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Be inspired and take part Staff and student guide February – July 2017

SEE ART / MAKE ART


Welcome to Attenborough Arts Centre! We are your local arts centre offering a variety of high quality theatre, comedy, dance and music performances, courses, workshops, contemporary art exhibitions and exciting children and family projects. With a wide range of opportunities to be entertained, learn new skills, be inspired, meet new friends and get involved. Everyone is welcome! Pop in and speak to our friendly staff about what’s on

or visit our website. BOX O F FICE : 0116 252 2455 E M AIL : arts-centre@le.ac.uk W EB: www.attenborougharts.com T E XT R E LAY SERVICE : 18001 0116 252 2455

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What’s on

Your alternative stressbuster!

February Leicester Comedy Festival Wednesday 8 – Sunday 26 February Enjoy a packed schedule of stand-up, kid’s shows and theatre comedy from a mixed bill of comedy acts as part of Leicester Comedy Festival!

March In Good Company Departure Lounge Checkin Festival Friday 24 and Saturday 25 March, 11am – 11pm, Pay What You Think A two-day festival for artists and audiences, including workshops, scratch performances and immersive happenings.

Soundbites

Image: Brennan Reece: Everglow as part of the Leicester Comedy Festival

See our What’s On guide or website www.attenborougharts.com for a full line-up of performances in theatre, comedy, dance, music and spoken word between February – July.

FREE lunchtime concerts every Tuesday from 12.45 – 1.45pm

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Learn new skills and make new friends!

Creative Learning Develop new creative skills with our wide range of courses and workshops from just ÂŁ4. We offer a variety of courses throughout the year including Guitar for beginners, Silver jewellery making, Life drawing and Latin American dance.

HUGE SAVINGS FOR CITY LIVING STUDENTS City-Living residents are eligible to 50% off the concession rate for most of our Creative Learning courses and workshops, including those living at Nixon Court, Opal Court, Mary Gee Houses, Freemen’s Common and Oxford Court.

Contact the box office on 0116 252 2455 to find out more and book your place! 4


FREE Art Exhibitions Opening Hours 10am – 5pm Monday to Saturday 12pm – 4pm Sunday

Ridiculous 30 January – 5 February A group exhibition confronting the ridiculous standards of accepted body image prescribed by popular magazine culture.

IM AGE : Ridiculous, Trout Pout

Night in the Museum: Ryan Gander Curates the Arts Council Collection Preview evening on Friday 24 February, 5.30pm – 7.30pm. FREE, Booking advised. A major new touring exhibition to include over 30 works by artists Roger Hiorns, Henry Moore, Angela Bulloch, Wolfgang Tillmans and a new commission by British artist Ryan Gander. Exhibition continues until Sunday 21 May.

IM AGE : Night in the Museum

FREE gallery tours, talks and events – see website for details. 5


For all the family Family workshops Every Saturday, 1pm – 3pm (during exhibitions only), check our website for details. FREE, book in advance or sign up on the day. Explore themes, materials and ideas from the exhibition with our friendly learning team and expert artists.

The Spark Arts for Children Festival Monday 22 – 29 May The Spark Festival presents the very best theatre, dance, music, visual arts and digital media events for young people aged 0 – 13 years. Get your hands on our brand new Art Explorers guide for children and families coming soon!

Mini Fridge Presents Check out Kids comedy as part of the Mini Fridge at this year’s Leicester comedy Festival! See page 9 of our What’s on guide for details.

Look out for our brand new Art Explorers guide for families coming soon!

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Enjoy a cuppa and browse our shop ATTENBOROUGH CAFÉ The perfect place to meet with friends, open daily. Enjoy our high quality coffees and teas from St. Martins Coffee, as well as a range of hot and cold drinks. We also offer a range of hot and cold food.

Opening Hours 9.30am – 8pm* (later during performances and classes) * please note these times may be subject to change

SHOP Our new shop, open daily showcases the best of local and British craft, art and design. There is something for every occasion to suit all budgets, including ceramics, glass, jewellery, prints, cards and more!

A FREE drink from the Attenborough Café when you join our mailing list. To claim your drink and receive a voucher email arts-marketing@le.ac.uk. T’s & C’s apply, subject to availability. Offer available to UoL staff and students with an le.ac.uk email only. 7


How to find us

C A R PA R K I N G :

Four blue badge spaces at Attenborough.

We are only 10 minutes walk from the railway station, and 15 minutes walk from the City Centre.

A F TE R 6 P M A N D W E E K E N D S :

Free at the Medical Sciences Building next door.

B U SE S:

W E E K DAYS :

47, 47a, 48, 48a, 80 / 80a

Pay and display on Lancaster Road and in Victoria Park (De Montfort Hall, entrance on Granville Road).

Railway Station (10 min walk to Attenborough)

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New Walk Museum & Gallery

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5 MINUTES BY BIKE

REGENT ROAD

Regent College

LANCASTER ROAD

UNIVE RSITY ROAD

WATER LOO WAY (A594)

PRINCESS ROAD EAST

Fire Station

Victoria Park

15 MINUTE WALK

De Montfort Hall

War Memorial Free Parking evenings & Weekends (Medical Sciences Building)

AT T E N B O R O U G H A RT S C E N T R E

University of Leicester Lancaster Road Leicester LE1 7HA /attenborougharts

BOX O F F I C E : 0116 252 2455 E M A I L : arts-centre@le.ac.uk W E B: www.attenborougharts.com T E XT R E LAY SE RV I C E : 18001 0116 252 2455

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Be inspired and take part- UoL staff and student guide