Free events

Family workshops

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  • Family Workshops

  • Free Saturday Workshops, 1 – 3pm
  • 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.


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  • Free Family Extravaganza

  • Saturday 29 September, 11am – 2pm
  • Free and open to everyone
  • Join our musical family celebrations as we create new sounds and rhythms with Leicester’s sound artist Mellow Baku, in response to our vibrant exhibition by Yinka Shonibare. Take a tour of our galleries, get creative and spend quality time together. Also responding to fabric from Yinka’s studio.
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  • Diwali Family Extravaganza

  • Saturday 10 November, 11am – 2pm
  • Free and open to everyone
  • Celebrate the Festival of Light with us! We’ll learn traditional dance moves, create festive artworks and share together as a family in our annual sell-out event. Book your place early to avoid disappointment.
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  • Cinema at Attenborough: Christmas Special

  • presented by Cinema-Para Discount
  • Sunday 16 December, 5pm
  • Free, family friendly!
  • We're back with our Christmas cinema special filled with merry interactive surprises just for you! Sit back and watch your favourite Christmas blockbuster (to be announced). Waiting in the wings are Leicester's most creative performance artists ready to turn this 2D film into a 4D experience to remember. Fake snow, throwing socks, flashing lights, big sounds and sing-alongs await us as we all watch together. Festive fancy dress is highly encouraged or why not climb into your comfy PJs and slippers ready for bedtime. We may even offer you a glass of milk and cookies!
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  • Fafunia’s Snowy Stories by Enter Edem

  • Saturday 22 December, 11am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3pm
  • Free, a Christmas treat from us! Suitable for all ages
  • Enter a snowy, sensory world as we explore and play in Fafunia! In this special winter wonderland we’ll meet Mr Imaginator and his frosty friends. We’ll sing, dance and be merry in a magical land of snowflakes and stars in this unique interactive puppetry and storytelling experience.
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