Sir David Attenborough opens new gallery wing at University of Leicester's Attenborough Arts Centre

Posted by pt91 at Jan 29, 2016 05:40 PM |
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Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 29 January 2016

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The naturalist and long-running television personality Sir David Attenborough returned to the place of his Leicester childhood today (Friday 29 January) to open a new fully-inclusive gallery championed by his brother Lord Attenborough.

Sir David officially opened the new £1.5million gallery extension at Attenborough Arts Centre, the University of Leicester’s inclusive, multi-use arts venue on Lancaster Road.

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Photographs from the press conference and tour of the gallery:

View extracts from a video interview with Sir David:

High resolution video footage can be requested from Carl Vivian at

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Multimedia content is also available from David Attenborough’s lecture ‘Beauty in Nature’ which he delivered at De Montfort Hall, Leicester, on 28 January.

A video of extracts from the lecture is online here:

A podcast of Sir David’s lecture including an audience Q&A is online here:

Photographs from the lecture can be downloaded from:


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