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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!

07

Aug

2018

#islastones Exhibition Atkins Gallery

7 August to 17 August

The #islastones exhibition at Atkins Gallery looks to celebrate the achievements of Isla Tansey whose art based campaign to raise awareness of childhood cancers is known all over the UK and the wider world. The exhibition aims to have as many Isla stones as possible on display as a legacy to this inspirational young girl.


Isla encouraged people to decorate stones and then hide their creations for other people to find and then document the discovery on social media using the hash tag Islastones.

How can you join in?
If you wish to contribute an Islastone or bring a found one to the exhibition you can do so by dropping the stones off in the #Islastones drop box in Atkins Building Reception from Monday 9 July to Friday 3 August.

The exhibition will run from 7 August to 17 August with #islastones supporters present during the exhibition to give more information about the condition Isla had and the campaign she initiated.

Then on Friday 17 August from 3pm everyone is invited to come to Atkins Gallery to collect an Isla stone to continue the campaign and hide these painted stones for others to find. If there are any uncollected Isla stones remaining from Friday 17 August collection event they will be transferred to the drop box in Atkins Reception and will be available for re hiding from Monday 20 August.

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

Atkins Gallery is open Monday to Friday 09:00-16:30


 

20

Aug

2018

Earl Shilton Camera Club Exhibition

20 August to 1 September

Earl Shilton Camera Club returns to Atkins Gallery with their biggest exhibition yet. This two week exhibition will showcase all of the Club members photographic pieces and competition entries with many of the prints available for purchase.

You can follow the Exhibition at https://www.facebook.com/events/189142565062675/ and to learn more about Earl Shilton Camera Club please see http://www.earlshiltoncameraclub.org.uk/

 

29

Aug

2018

Earl Shilton Camera Club Exhibition Evening View

Wednesday 29th August

The Atkins Gallery welcomes Earl Shilton Camera Club for a two week long exhibition of members’ work and items related to photography. The exhibition will commence on Monday 20th August and finish on Tuesday 1st September and is free to all members of the public every weekday.

The Evening View for the exhibition will take place on Wednesday 29th August and is open for all to attend from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

Earl Shilton Camera Club aims to promote photography and increase members skills and technical knowledge through a programme of competitions, workshops and talented speakers. People are encouraged to bring their own cameras along for hints and tips, take photos and get involved. The evening view is free to attend and everyone is welcome.

 

08

Sep

2018

Heritage Open Days - A Guided Walking Tour of Atkins Building, and Two Other Grade Listed Buildings.

Saturday 8th September

A Guided Walking Tour of Atkins Building, Hinckley & District Museum and Great Meeting Unitarian Chapel to learn more about the Atkins Family and how this notable hosiery industry family are linked with three very different Grade Listed buildings.

The Heritage Open Day tour starts at 10:30am on Saturday 8th September at Hinckley & District Museum with a guided tour round the 17th century framework knitter’s cottages. Phillip Lindley highlights 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)

 

09

Sep

2018

Monthly Beginners Mindfulness Class for women with the focus on diminishing anxiety and stress.

Sunday 9th September at The Atkins Building

These classes will teach you:
Simple calming breathing practices ...
How to regulate your emotions
How to quiet your mind
What being in the present moment is all about
How our bodies react to our thoughts
About the mechanics of worry and how to let it go
How to recognise thinking patterns that create harm
Mindful meditation to slow down the chaos
Practices that help to induce the relaxation response
Contact Marina Broadley to book at http://www.heartofwellbeing.co.uk

 

17

Nov

2018

Christmas Gift Fair 2018

Saturday 17th November

The Christmas Gift Fair returns to the Atkins Gallery on Saturday 17th November with Christmas gift ideas and other festive treats. There will be a huge range of stalls 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



For exhibitors wishing to book a stall please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with details of your products and services.

 

 

 

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