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The New Incunable Print Shop opens Thursday 6th November

Posted: Tue, 04 Nov 2014 11:00

The New Incunable Print Shop opens Thursday 6th November

Lightbox Studios at LCB Depot
6-29 November, FREE

Phoenix and artist collective Juneau Projects have joined forces on a new participatory exhibition, The New Incunable Print Shop. Design and use your own 3D printed woodblocks to create original artworks, posters and prints inspired by Leicester's cultural heritage. Woodblocks made at the recent workshops will be on display too, and orders for one-off prints can be placed online via newincunable.co.uk.

Your Quarter, Your Culture, Your Story

Posted: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:59

Your Quarter, Your Culture, Your Story

We invite you to step into our video booth and share your stories and memories of Leicester's Cultural Quarter.

Tell us what you used to do in the Cultural Quarter, where you went and who with. Or tell us how you spend your time in the area now. Whatever your story, we want to hear it.

Recording your story is easy – just follow the simple instructions inside the booth. Your video will then be uploaded to the Affective Digital Histories archive and you, and everyone else will be able to access it online.

The video booth will be located in the foyer at Phoenix (Midland Street, Leicester) from 20th October, before it moves onto other Cultural Quarter venues.

Special Film Screening: Northern Soul

Posted: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:30

Special Film Screening: Northern Soul

Screening from Monday 20 October - Thursday 23 October
Phoenix, Midland Street, Leicester

Set in 1974, Northern Soul follows two teenagers whose lives are changed forever when they discover American soul music. No longer satisfied with their future on factory production lines, they dream of going to America to become the best DJs on the Northern Soul scene. Featuring Steve Coogan and Ricky Tomlinson, and directed by Elaine Constantine, it's an uplifting insight into a youth culture that changed a generation.

Affective Digital Histories on TV News!

Posted: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:13

Eagle-eyed viewers in the East Midlands might've spotted project team members Colin Hyde, Andrew Hill and Ming Lim being interviewed about Affective Digital Histories on BBC East Midlands Today during yesterday's lunchtime and evening bulletins. You can 'watch again' on BBC iPlayer (from around 15 minutes in).

What sounds do you make?

Posted: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:59

Homes, offices, workshops, theatre, cinema, pubs, clubs, parties, restaurants, shops, car parks, churches, and more – they are all here in the Cultural Quarter.The Sounds of the Cultural Quarter project invites members of the public to record up to a minute of their home/work/leisure environment in the Cultural Quarter and add it to our library of sounds. These sounds will then be available to all, to create soundscapes, trails or any other audio.

Participants can use their own mobile phone or sound recorder to capture up to a minute of the sounds around them and email it to the Sounds of the Cultural Quarter team: Colin Hyde, University of Leicester or Dr Andrew Hill, De Montfort University.

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