Events and Workshops


  • laura swanson
  • Attenborough Forum

  • In conversation with Laura Swanson and Tony Heaton
    Thursday 23 November 2017. 6pm - 7pm
  • Gallery
  • Artists Laura Swanson and Tony Heaton discuss the themes of the work in her exhibition, the creative ways artists and activists are revitalizing identity politics, and the ongoing cultural and societal shifts towards diversity in America and the UK.
  • Tony Heaton is a British sculptor, disability rights activist and Board Member of Attenborough Arts, who was awarded an OBE in 2013 for services to the arts and the disability arts movement.
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  • man looking at the work of Laura Swanson
  • Attenborough Forum

  • Guided Tour with Lizzie Thynne
  • Friday 24 November 2017
    12.30pm. 45 minutes
  • Join curators, artists and tutors for a deeper insight into the exhibition and the ideas behind it.
  • 12.30pm – 1.15pm, FREE booking advised.
  • Join film director, producer and lecturer Lizzie Thynne for a tour of our current Hayward Touring exhibition ‘Beneath this Mask’, which features the work of gender-defying photographer Claude Cahun (1894-1954). Thynne directed and produced the film Playing a Part, showing continuously in Gallery 2 for the duration of the exhibition, which explores the life and work of the artist, who is considered to be one of the greatest, yet almost forgotten, 20th century photographers.
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Family workshops

  • family workshops
  • Family Workshops

  • Every Saturday during the exhibition, 1pm - 3pm, FREE
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Free, drop-in activities in the galleries. Explore themes, materials and ideas from the exhibition with our friendly learning team. No experience needed.


  • School tours
  • Learning and outreach

  • 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!.

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