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Atkins Gallery Winter 2018/19 Programme

Date Posted: 18 October 2018
Follow Atkins Building on Social Media to learn more about the Christmas Gift Fair and the other upcoming exhibitions

Follow Atkins Building on Social Media to learn more about the Christmas Gift Fair and the other upcoming exhibitions

Atkins Gallery has begun its Winter 2018/19 programme with something for everybody in this varied programme. For history lovers there is Weaving Goodbye an exhibition looking back at our heritage using nostalgia and contemporary art and the Famous Fifty looking at the stories of local WW1 soldiers in the final month of the First World War Centenary 1914-1918. There is an opportunity to support local artists, crafters and businesses at the Christmas Gift Fair and pick up some unique gifts and celebrate the Rights of Women Centenary 1918-2018 with Fifty Fantastic Females. Don’t forget you can also see the recently restored Hansom Cab and learn about its inventor Joseph Hansom and his connections to Hinckley.

Weaving Goodbye
Now until 14/11/18
Weaving Goodbye was an exhibition by local artist Julie Ridington displayed in Atkins Gallery in 2017 which explored Hinckley’s industrial past through photography, sculpture and drawing. The return of Weaving Goodbye expands on the original theme by looking at now redundant buildings and spaces and showcasing their former use, with the landscape of Weaving Goodbye expanded beyond Hinckley looking at factories and industry in Burbage, Barwell and Earl Shilton. Julie has been working closely with the team at Hinckley District Past and Present who helped expand the project and provide more insight to a period of time when manufacture was major part of this area’s economy. The exhibition this year features new collections on factories such as Eatoughs and Marvins both based in Earl Shilton and one photograph taken at an unknown local factory which artist Julie and HDPP are looking for more insight on. Do you recognise anyone in this photo or can you identify which factory it was taken in? If so please get in touch or let us know in the exhibition comments book

Christmas Gift Fair
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. Also why not treat yourself to a coffee and a cake from the Coffee Van. The event is FREE to enter and open 10:00 to 16:00

To keep update on the Christmas Gift Fair please follow the link to the Facebook event page

Famous Fifty
5 December to 28 December
A commemorative multi-faceted project honouring the Famous Fifty and their contribution and sacrifice in WWI. The Famous 50 were the first men from Coalville and the surrounding area to volunteer for service at the start of WW1 and were one of the first to set foot on French soil. These men are now having their story told through the Famous Fifty exhibition which features 50 WW1 soldier silhouettes which have been decorated by individuals, local groups, schools, and artists. You can learn more about the Famous Fifty at http://www.theheroproject.org.uk
You can see a sneak preview of the Famous Fifty on Saturday 1 December 10:00-13:00 ahead of the exhibition's formal opening on 5 December

Fifty Fantastic Females
7 January 2019 to 1 February 2019
The follow up exhibition to the Famous Fifty is Fifty Fantastic Females, a touring exhibition celebrating the Rights of Women Centenary 1918-2018. This exhibition features famous women from history like Boudicca, and local suffragette Alice Hawkins to modern author Julia Donaldson creator of the Gruffalo’s Child. The achievements of the fantastic females are depicted on female silhouettes and are decorated by local schoolchildren, artists and community groups.

Atkins Gallery is open Monday to Friday 08:30-17:30 and is free to enter. If you would like to exhibit at Atkins Gallery or arrange a school visit please get in touch on .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 01455 247070

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