|The Leicester and East Midlands Art Exhibition 2016 |
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery
The city’s annual showcase of artistic talent – from young artists to established names and featuring a range of media. Explore this year’s selection and perhaps invest in an addition for your home.
About the Open exhibition
Leicester Arts & Museums Service invited artists from across the East Midlands to submit their artworks to compete to be shown in the 2016 Open Art Exhibition and win a range of artists prizes including the £2000 Attenborough Prize. A group of invited independent judges then selected the very best of the hundreds of works submitted.
The Children and Youth category of the exhibition is a perfect opportunity for children and young people to experience the realities of showcasing their work; from creating and submitting, through to selection and exhibiting. Open 27 saw the introduction of a new age category, 5-10 years, to embrace the wonderful art work produced by this age group and to create a more varied exhibition for our visitors to experience.
|“OMG you guys… Elle Woods is coming to Leicester!” |
The award-winning West End and Broadway smash hit musical comedy, Legally Blonde, is given a new lease of life in Curve’s brand new production directed by Nikolai Foster.
When the beautiful and popular sorority sister Elle Woods gets dumped by her boyfriend Warner for a more ‘serious’ girlfriend, she is left with only one logical choice – she packs up her pooch and bags herself a place at the prestigious Harvard Law School in an attempt to win back her man. But what she finds there is so much more.
This witty, fun-filled and feel-good production is about following your dreams and staying true to yourself. In Elle’s world, anything is possible and the feeling is infectious.
Running Time: 2 hours 25 minutes (Includes 20mins interval)
|Celebrating extraordinary artistic talent from across the East Midlands. |
Free performances and events every day.
|WINNER OF BEST VINTAGE FAIR IN THE UK 2013, 2014 & 2015 |
Mercure Leicester The Grand Hotel
11am - 5pm
£2 entry, under 12's go free
Visit The Grand Hotel for plenty of stalls of vintage fashion from the 1940s to 1990s, vintage homeware, a wonderful vintage tea party and, of course, the vintage beauty salon!
VINTAGE HAIR SALON
The wonderful ladies from CHEZ TITINE will be quiffing, rolling and curling your locks into fabulous vintage styles in their pop-up beauty salon.
VINTAGE TEA ROOM
The vintage tea room SECRET CAKE CLUB will be setting up a cute tea party serving all manner of sweet treats on fabulous vintage china.
The delightful vintage vocalist LIZZY RUSHBY will be entertaining with some great live music.
|The Spark Festival is the largest children's arts festival in England & Wales, taking place every May & June in Leicester. The festival presents the very best theatre, dance, music, visual arts and digital media events for young people aged 0 - 13 years. |
Throughout the festival a series of free creative learning workshops are held at venues across the city as part of the City Play-ground.
The Festival is run by the The Spark Arts for Children, a registered charity.
|Fifty Shades of Beige |
Returning after a critically-acclaimed, total sell-out, 2015 tour, the Grumpies are back to knock some sense into the nation. Perrier Award-winning comedian, writer and original star of Grumpy Old Women, Jenny Eclair, will be joined by fellow recruits Susie Blake (Mrs Brown's Boys, Coronation Street) and actress and singer Kate Robbins (Where The Heart Is, Casualty).
This jam-packed show includes... learning the art of "Grumpy Grooming", the joy of large pants, a free nagging masterclass (how to get your own way without him even noticing), beards for women (which style will suit you?).
Complementary Anger Management workshop, middle-aged drinking: the rules, navigating the smorgasbord of worry, voluntary euthanasia vs. retirement, how to customise an unwanted pole dancing kit and a mercifully brief Zumba demonstration ...All this and more!
Bask in an orgy of fury and big laughs in this glorious live version of the hit TV show.