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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!

11

Jul

2022

Open Exhibition - Platinum Jubilee

11 July to 12 August 2022

In 2022 Queen Elizabeth II will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee and this year's Open Exhibition features Royal inspired artworks by local artists and collection of Royal memorabilia and stories loaned by local residents.

A copy of the 2022 Open Exhibition pack is available on the link below.

Atkins Gallery is open Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00
Evening Opening Wednesday 10 August 18:30-20:00

Atkins Gallery Open Exhibition Pack 2022

 

18

Aug

2022

Hinckley Recruitment event

Thursday 18 August 11:00-14:00

A recruitment event organised by Job Centre Hinckley and DWP

Come along to speak with employers, training providers and career advisers.

 

22

Aug

2022

Earl Shilton Camera Club 2022 Exhibition

22 August to 2 September

Earl Shilton Camera Club present their 2022 exhibition with a full members' showcase.

The club has members ranging from beginners to experienced photographer’s with the common aim of improving all members' skills and sharing knowledge. Learn more about ESCC at http://www.earlshiltoncameraclub.org.uk or follow them on Twitter @earlshiltoncam or on Facebook @earlshiltoncam

 

09

Sep

2022

Astounding Inventions

9 September to 7 October

2022 celebrates 300 years since the first Atkins came to Hinckley to start his business. Astounding Inventions is one of two exhibitions commemorating this local tercentenary by celebrating innovation from the East Midlands with an exhibition of inventions past and present ranging from the Hansom Cab, Framework knitting machine and many more!

Part of Heritage Open Days

 

09

Sep

2022

Fully Fashioned Memories

9 September to 7 October

2022 celebrates 300 years since the first Atkins came to Hinckley to start his business. Fully Fashioned Memories is one of two exhibitions commemorating this local tercentenary. This photographic exhibition celebrates the everyday factory worker at work and play from the 1960s to 2002.

Part of Heritage Open Days

 

09

Sep

2022

BEYOND THE COTTAGES: A 25 YEAR CELEBRATION!

9 September - 30 September 2022

Hinckley & District Museum is teaming up with a variety of local venues, including the Atkins Building, to ‘go on tour’ with its ‘Beyond the Cottages’ programme to showcase local objects and stories at various locations outside the museum site to celebrate it's 25 year anniversary.

A pop-up exhibition in Atkins Gallery on the Century Theatre`s 100th anniversary. A travelling theatre built in Hinckley that toured the country with stars such as Judi Dench and Tom Courtney. The theatre’s first performance was Othello on the site of the former Hinckley Workhouse on London Road. Today the Century Theatre is still in use and housed at Snibston.

 

10

Sep

2022

Atkins Heritage Tour

Saturday 10 September 10:00-12:00

Historic Hinckley buildings walking tour, that all have a connection to the notable Atkins hosiery family.

Great Meeting Unitarian Chapel which celebrates it 300th birthday in 2022 records when the first Atkins (Robert) arrived in Hinckley in 1722 to start his business. The Atkins family continued their connection with the chapel into the 20th century.

Atkins Building, the Victorian hosiery factory built by the descendants of 1722 Robert Atkins where manufacture continued by the family until 2002.

Hinckley & District Museum, a thatched framework knitters cottage the predecessor to the factory and was owned by the Atkins Family.

To book a FREE place please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

 

14

Sep

2022

Learn, Laugh, Live, U3A open Day

Wednesday 14th September

Hinckley u3a are holding an open day and 40th Birthday Celebration in the Atkins gallery on Wednesday 14th September, 11am - 3pm.
Come along and join them in their celebrations and find out about all the u3a's activities

 

17

Oct

2022

That Hat and Other Things

17 October to 28 October

Solo Exhibition from photographer Robin Vallance. This collection of photographs features work based on the themes of: That Hat, Staircase, Colours and Faces.

Atkins Gallery is open Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00

 

19

Nov

2022

Christmas Gift Fair

Saturday 19 November 10:00-16:00

Our annual Christmas shopping event with local businesses, artists and crafters. Seasonal food and drink will be available from Hansom Café and entry to the Christmas Gift Fair is free.

All exhibitor enquiries to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

 

28

Nov

2022

Classic Stories

28 November to 4 January 2023

Classic Stories is a collection of 26 images inspired by still life and great literature by Clive Edwards.

The literature represented includes works by English and American authors across several genres through a range of centuries.

Before becoming a professional photographer, Clive Edwards worked as a Head of English and Media at an 11-18 school. He was principal examiner for A-level Media Studies for OCR, and was Head of Media Subjects at a West Midlands further education college. He has also worked as a community journalist and as a sports broadcast journalist. He has Associate Status with the Royal Photographic Society and has a Masters Degree in Photography.

 

 

 

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