Embrace Arts says ‘Tell us your memories of Richard Attenborough’

Posted by er134 at Oct 16, 2013 05:30 PM |
Drop in on 31 October and share memories of Richard Attenborough in Leicester

Issued by Embrace Arts on 16 October 2013

Embrace Arts, the University of Leicester’s arts centre, is inviting people to drop in on 31 October and share their memories of Richard Attenborough in Leicester.

The centre, which is one of only two purpose-built spaces in the East Midlands for the promotion of arts and disability, was championed by Lord Attenborough, and following celebrations for his 90th Birthday, it is now looking to gather feedback on how Lord Attenborough influenced the lives of people in the city.

Co-director Louisa Milburn commented: “Whether it was being inspired to be a film-maker or taking a creative learning course at Embrace Arts that fostered your creative career, we want to hear about it! Lord Attenborough has supported Leicester in so many ways”.

To share your memory, visit Embrace Arts between 12.30 – 6.30pm on Thursday 31 October. Team members will be on-hand to write down your special memory and a selection of people will be invited to record their feedback on film at a later date.

Josie Goodwin, part of the team who will be welcoming people on 31 October added: “There will be plenty of tea and biscuits and lots of staff, all looking forward to hearing how Richard Attenborough has touched the lives of people in Leicester.  Just look for a team member wearing a Share your memories of Richard Attenborough with me t-shirt!

Embrace Arts is located at the Richard Attenborough centre on Lancaster Road near the fire station (LE1 7HA), there is FREE parking after 6pm in the Medical Sciences car park next to Embrace Arts.

Embrace Arts

As the University of Leicester’s arts centre, Embrace Arts offers opportunities to everyone to participate without barriers in ways that challenge and inspire. Its welcoming 120-seater performance area, dance and art studios, gallery and bright foyer space enable people to engage with the arts as audiences, performers and learners.

Purpose-built to provide inclusive access to all, Embrace Arts provides a focal point for cultural life on campus and in the wider community. It is currently fundraising to match a £600,000 capital grant from Arts Council England to extend its existing gallery space for the display and interpretation of contemporary visual art and increase access for disabled people.

More information is available at www.embracearts.co.uk

Embrace Arts, Richard Attenborough centre, Lancaster Road, Leicester LE1 7HA. Box office: 0116 252 2455; e-mail: arts-centre@le.ac.uk.


Notes to Editors:

Further details on this release are available from Lucy Stevens, Marketing Communications Assistant, Embrace Arts, email ls229@leicester.ac.uk

Arts Council England

Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people's lives. We support a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries - from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections. Great art and culture inspires us, brings us together and teaches us about ourselves and the world around us. In short, it makes life better. Between 2011 and 2015, we will invest £1.4 billion of public money from government and an estimated £1 billion from the National Lottery to help create these experiences for as many people as possible across the country. www.artscouncil.org.uk

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