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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!




Earl Shilton Camera Club 2019 Exhibition

27 August to 6 september

This local popular photography club returns with their annual members showcase featuring work from projects and competitions throughout the year. Many of the prints displayed will be available to purchase.

Plus an Earl Shilton Camera Club event happening in Atkins Gallery on 4 September evening where you can meet members of the Club and learn more about this proactive local club.

For more information on Earl Shilton Camera Club please see http://www.earlshiltoncameraclub.org.uk/





People Power Exhibition part of Heritage Open Days 2019

13 September to 20 September

The 2019 theme for Heritage Open Days is People Power! Atkins Gallery will featuring stories, images and objects from Atkins Building's industrial past including the 1975 Hosiery strike!





Atkins Heritage Tour part of Heritage Open Days

Saturday 14 September from 10:30 to approx finish 12:45

A guided walking tour of the Atkins Building, Hinckley & District Museum and the Great Meeting Unitarian Chapel, where visitors can learn about these Grade listed buildings and the famous Atkins hosiery family that connects them.

Atkins Heritage Tour starts at 10:30am on Saturday 14 September at Hinckley & District Museum, Lower Bond Street, Hinckley.

Whilst at the Museum Phillip Lindley will highlight the connection between the cottages and the Atkins Family. The tour then moves to the Atkins Building where Business Centre Principal Officer Rebecca Wilbur will be guiding visitors round and focusing on the family's industrial past. The final part takes place in the Great Meeting Chapel with Hugh Beavin, who will explore the reasons why the Atkins Family chose the Chapel as their place of worship.

To book your place on the Atkins Heritage Tour please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)





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





Code Club Training and Taster session part of Ada Lovelace Exhibition

7 October 16:30-18:00

As part of celebrating Ada Lovelace’s contributions to computer programming and Atkins Gallery exhibition, Atkins Building and Code Club are hosting a free taster session on running your own code club and inspiring the next generation of digital makers!

The session will cover how to start a Code Club, Safeguarding and an introduction to Scratch and other Code Club learning projects. The training is aimed at adults aged 16+ and have basic coding knowledge.

For more information on Code Club please email the .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or by contacting @codeclubemids on Twitter.

To book your free place please follow the link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/code-club-training-workshop-and-taster-session-hinckley-tickets-64356748768





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.





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




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