One year on…

It’s been one year since we first closed our doors to the public as part of the COVID-19 pandemic. When we closed we originally thought we would be back in the building in a few months at maximum, with ‘back to work’ to-do lists left on our desks detailing the summer programme, events we had planned and even a few ‘see you soon’ cards.

Now, a full year later, we are in a position to review what we’ve been up to and what we have coming up. Although our doors have been closed, the whole team across every department of the Attenborough Arts Centre have been incredibly busy. From our education team moving to working online, supporting schools across the county with art packs and resources, the visual arts team creating a digital exhibition for Tim Neath’s Cowboy’s Invaded, our creative courses moving seamlessly to Teams and Zoom, and the performance programme creating our streamed Unexpected Tales and Comedy Festival commissions.

We’ve been supporting artists across the region and country, through commissions, rehearsal space and developing their works in progress.

But above all, we’ve been working hard to prepare the Attenborough Arts Centre for our eventual reopening, by revamping our Gallery Three, a continuation of the Unexpected Tales programme, the launch of Little Inventors, and other projects on the horizons that we can’t yet tell you about (hint: they’re great).

We’ll be back and will see you again soon

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