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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!

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/

 

21

Aug

2017

A Peaceful Place - Fortnightly Mindfulness Sessions

21st August

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

 

04

Sep

2017

A Peaceful Place - Fortnightly Mindfulness Sessions

4th September

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

 

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 Hinckley Beer Festival is in its 10th year has a special theme this year. Hinckley and Bosworth CAMRA have teamed up with Hinckley & District Museum to celebrate the life of local brewer William Bass. It has been 300 years since the birth of William whose family brewed beer and ran pubs in Hinckley. So alongside the Beer Festival there will be fringe events at Hinckley & District Museum including an exhibition the Three Brewers dedicated to the local brewers who are also featured on this year’s Beer Festival Commemorative Glasses. The Beer Festival opens on Thursday 14 with 70 real ales and over twenty ciders, perries and Fruit Wines with live music on the Friday and Saturday evening.

 

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 the Atkins Building 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.

 

27

Sep

2017

Earl Shilton Camera Club

Wednesday 27 September 19:00-21:00

Earl Shilton Camera Club will be hosting a special club event at the Atkins Gallery, where visitors can meet club members and learn about their photographs. Also during the evening Club members will be setting a studio with lights and back drops and at least one portrait model for visitors to try their hand at studio and portrait photography with their own cameras. For a suggested donation of a £1 visitors can use the studio set up, plus Club members will be on hand with to advise on techniques and camera settings. For more information about Earl Shilton camera Club please see http://www.earlshiltoncameraclub.org.uk

 

07

Oct

2017

The Happy Dabbler

7th-21st October

The Happy Dabbler is a local artist who has been painting for a number of years and the exhibition at the Atkins Gallery is their first public show. From humble beginnings using designer gouache to present day capturing wildlife, landscapes and seascapes in acrylics, mixed media and pen and ink. This varied collection shows the artist’s affinity for the natural world and their journey as an artist.

 

19

Oct

2017

Hinckley and District Museum Evening Talk

'Canal Life, Traditions and Painting' by Mary Matts

This talk will take place in the Atkins Building 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 at the Atkins Building 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.

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

 

06

Dec

2017

Colour in a Monochrome World 2017

6th Dec - 2nd Jan 2018

Penny and Colin first met while studying for a masters Degree in Fine Art in 2005. They have exhibited work together ever since. This exhibition explores diversity; in the combination of art materials not normally worked together and differences within society.
Penny Andrews, a textile artist, uses her psychotherapy background as a starting point for creative work. In her work for this exhibition she explores childhood issues. Children under the age of 10 make sense of the world and their experiences with limited knowledge and understanding. How they interpret their world during these early years can have an impact on their future lives. Penny’s work explores the impact ridicule and humiliation can have on creativity.
Colin Ward, fine artist, has been practising art from an early age. He has always used a wide variety of materials in his work. In this exhibition Colin has been exploring unusual combinations of medium; glass with ceramics, glass and fabric, acrylic on canvas combined with fluorescent celluloid. Colin’s work is inspired by people and nature.

 

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 the Atkins Building 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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