Events and Workshops

Free Family workshops

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    Saturdays during our exhibitions

    1pm - 3pm

  • Every Saturday during our exhibitions we host free themed activities for the whole family to get involved with. Our friendly workshop leaders will guide you through a creative and hands-on afternoon of fun tailored for all ages – so bring the whole family down.

Launch Nights and Events

  • Acceptable in the 80s Attenborough Arts

    Acceptable in the 80's: Vintage Kilo Sale

    Thursday 17 October

    10am - 5pm

  • Fancy adding some vintage pieces to your wardrobe without breaking the bank? Drop in to Attenborough Arts Centre and pick up clothes and accessories for just £15 per kilo.
  • Acceptable in the 80's: Film and Quiz Night

  • Sunday 20 October

  • 3pm - 8pm

  • Catch some classic 80s films on the big screen followed by an 80’s movie themed quiz.

    Entry is free but booking is encouraged.


  • Acceptable in the 80's: UV Yoga Rave

  • Tuesday 22 October

  • 6:45pm - 9pm

  • Ever wanted to Downward Dog to Snoop Dogg? Our Yoga Rave combines a live DJ with meditation and yoga. Festival garb / '80s outfits are welcome but optional!

    Water, UV body paint, lights, glowsticks and mats are provided.

    All ages and levels of yoga welcome and no experience is necessary.


  • Acceptable in the 80's: Prom Night Silent Disco

  • Wednesday 23 October

  • 8pm - 10:30pm

  • Entry is free but booking is advised.
  • Throw on some 80’s fancy dress and join us for a prom night themed silent disco. Expect to be transported back to the ‘80s with Kylie, George Michael, Culture Club and more…

    Sargy Mann Exhibition Attenborough Arts

    Exhibition Launch

    Sargy Mann: Let it be known that the painter was there

    Friday 8 November

    5:30pm - 8pm

    Join us for our free exhibition opening, and enjoy the first glass of something cool on us, to celebrate the opening of Sargy Mann: Let it be felt that the painter was there.

    Sargy Mann (29 May 1937 – 5 April 2015) was a British figurative painter. He was known as a colourist and his work was driven by a desire to capture a sense of light and space.

     Although deeply influenced by Cezanne and Bonnard his paintings were remarkably original. This exhibition, which has been developed working closely with the artist’s estate, is the largest public showing of Mann’s work to date. It includes work from the very different periods of his practise which spans more than four decades. The exhibition includes an extensive collection of paintings and drawings, alongside never before shown archival material, photographs and audio recordings.

     Sargy Mann was a painting student at Camberwell Art School (now Camberwell College of Arts) where he later became a teacher. Mann exhibited regularly in group shows in the 1970’s and by the end of his career he had had over twenty solo exhibitions. Notable recent shows include Euan Uglow / Sargy Mann (the Usher Collection, Lincoln, 2016-17) and Sargy Mann, Late Paintings curated by Chantal Joffe (Royal Drawing School, London 2019).

    This is a free event but booking is recommended. Free parking available in the Maurice Shock Building car park next door on Lancaster Road. All welcome!

    Book now


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