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.


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  • In My Shoes. Art and the Self since the 1990s

  • An Arts Council Collection Touring Exhibition.
  • Exhibition opening: Friday 6 July
  • Self-portraiture has provided a source of inspiration to artists throughout history, and in recent years many artists have revolutionised and extended the genre by incorporating action, performance, narrative and explorations of identity. This exhibition offers a timely opportunity to consider the legacies of the so-called 'Young British Artists' including Tracey Emin, Sarah Lucas and Gavin Turk, who received international attention for putting themselves in the frame with bold and confrontational works.
  • Book now


Learning and outreach

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  • For Schools: Our new gallery has a fantastic programme of exhibitions that can unlock access to learning and culture in a new and engaging way for Leicester. We offer tailored guided tours for a range of subjects and curriculum themes for each exhibition. Please contact us by email or call 0116 252 2455. Keep in touch and subscribe to our free, termly learning newsletter, to find out about teachers CPD, artist talks, symposia, networking events, arts award support and lots more!.

Gallery lates

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  • Stay after hours for a series of performances, discussions, film screenings and workshops as we delve deeper into the themes of our exhibition.
    Thursday 26 April
    Thursday 14 June
    Thursday 12 July
    Thursday 9 August


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