New online feature Access to arts and culture is a basic human right
On Friday 6 February 2015, Michael Attenborough CBE (pictured), well-known theatre director, honorary graduate and son of the late Lord Attenborough braved the cold weather to attend the official start of a build project to create one of the largest dedicated contemporary gallery spaces in the East Midlands.
The new gallery will increase the Richard Attenborough Centre’s size by over 400 square metres and will add to the cultural value and vitality of the city, bringing local, national and international contemporary art to audiences in Leicester.
In a new online feature you can read Michael's inspiring speech from the event, at which Professor Paul Boyle, our President and Vice-Chancellor, Michaela Butter MBE, Director of the Richard Attenborough Centre, Lady Ann Brooks, donor and supporter and Peter Knott, Arts Council England were also in attendance.
Michael talked passionately about his father and his fondness of Leicester, his view on arts and culture in today's society and his honour at being a patron for Embrace Arts.