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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!




Exordium Graduate Show - BA honours degree

10 June to 28 June 2024

The Graduate show from students of NWSLC Hinckley Campus who are completing a BA (Hons) Creative Practice.

Atkins Gallery is open Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00, Wednesday 19 June 17:30-19:30
Look out for additional evenings and weekend viewings.





Open Exhibition HBBC 50

15 July to 9 August 2024

HBBC 50 Open Exhibition, a celebration of our Borough through the decades

Atkins Gallery is looking for local inspired artworks!

As part of the 50 years of HBBC celebrations Atkins Gallery is looking for artworks inspired by our borough for the annual Atkins Gallery Open Exhibition.

Here are some creative prompts to get you started on your HBBC 50 piece : Local landscapes, be it natural or urban, Key figures in the Borough’s history , Key figures in the Borough now, your favourite places in the Borough, Historical sites like Bosworth Battlefield, Atkins Building or Hinckley & District Museum or any buildings with unique architectural design, capturing change in the borough or the future of the Borough.

You can submit up to three pieces in various mediums both 2D and 3D for £12 payable online. The submission dates to bring your artworks into Atkins Gallery are 01/07/2024-05/07/2024.

For more information on the Atkins Gallery Open exhibition please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

For more details please download a copy of the exhibitor pack below

Atkins Gallery Open Exhibition Exhibitor Pack 2024





Earl Shilton Camera Club exhibition

19 August to 30 August 2024

Earl Shilton Camera Club present their 2024 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.

Evening Event Wednesday 28 August 19:00-21:00

Learn more about ESCC at http://www.earlshiltoncameraclub.org.uk





Atkins Building Then and Now

6 September to 20 September 2024

An exhibition documenting the journey of Atkins Building from Victorian hosiery factory to the creative business centre it is today with images from Atkins Building archive and Hinckley & District Museum.

Atkins Gallery is open Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00 and look out for additional evenings and weekend viewings.

Part of Heritage Open Days 2024





Leicestershire & Rutland Family History Society Anniversary exhibition

6 September to 20 September 2024

Leicestershire & Rutland Family History Society are celebrating their 50 year anniversary in 2024 by hosting an exhibition in Atkins Gallery. LRFHS has a large membership and has the capacity to offer a wide range of services and activities to assist family history historians and researchers.





Atkins Heritage Tour

Saturday 7 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 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 on this 3 building tour please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

The tour begins at Hinckley & District Museum meeting at 10am for guest registration.

Part of Heritage Open Days 2024





Learn, Laugh, Live, U3A open Day

Thursday 12 September

Hinckley u3a are holding an open day in the Atkins gallery on Thursday 12 September, 1pm - 4pm.
Come along and join them and find out about all the u3a's activities





Quentin Blake: Book Covers

30 September to 25 October 2024

Quentin Blake’s career illustrating books began over 60 years ago with his covers for paperback fiction. Since then he has created hundreds of designs for everything from literary classics to his own picture books.

Each cover is a new challenge for Blake. He has to capture the essence of a story without giving away too much of the plot or the ending. His illustrations need to be carefully balanced with the title and suitable for the printing process that will be used. At the same time, Blake’s designs must be eye-catching and appealing to the changing tastes of different readers.

This exhibition features 60 of Blake’s book covers from the 1960s to the present: from mid-century Penguin paperbacks to finely-crafted special editions and family-friendly poetry books. First editions are shown alongside reproductions of original artwork from Blake’s archive that show how he combines typography, dynamic layouts and his unique way of drawing to create playful designs.

Quentin Blake: Book Covers is a touring exhibition from Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration http://www.qbcentre.org.uk

IMAGE Cover illustration for The Green Ship by Quentin Blake © Quentin Blake 1998





Painting Icons, inside the art of Brett Jones

4 November to 15 November 2024

A solo art exhibition by Brett Jones, a 3D Generalist, Art Director and Artist with over 20 years in the Film, TV and Games Design Industry. From his humble beginnings in Game Design on the now famous James Bond, Golden Eye video game to working on Hollywood blockbusters like Guardian of the Galaxy, Brett is a talented and prolific artist who creates art in many mediums including sketch cards and digital art.

Atkins Gallery is open Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00 and look out for additional weekend and evening openings .





Christmas Gift Fair

Saturday 23 November 10:00-16:00

Our annual Christmas shopping event with local businesses, artists and crafters.
Entry to the Christmas Gift Fair is free.

Festive treats available from the onsite Hansom Café.

ALL EXHIBITOR ENQUIRIES to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Atkins Building Christmas Gift Fair Exhibitor Pack




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