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Event Calendar

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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!




Atkins Gallery Annual Open Exhibition

2020 Theme Life in Lockdown

The Atkins Gallery Annual Open Exhibition is back in an online format in a response to the global pandemic.

The 2020 theme is “Life in Lockdown” what have you been up to when the pace of life changed in 2020?

We would love to see what our local creative community has been up to during lockdown. How has it made you feel, what projects have you been able to complete or have you been able to explore something new?

Atkins Open Exhibition 2020 is free to enter and a variety of works on the theme are welcome.

Exhibitors can submit up to three digital images of their work to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

There are lots of resources online with tips on how to capture your artwork for digital presentation. Exhibitors are encouraged to include a statement about their piece to give viewers an insight into their work and lockdown experiences. The statements can also include social media handles, details about the medium(s) used and size of the pieces etc all these details can be emailed to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) as well.

Submission of digital works is open from now to Friday 26 June 2020.

Atkins Gallery Annual Open Online exhibition opens on 1 July and runs to 14 August 2020.





Earl Shilton Camera Club 2020 Exhibition

25 August to 4 September 2020

The popular local Club Earl Shilton Camera Club return with their 2020 exhibition. There will be an evening event on 2 September 2020 to view the exhibition and meet members of this friendly club


Atkins Gallery is open Monday to Friday 08:30 to 17:30





Atkins Heritage Tour part of Heritage Open Days 2020

Saturday 12 Sept 10:30am

Three buildings one family!
Atkins Heritage Tour is a guided three site walking tour of Atkins Building, Hinckley & District Museum and Great Meeting Chapel which are all connected by the notable Victorian industrialist Atkins Family

Atkins Heritage Tour requires booking please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
The tour starts at 10:30 Saturday 12 September meeting at Hinckley & District Museum at 10:15 for registration





Noel Brannan Retrospective

28 September to 13 November 2020

A celebration of the work of local artist Noel Rowan Brannan who sadly passed away in 2001.

Noel studied at the Lincoln and Leicester Schools of Art and taught art in schools and colleges across Leicestershire in the 1950s - 1970s.

Atkins Gallery is partnering with the artist's family to produce this retrospective and introduce the works of Noel Brannan to a new audience

Atkins Gallery is open Monday to Friday 08:30 to 17:30 FREE ENTRY





Hinckley On Canvas

30 November to 18 December 2020

'Hinckley on Canvas' is the debut exhibition by local photographer and resident John Coward whose original March 2020 exhibition was postponed because of COVID-19.

John is returning with his beautiful collection of images capturing the town throughout the seasons, with all the photos taken on a camera phone.

Pieces on display will include Hollycroft Park, Atkins Building, St Mary's Church, War Memorial and Argents Mead. All works displayed will be available to buy plus prints and a 2021 calendar. You can follow John on Instagram @johncowardphotography

Atkins Gallery is open Monday to Friday 08:30 to 17:30 FREE ENTRY





Arts in Mind

22 Dec 2020 to 15 Jan 2021

An exhibition to celebrate the benefits of the arts to our mental health and wellbeing. This exhibition was originally scheduled in May 2020 as part of Mental Health Awareness Week but postponed following COVID-19

Atkins Gallery is open Monday to Friday 08:30-17:30 FREE ENTRY





Out of the Vault - Artworks from HBBC Collection

1 Feb 2021 to 26 Feb 2021

An exhibition of oil paintings from the Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council art collection

Atkins Gallery is open Monday to Friday 08:30 to 17:30 FREE ENTRY





Geoff Bailey - Origins Ghosts and Shadows

5 July to 30 July 2021

Current Head of Art Geoff Bailey at Dixie Grammar School, Market Bosworth is celebrating his upcoming retirement from teaching with a solo exhibition exploring three themes.

ORIGINS has it’s basis in Darwin’s theory the Origin of Species looking at the evolution of mankind.

GHOSTS captures the decline of the industries that once dominated this area.

SHADOWS explores the use of light and dark throughout art history and recreating it in a contemporary setting.

Atkins Gallery is open Monday to Friday 08:30 to 17:30 FREE ENTRY




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