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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!




Ada Lovelace, The Computing Countess of Kirkby Mallory Exhibition

3 Oct to 30 Oct

Ada Lovelace, daughter of English poet Lord Byron spent her childhood years at Kirkby Mallory, Hinckley, where she was encourage to develop a love of science and mathematics.

Ada is considered to be one of the first computer programmers following her work with Charles Babbage's Difference Engine, which is a calculating machine which required a written program to carry out complex calculations.

This month long exhibition combines portraits, images, talks and interactive exhibits to bring to life and connect the relevance of her work to the technology we use today

If you would like to sponsor the Exhibition or get involved in other ways please download the Ada Lovelace Exhibition Sponsorship details

Ada Lovelace Exhibition Sponsorship





Half Term Activities part of Ada Lovelace Exhibition

14-18 October

During Leicestershire half term come join us in Atkins Gallery for free activities. The Ada Lovelace Exhibition has various portraits from the different stages of her life and you can make your own portrait inspired by Ada Lovelace and the artists of the time.





Hinckley and District Museum Talk

Thursday 17 October

Hinckley and District Museum will be holding a talk on Ada Lovelace the calculating Countess from Kirkby Mallory.

Venue: Hinckley Great Meeting Chapel, Baines Lane

Time: 7.30pm start

Cost: Admission is free with a 2019 Friends of Hinckley & District Museum membership card. Non-members £3 at the door.

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Christmas Gift Fair 2019

Saturday 23 November 10:00-16:00

The Christmas Gift Fair returns to the Atkins Gallery on Saturday 23 November with Christmas gift ideas and other festive treats. There will be a huge range of stalls from local artists, crafters and businesses to get you in the Christmas mood and a chance to tick some items off from your Christmas shopping list.

The event is FREE to enter and open 10:00 to 16:00 and is the same weekend as Hinckley Town Centre Christmas Light switch on and Tin Hat Fair.

Christmas Gift Fair Exhibitor Pack





Out of the Box

2 December to 2nd January 2020

Each of us writes a life script for ourselves in early infancy as we work out the best way to survive in the world we live in. The main plot is laid down before we have the language to put this into words. Detail is added during childhood with most of it written by the time we are seven, before we have the ability for logical reasoning. The script is further refined during adolescence. By adulthood we are no longer aware of our script although we unconsciously navigate our lives to fit in with the boxes we have created for ourselves. These boxes are constructed by the thoughts and beliefs, feelings and actions imposed on us by others, together we are our construction of our life story. The boxes limit our view about our dreams and aspirations, It governs how we react to difficult things we encounter. Those around know what to expect and we fit in with their self fulfilling script.
This exhibition explores examines the journey of what happens when people change their script.




  • © 2019 Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council