6, Children under 16, £3

Indian buffet dinner - £8 and £4 for children under 12 yrs

Tickets available online or from Ashford Tourist Information Centre

18 The Churchyard, Ashford, Kent, TN23 1QG 01233 629 165, tourism_at_ashford_dot_gov_dot_uk;


EQUATOR presents a celebration of Indian and Bollywood dance with ShivaNova’s dancers performing classical and contemporary pieces. Experience the show, join the celebrations on the dance floor, learn bollywood moves and enjoy an Indian meal.

EQUATOR 2010 Choir Competition - deadline for entries Friday May 28th

Friday 2nd July 2010 7pm

Kent Music, Astley House, Hastings Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 7SG

Adults £6 Children £4

Tickets from ShivaNova 07763 721 628 or;

After the success of 2009 Equator returns with the 2010 Equator Choir Competition presenting the talents of Kent's youth and community Choirs.  For entry details and further information on how to take part please email us on admin_at_shivanova_dot_co_dot_uk

Ceilidh Barn Dance with Catsfield Steamers and Fish and Chip (or Veg) Dinner option

Friday 9th July 2010 8pm Norton Knatchball School, Hythe Road, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8AL

Adults £9 Concessions and Students £7 Children £4

Fish and Chips or Veg option ( £6), children under 12 years £2

Tickets available from Ashford Tourist Information Centre

18 The Churchyard, Ashford, Kent, TN23 1QG 01233 629 165 or;

Equator invites you to swing and jig at our first Ceilidh Barn Dance. With this energetic folk tradition of group dancing we will be celebrating the enjoyment of dance with a live Ceilidh Band the Catfield Steamers and Caller to teach you the moves. No previous experience needed. The evening will also include traditional Fish and Chips from a local chippy.

Friday June 11th - Equator/ShivaNova  will be taking part in the Folkestone Multicultural Festival with an Indian dance/Bollywood performance with one of ShivaNova's star dancers and school children and adults at 2pm. 

Music classes - we will be offering music classes for children in Indian, African and Latin drumming, singing  and music and in other areas of world music as well. Please email us if you would like your child to join.   

Cookery Courses – We will be starting Indian food cookery courses as well as Thai food cookery courses. This will usually be on weekends and are generally 2- weekly courses where you will learn about the spices used and how to prepare some appetising and popular dishes. There will also be the chance to sample some of these dishes. Please email us back if you are interested as we have a limit to the number of people in the course.

Dance classes – We will also be offering Dance classes in Bollywood, Salsa, Tango, and African dance. These will be either on Friday evenings or on Saturdays. There will also be classes for children run separately.

Ashford Youth Theatre do a fantastic job provide all the lighting at EQUATOR events and have their own event coming up in May. 

Ashford Youth Theatre presents “Tis Pity She’s a Whore by John Ford

13th, 14th and 15th of May at 7.30 pm 1 Dover Place, Ashford

Tickets £7.50 at the Door

Hope you can join us for some of these events and look forward to seeing you soon. Please email us at admin_at_shivanova_dot_co_dot_uk for bookings and further info.

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from the team at ShivaNova/Equator;,  
Equator has had support from KCC, Ashford Borough Council,  Hazlitt Theatre, Kent Music, and Maidstone Borough Council.