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Get Creative This Summer with Attenborough Arts Centre’s New Programme

Incredible performances and new exhibitions by such artists as Tony Heaton OBE lead our new Summer programme which invites you to get creative.

Throughout the season, we are bringing a range of incredible shows, including three featured performances with BSL interpretation by Zoo Co presents Bossy, Rinkoo Barpaga presents Made in India Britain, and BLINK Dance Theatre presents Elvis Died of Burgers. With majority of the shows on the ‘Pay What You Can’ pricing scale, we stays committed to ensuring access to the arts for all during times of financial stresses.

The live performance programme also features Limbik Theatre’s All the Water in the World a WhatsApp based performance that uses calls, messaging and audio to create a show anywhere, Prototype Theater’s Dead Cats, a socially engaged exploration of power, democracy, protest and control on 28 April, and Sanskruti Dance’s Apple and Spice which introduces children to Indian storytelling, dance and shadow puppetry.

In our galleries, which are free for everyone to visit, British sculptor and disability rights activist Tony Heaton presents altered, exhibiting intelligent and thought-provoking work about his lived experience as a disabled person from 22 March – 25 June. You can join us for the exhibition launch at 5pm on the 23 March for free. To learn more and book for space, click here.

Meanwhile Christopher Samuel will present The Archive of An Unseen, which tells the story of the artist’s childhood, growing up as a black, disabled, working class child from a single parent household through photographs, medical documents, videos, and archival items from 5 May – 16 July.

July brings around the collaborative exhibition with the University of Leicester and photographer Alice Mann for Covid Change Makers: Going the Extra Mile. This photographic exhibition celebrates staff and students at the University who went the extra mile to help others during the pandemic, from 14 July – 3 September.

We are also bringing back another round of our popular Gallery Lates, a late-night takeover of curated live performances and crafts in response to their exhibitions on 12 May, and the Craft & Arts Fair returns 20 May to bring together craft makers and lovers from across Leicester to support local talent.

Attenborough Arts Centre also runs extensive Learning programmes for people of all ages, from free Wildcard Wednesday sessions for students to free Family Gallery Workshops on Saturdays, plus a variety of Creative Courses for people to hone their creative skills.

With such a range of events on offer, there is sure to be something for everyone this summer! Visit our What’s On to explore by clicking here.

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