Events

Two Queens Members Show Exhibition Launch

12 November 2021, 18:00:00

Join us for the launch of Two Queens members' exhibition, an open and inclusive showcase of recent work by studio holders and associate members, encompassing a range of practices and disciplines.

Portrait of a City

13 November 2021, 12:30:00

A whistle-stop walking tour spotlighting the story of the early art and design scene in the city and help explain why Leicester is said to have the second largest cluster of creative businesses outside London. This event is aimed at adults.

Book your place at:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/192173685667

Organised by Leicester City Council for Leicester Art Week

Family Workshop

13 November 2021, 12:00:00

This month Phoenix will join Two Queens for a mega Art Week family workshop inspired by our Members Show! Join us for fun, creative taster activities for children aged 4+. Drop in, no booking required. There may be a wait during busy times. Wear clothes you don't mind getting messy!

Winter Open Studios Event

13 November 2021, 10:00:00

The winter open studios event will allow visitors to meet the artists’, see them working in their studio space, and engage with them. The exhibition spaces showcase the work of all artists and are created in a variety of media.

Make work, work for you, Artist Development Workshop led by Lizzie Reid

14 November 2021, 15:00:00

The pandemic has highlighted that everyone approaches work differently. There is no one-size-fits-all time and project management tool, but with self-knowledge you can custom-make your own! In this interactive self-reflection session, you'll challenge some of your internalised perceptions about work ethic, throw away the ones not serving you, and use the others to re-write your expectations of yourself to inform a new schedule and belief system that makes work, work for you.

Family Workshop - Yellow

14 November 2021, 13:00:00

Next Creative Movers: Navneet Virk

18 November 2021, 16:00:00

Artist talk. Navneet Virk works across fashion and fine art, creating sustainable art from waste material. A graduate of De Montfort, this will be a great opportunity to hear about her post graduate journey ahead of seeing her work at UK New Artists’ Leicester City Takeover in 2022.

Book your place at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/next-creative-movers-navneet-virk-tickets-198876594247

Silver Vine Arts take over Gallery Lates

19 November 2021, 19:00:00

An exciting evening of art and live music programmed by SVA and Magic Teapot. Performances from Echolocation, Flynny O'Flynn, Strizzy Strauss, and Smoke Test. James Chantry will present a rich and visceral, layered, transdisciplinary video installation, exploring links between land, magic, supernatural, folklore, and queerness. Made with additional collaborative material from Leila Houston and performers from DMU. Plus opportunity to buy original arts and crafts by local artists from stalls. Queenie Tea will also be paying a visit, she enjoys a cup of tea and chit-chat with any passer-by!

Wrestling Resurgence: 4th Anniversary Showcase. Once Upon a Time In Resurgence.

20 November 2021, 19:00:00

Wrestling Resurgence is the East Midlands premiere wrestling company. Join the team for the 4th year celebration, showcasing the very best British Wrestlers! Follow our YouTube channel (“Wrestling Resurgence”) for a free screening of the whole show the following week.

Family Printing Fun!

20 November 2021, 11:00:00

Artist led workshop where participants can print a bag or T-shirt using fabric paints and everyday objects, and also a light shade for a battery powered tea-light. (Price includes all materials and tuition to create one bag or t-shirt and one tea light shade). (note: t-shirts may not be available in all sizes). Parents can craft too if they like, just pay for an extra participant. Come suitably dressed for painting, bring an apron!

Cultural Comedy Tour with Sarah Johnson

21 November 2021, 12:00:00

Combining the most exciting comedians on the circuit with their favourite museums and art galleries, Cultural Comedy Tours brings the best of both worlds together: explore the artworks within ‘The World is a Work in Progress’ and ‘Yambe Tam: Cosmic Garden’ on an unforgettable comedy tour.

Seth Kriebel – The Death of King Arthur

12 November 2021, 19:00:00

The Death of King Arthur is a new version of a very old story, an interactive twist on the enduringly popular tales of Arthur and his knights. Choose which parts of the story you want to hear. Sit back and enjoy or actively take part in the decisions that guide the story. Each show is unique, depending on the audience’s choices… bringing a lost Britain back to life and asking what the old tales can tell us in these complicated times. Examining British identity, our relationship with Europe and ‘fake news’, The Death of King Arthur explodes the legend we all think we know and asks: What story do you want to believe?

Vegetation Education

13 November 2021, 12:30:00

How do pioneering plants turn inhospitable architecture into sites of potential life? How can we observe, identify and use wild plants that live amongst us. With a cultural resurgence of ‘foraging’, can we unlock a deeper connection to “weeds” in observing without judgment?

Book your place at:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/192182933327

Organised by Leicester City Council for Leicester Art Week

Crafty Christmas - Saturday Sessions

13 November 2021, 12:00:00

Festive creative drop in sessions for young people led by professional artists/tutors in different art- forms including screen printing, clay modelling with a Christmas theme - making decorations / gifts for themselves or someone else. Refreshments included.

Makers Yard Open Studios

13 November 2021, 12:00:00

Meet some of the artists, designers and makers, see their studios, and buy their work!

Traces of Spaces Zine Walk

14 November 2021, 12:30:00

During this artist led walk, participants will be creating their own small zine about the walk. Using a variety of art methods for example printing, rubbing, drawing and writing, they will be shown creative and accessible ways of capturing the personality of spaces en-route, and make a lasting record of their journey.

Book your place at:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/192183916267

Organised by Leicester City Council for Leicester Art Week

ARTISTS’ FILM NIGHT - SELECTED BY BETH KETTEL

16 November 2021, 20:30:00

For this screening, artist Beth Kettel has selected a diverse programme of contemporary and 20th Century artists’ film and video in response to her exhibition The Sound of Somebody Changing Their Mind.



The programme will include Death Day by Soviet avant-garde director Sergei Eisenstein, early films by British director Peter Greenaway, Ed Emshwiller’s pivotal early electronic piece Sunstone and pioneering UK filmmaker John Smith’s Associations.



Contemporary works include the Jerwood/FVU Awards commission Material Witness OR A Liquid Cop by Ed Atkins, alongside recent pieces by Stephen Crowe, Reactor and Trouble Wanted.



This event has been generously supported by Leicester Art Week and made possible by public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Soundtrack the Gallery

19 November 2021, 14:00:00

Explore German Expressionism through sound and haptic movement. Using apps which generate sound through touch, you’ll create your own musical composition to the artworks of Franz Marc, Wassily Kandinsky, Ernst Kirchner and more. You can use the iPad available at the workshop or your own phone. No musical experience is necessary.

Book your place at: https://leicestermuseums.arttickets.org.uk/leicester-museum-art-gallery/2021-11-19-soundtrack-the-gallery

Leicester Print Workshop's Print Bazaar

20 November 2021, 10:00:00

Come and see our beautiful building, our impressive printmaking facilities and purchase some of the wonderful work created by the LPW artists that make our Studio their home. Our whole building will be open and filled with selling stalls of original prints, greeting cards, textile prints and printed ephermera by our Members. Come and meet our Studio users and have a go at making your own letterpress print! This event will also see the return of our infamous £25 Print Extravaganza, grab a bargain and support printmaking and printmakers!

Pop up Cinema Screening of Martha Cooper: A Picture Story

20 November 2021, 19:00:00

This award winning documentary tells the story of the first female photographer at the New York times and how she became a global Icon of the Graffiti world.

West End Studio Trail

20 November 2021, 12:00:00

A great opportunity to meet local artists, see their studios and buy their art at locations across Leicester's West End. See Instagram @westendstudiotrail or bit.ly/3hZ5Pwp for full listings and locations.

Tightrope presents Scratch ‘n’ Sniff

21 November 2021, 19:00:00

Small but mighty arts collective, Tightrope present an eclectic night of new and exciting performance work. We’ve been running online versions of our scratch nights for the last year and a half (because, y’know) so we’re thrilled to be inviting a selection of our favourite artists back alongside artists new to Tightrope to perform for you in person! So let’s swap online for offline, Facebook live streams for faces and real-life scenes, and Zoom for a room. See you there!

100 year camera photowalk and darkroom workshop

13 November 2021, 10:00:00

Spread over two Saturdays, you will provided with a 100 year old camera and some film (not so old), after a walk photographing the city, we'll return to the darkroom to process the films. The second session we'll show you how to make prints from your negatives. Check website for booking details.

CQ Earlies at LCB Depot

13 November 2021, 12:00:00

Our monthly family focussed creative try-out day with multiple creative activities to explore. Part of CQ Earlies, creative activities across Leicester's Cultural Quarter

Family Gallery Workshops - The World is a Work in Progress

13 November 2021, 13:00:00

Explore our exhibition then use our free art materials to create a joyful & hopeful work of art, to inspire others about the power of art to change lives

Lactofermenting for life

14 November 2021, 12:00:00

Join artist, environmentalist and cook Sean Roy Parker for a hands-on workshop producing Lacto-fermented foods that are beneficial to your microbiome. Throughout the session we will consider ideas of food sovereignty, interspecies collaboration and ethnographic history.

Book at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/195049798197

Open Play - Yellow

14 November 2021, 10:30:00

Next Creative Movers: Jarvis Brookfield

18 November 2021, 14:00:00

Next Creative Movers: Jarvis Brookfield
Artist talk. Drawn from imagination, Jarvis Brookfield’s paintings contemplate his experiences with mystical visionary states, celebrating the transcendental. A graduate of De Montfort, this will be a great opportunity to hear about Jarvis’ journey ahead of seeing his work at UK New Artists’ Leicester City Takeover in 2022.

Book your place at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/next-creative-movers-jarvis-brookfield-tickets-198869573247

Role Play

19 November 2021, 17:00:00

Chloe Mashiter and Anna Dobrucki are theatre-makers who use their experience in interactive and immersive theatre to design and run tabletop role-playing games. For Art Week they will be running games of the classic game Dungeons & Dragons. The sessions are suitable for both new and experienced players, but places are limited and pre-booking is required. To book a place email: leicestergallery@dmu.ac.uk

Landmark Art and Greetings Cards

20 November 2021, 14:00:00

Artist led workshop where participants can create their own artwork of a local landmark using a simple monoprint technique, & design and stamp a greetings card using a reusable foam block. You will take home your mounted artwork ready to frame and your own reusable foam block so you can print more cards at home. Bring an apron and be prepared to get a little ink on your hands.

Kids Zine Making Workshop

20 November 2021, 10:00:00

In this workshop your child will learn a little bit about the history of zines and why people make them before creating their own. They will also be awarded an Arts Award Discover. All materials provided.

Open Studios

20 November 2021, 12:00:00

Take a sneak peek behind the scenes at Two Queens artist-run gallery and studios, see work in progress and chat to our resident artists.

“Gracie’s Forest Adventure” Book Signing and Story Telling Event

21 November 2021, 11:30:00

Join us for a storytelling session with author Carole Cafferty reading her new book 'Gracie’s Forest Adventure'. The session will include craft activities designed by the book's illustrator Rosie Johnson that can be completed on the day or taken home.

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