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Bringing the Seaside to Students: Summertime 22

A huge red bucket with the AAC logo on it and a blue spade inside sit in the foreground, while in the background people play Ball in a Bucket.

Yesterday we took over Centenary Square on University of Leicester campus to bring students Summertime 22: Attenborough Arts Centre Takeover! Complete with free ice-cream, fun fair games with prize, creative crafts and more – we turned the square into our own mini beach vacation.

An all-day event to celebrate the end of the academic year, our takeover brought the fun and light-heartedness of the British Seaside to Leicester as, to no surprise, we do not get to experience the sea much often in the city.

Three students play hook-a-duck together.

From 11am to 8pm we engaged eager students to bring them unforgettable events and showcase all the centre has to offer. This includes a Pottery Throwdown where you could have a go on a pottery wheel but you had to be quick in order to win £50, a Sam Metz interactive sculpture, Life-Drawing, Fun Fair Games such as Hook-a-Duck and Balls in a Bucket, and an evening film screening of Paddington created by our Attenborough Advocates in response to our ‘In Which Language Do We Dream’ exhibition. It was an incredible day that brought in over 300 students and sold out film screening.

Rubber ducks float in a pool of water.

We can’t wait for future student’s events such as our upcoming Gallery Lates for next exhibition Bruce McLean Black Garden Paintings, and a special thanks to our Attenborough Advocates for creating the film event. Explore some of the pictures below to see our Seaside Takeover – just watch out for the seagulls!

Students relax on deck chairs and take part in the creative crafts.

Hands turning clay on a wheel.

A student building a sculpture designed by Sam Metz.

Two people posing in front of our peep-through board being photographed by an Afghan Camera.


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