Brand new Attenborough Arts Centre Whats On Guide now available

Attenborough Arts Centre has just released their ‘What’s On Guide’; a compilation of all events taking place from August 2017 until January 2018. The events on offer cover a wide variety of dramatic arts, from theatre and comedy to live music and much more.

Sun seekers over 16 who haven’t caught any rays this summer should consider Hubbub Theatre’s Beach Party on 16 September. This evening event begins at 7pm, and will involve a variety of pop up performances, dressing up, interactive activities, great music and dancing. For the little ones, a space themed baby disco promises an out of this world multi-sensory experience. Boogie babies, tap-dancing toddlers and mini disco-divas are invited to dance their way on a journey through sound and movement on Sunday 10 September.

On Sunday 17 September, PAD Productions will host ‘Left of Me’, a lecture designed to re-examine how we view trauma as individuals and also on a wider societal scale. This inclusive event features integrated access for those with sensory disabilities and creative captioning. Attenborough Arts Centre has built up a considerable reputation for its inclusivity and support of disability-led artists.

Another event to mark in the calendar is this year’s upcoming ‘Literary Leicester’ festival. Ideal for returning students and literature enthusiasts alike, the festival provides audiences with the rare opportunity to hear from renowned and up-and-coming novelists, playwrights and poets. These completely free events are hosted by the University of Leicester, and will run from Wednesday 15 - Saturday 18 November. Previous guests have included writers Will Self and Leicester’s own Bali Rai.

Attenborough Arts Centre’s brand new gallery plays host to American artist Laura Swanson’s first UK solo exhibition and the Hayward Touring exhibition ‘Claude Cahun: Beneath this Mask’. Both exhibitions explore ideas that cross gender and identity, traditional portraiture, and the cultural dominance of the selfie. Launching on Friday 8 September, everyone is invited to the opening reception to celebrate with a drink and live music. The exhibitions then run from Saturday 9 September to Sunday 10 December.