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Upcoming Events

There's always plenty happening at The Atkins Building, check out the events calendar below for all the upcoming events and exhibitions!

13

May

2017

In Oils by Neil Prior

13th May - 27th May

Local artist Neil Prior will be exhibiting a superb selection of oil paintings in the Atkins Gallery this May. His subject matter ranges from animals and people to landscapes and still-life in his chosen medium of oils. In addition to hosting the exhibition, Neil will also be spending time in the Atkins Gallery whilst his work is on display in order for him to showcase the tools and techniques he deploys to create his artworks and to speak about his inspiration and choice of subjects. For more information about Neil and his artwork please visit his Facebook page @NeilPriorArtist

 

26

May

2017

Small Business Exchange with a Business Manager from HSBC

FREE Networking and Advice 10:00-12:00

An opportunity to come and sit down and meet with your local HSBC Business manager. All are welcome whether you bank with HSBC or not. If you are a customer of HSBC it is a great opportunity to meet your local business manager and discuss any burning issues you’ve been meaning to get round to querying. If you are not and want to see what HSBC has to offer, please come along.

Bring plenty of business cards as it is also an ideal opportunity to meet some local business people and network in your business community.

 

29

May

2017

A Peaceful Place - Fortnightly Mindfulness Sessions

29th May

A Peaceful Place - Fortnightly Mindfulness Sessions

Marina Broadley from Heart of Well Being facilitates the wonderfully relaxed Mindfulness Meetings called 'A Peaceful Place.'

Marina's fortnightly sessions of A Peaceful Place on Mondays take place in the Goddard Suite. If you're a complete Mindfulness and or Meditation beginner, that’s great. You can gain a tremendous amount from the fortnightly meeting by learning about your mind and how to quieten it, how to live more in the present, how to access calm states of mind, the value of letting go… and much more. Contact Marina Broadley to have a chat about it.
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 07342 652090

 

31

May

2017

Hinckley 55+ Group

Wednesday 31st May

Geoff Feavyour (ex. Supt. Police - now retired) has a picture to present and will discuss the uniforms of Leicestershire Police Force since its inception 150 years ago. He will also speak about the changes in police transport and stories relating to its history up to the present day. He is an excellent speaker and his fee for the session will be donated to the Alzheimers Society.

The Hinckley 55+ Group takes place at 2pm every fortnight in the Partridge Suite and runs a seasonal programme of events with guest speakers and presentations. The Atkins Building is a disability friendly venue with wheelchair access available.

* The following session on Wednesday 14th June will be a trip to the Heritage Centre in Nuneaton with a conducted tour and afternoon tea.

 

08

Jun

2017

Cafe Español Presents Jazz With Tapas

Thursday 8th June 8-10:30pm

Home made Spanish tapas with a range of choice including Paella, tortilla, Iberian chorizo, Serrano ham.
Doors open 7pm and admission is £5.
To book a table please call 07480 833 613 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Further gigs every 2nd Thursday of each month.

 

12

Jun

2017

F5 an Exhibition from NWHC BA Hons Visual Media Graduates

12th - 27th June 2017

Students from North Warwickshire and Hinckley College will be putting their graduate work on display in the Atkins Gallery as a diverse collection of work that uses visuals to explore and input into the world across three disciplines: Graphic Design, Interactive Media and Photography, showcasing the fresh creative output from students completing their BA Honours in Visual Media at North Warwickshire and Hinckley College.

There will be an Evening view on Wednesday 14th June to celebrate this local artist showcase


 

12

Jun

2017

A Peaceful Place - Fortnightly Mindfulness Sessions

12th June

A Peaceful Place - Fortnightly Mindfulness Sessions

Marina Broadley from Heart of Well Being facilitates the wonderfully relaxed Mindfulness Meetings called 'A Peaceful Place.'

Marina's fortnightly sessions of A Peaceful Place on Mondays take place in the Goddard Suite. If you're a complete Mindfulness and or Meditation beginner, that’s great. You can gain a tremendous amount from the fortnightly meeting by learning about your mind and how to quieten it, how to live more in the present, how to access calm states of mind, the value of letting go… and much more. Contact Marina Broadley to have a chat about it.
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 07342 652090

 

15

Jun

2017

Hinckley and District Museum Evening Talk

'The Hinckley Union Workhouse in the 20th Century' by Paul Seaton

This talk will take place in Café Español and commence at 7.30pm. The Atkins Building is a disabled friendly venue, and there is free car parking adjacent to the museum.
Admission is free with a 2017 Friends of Hinckley & District Museum membership card (please remember to bring your card with you), otherwise the visitor admission of £3 per event will apply.
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26

Jun

2017

A Peaceful Place - Fortnightly Mindfulness Sessions

26th June

A Peaceful Place - Fortnightly Mindfulness Sessions

Marina Broadley from Heart of Well Being facilitates the wonderfully relaxed Mindfulness Meetings called 'A Peaceful Place.'

Marina's fortnightly sessions of A Peaceful Place on Mondays take place in the Goddard Suite. If you're a complete Mindfulness and or Meditation beginner, that’s great. You can gain a tremendous amount from the fortnightly meeting by learning about your mind and how to quieten it, how to live more in the present, how to access calm states of mind, the value of letting go… and much more. Contact Marina Broadley to have a chat about it.
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 07342 652090

 

28

Jun

2017

Hinckley 55+ Group

Wednesday 28th June

Jane and Harry Wroe will be testing your antiques knowledge in a presentation entitled 'Fun with Antiques'.

The Hinckley 55+ Group takes place at 2pm every fortnight in the Partridge Suite and runs a seasonal programme of events with guest speakers and presentations. The Atkins Building is a disability friendly venue with wheelchair access available.

* The following session on Wednesday 12th July will be a lunch out.

 

08

Jul

2017

Childhood Memories Open Exhibition

8th - 29th July 2017

This summer the Atkins Open Exhibition returns with a new brief to inspire local artists. As with previous Open Exhibitions, Childhood Memories has a broad and all encompassing title which can be interpreted in many different ways. The title encourages expressive reminiscence and allows the artist to draw upon personal memories or explore a more generalised nostalgia. You might want to think about people you have known, things you have seen, experiences you have enjoyed. You could consider special occasions or milestones in your life; favourite colours, foods or toys from your youth; or changing styles and fashions when you were growing up . You might decide to paint an old photograph or draw a collection of childhood relics; or you might sketch a place you have visited or create a collage using ephemera from the year you were born! There are many possibilities and submissions interpreting the theme in a variety of media are welcome

If you are interested in exhibiting in the Open Exhibition please download a copy of the Exhibitor Pack. Please read the information thoroughly, the back page is to be filled in and returned to us along with your submitted pieces. Artists can submit up to three pieces for £12 (instructions on making the online payment is included in the pack) and artwork is to be submitted between 26th – 30th June and be collected after the exhibition between 1st – 4th August 2017. A Lunchtime Launch is proposed on Saturday 8th July to kick-start the exhibition, giving visitors the opportunity to meet the artists involved and discuss the artwork on display. The Lunchtime Launch will be free entry and welcomes everyone, with refreshments available from Café Español.

Exhibitor Pack, Open Exhibition 2017

 

08

Jul

2017

Childhood Memories Lunchtime Launch

Saturday 8th July 12:00-14:00

To celebrate the work of local artists who have submitted pieces for 'Childhood Memories' a Lunchtime Launch will take place on Saturday 8th July between 12:00-14:00. This informal soiree will kick-start the Open Exhibition and enable visitors to meet the artists involved and discuss the artwork on display. Artists and visitors are encouraged to invite friends and family as everyone is welcome to attend this FREE event. There will be a selection of nibbles available and Café Español will be open serving drinks and other refreshments.

 

05

Aug

2017

Leicestershire & Rutland Heritage Annual Exhibition

5th - 31st August

The Leicestershire & Rutland Heritage Forum (LRHF) is for all museums and heritage organisations covering both counties and the city of Leicester. It has over 40 member organisations, largely run by volunteers, who are passionate about preserving, researching and displaying the heritage of their community and sharing it with the world.

This exhibition in August features stories and objects from around the county, showcasing members' collections and what is available in the county. For more information on the Leicestershire & Rutland Heritage Forum please check out their website http://www.lrhf.co.uk/

 

09

Sep

2017

Heritage Open Days - Free Guided Tour of Atkins Building and Two Other Grade Listed Buildings

Saturday 9th September

This September sees the chance to explore 3 Grade Listed Buildings in the historic heart of Hinckley all connected by the notable Atkins Family.
The Atkins Heritage Tour takes place on Saturday 9th September starting at Hinckley & District Museum. This free Heritage event begins with a guided tour around the 17th century framework knitter’s cottages with Phillip Lindley highlighting the connection between the cottages and the Atkins Family. The tour then moves to the Atkins Building, former hosiery factory built by the Atkins Family. Business Centre Principal Officer Rebecca Wilbur will be guiding visitors around what is reputed to have been one of the world’s largest hosiery factories and focusing on the family's industrial past. The final part of the tour will take place in the Great Meeting Chapel to explore the reasons why the Atkins Family chose the Chapel as their place of worship.

This FREE guided tour takes you round Hinckley & District Museum, The Atkins Building and The Great Meeting Chapel and will allow access and insight to the buildings not seen by the general public. The Atkins Building has wheelchair access and there is an on-site café available to provide refreshments. For more information on the Atkins Heritage Tour or to book a place please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

 

14

Sep

2017

CAMRA Beer Festival 2017

14th - 16th September

The Atkins Building will be hosting the 10th Hinckley CAMRA Beer Festival this year, a three day event of local ales, ciders and perries with live music taking place in the marquee. The festival will be open from noon till 11pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday with a selection of delicious tapas available from Café Español.

 

21

Sep

2017

Hinckley and District Museum Evening Talk

'What did the Vikings ever do for us?' by Marianne Whiting

This talk will take place in Café Español and commence at 7.30pm. The Atkins Building is a disabled friendly venue, and there is free car parking adjacent to the museum.
Admission is free with a 2017 Friends of Hinckley & District Museum membership card (please remember to bring your card with you), otherwise the visitor admission of £3 per event will apply.
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25

Sep

2017

Earl Shilton Camera Club

25th Sept - 30th Sept

Back for the third year running Earl Shilton Camera Club are set to put on a spectacular photographic exhibition in September sponsored by Earl Shilton Town Council.
An Evening View to launch the exhibition will take place on the 27th September.

 

19

Oct

2017

Hinckley and District Museum Evening Talk

'Canal Life, Traditions and Painting' by Mary Matts

This talk will take place in Café Español and commence at 7.30pm. The Atkins Building is a disabled friendly venue, and there is free car parking adjacent to the museum.
Admission is free with a 2017 Friends of Hinckley & District Museum membership card (please remember to bring your card with you), otherwise the visitor admission of £3 per event will apply.
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11

Nov

2017

Bouncing Back

11th-25th November

This exhibition is motivated by a group of artists’ reaction to a terrible event that happened to their community shop in Stretton-under-Fosse. The Malt Kiln Farm Shop Gallery offered an excellent outlet for the work of several new and well-established local artists. Devastatingly, in July 2016, the building was the target of an arson attack which completely destroyed it. In the aftermath of this horrendous experience, a small group of artists bolstered their resolve to overcome the catastrophe by creating more works of art, expressing themselves to prove that their creativity could not be stifled. ‘Bouncing Back’ is a compelling collection of artwork from Michelle Leche, Terry Hartshorn, Paul Percival, Jackie Ward and Janet Watson which demonstrates their power to triumph over adversity and to literally ‘bounce back’ following their ordeal.

 

16

Nov

2017

Hinckley and District Museum Evening Talk

'Christmas on Coupons' by Nick Marshall

This talk will take place in Café Español and commence at 7.30pm. The Atkins Building is a disabled friendly venue, and there is free car parking adjacent to the museum.
Admission is free with a 2017 Friends of Hinckley & District Museum membership card (please remember to bring your card with you), otherwise the visitor admission of £3 per event will apply.
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18

Nov

2017

Christmas Gift Fair

Saturday 18th November 10am-4pm

The Christmas Gift Fair returns to the Atkins Gallery for its third year on Saturday 18th November with Christmas gift ideas and other festive treats. There will be a range of stalls to get you in the Christmas mood and Café Español will be open serving refreshments.

If you would like a stall to exhibit for the day please download a copy of the Exhibitor Pack. Stalls are £30 to hire for the day and payment is to be made online. Make sure you read the information and complete and return the booking form to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Exhibitor Pack 2017

 

14

Dec

2017

Hinckley and District Museum Evening Talk

'Togo Bolesworth: the best soldier in the Leicestershire Regiment' by Greg Drodz

This talk will take place in Café Español and commence at 7.30pm. The Atkins Building is a disabled friendly venue, and there is free car parking adjacent to the museum.
Admission is free with a 2017 Friends of Hinckley & District Museum membership card (please remember to bring your card with you), otherwise the visitor admission of £3 per event will apply.
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