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Embrace Arts is the University of Leicester’s multi-use inclusive arts centre, with a history of promotion and encouragement of engagement in the arts by people with disabilities. Open to all, its award-winning building houses a 120-seater performance area, three studios, and an exhibition gallery. It has a diverse programme of performance and learning activity throughout the year, covering a wide range of art forms, primarily classical music, jazz, dance, comedy, theatre, live art, children’s theatre, crafts, the written word and visual arts. It is located 10 minutes’ walk from the city centre on Lancaster Road, at the edge of the main University of Leicester campus.

We are proud to support students as part of the music scholarship programme. Click here to find out more about how you can apply to gain valuable experience from the Philharmonia Orchestra to develop and showcase your music to a wider audience.

Championed by Lord Attenborough, it is one of only two purpose-built spaces in the East Midlands for the promotion of arts and disability. It fosters inclusive arts practice for artists, audiences and participants across all its performing and visual arts programming, both within the venue and in its outreach activities, which currently engages more than 45,000 people annually.

Location: Leicester, Leicester, UK

Website: embracearts.co.uk

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Baby Disco
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embracearts added an article Traditional ragas and dazzling improvisation – Darbar Un..

Traditional ragas and dazzling improvisation – Darbar Unplugged continues at Embrace Arts

After a stunning start with Kirpal Panesar’s concert in February, Darbar Unplugged returns to Embrace Arts, the University of Leicester’s Arts Centre, on Thursday 27 March.

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  • 10th Mar
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embracearts added an article How much do you want to win?

How much do you want to win?

Gym Party, a new production coming to Embrace Arts, the University of Leicester’s Arts Centre, on Thursday13 March explores how much the three contestants want to win, and how far they are prepared to go to make sure it happens.

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  • 3rd Mar
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embracearts added an article If you have ever wanted to change the world, come to Embra..

If you have ever wanted to change the world, come to Embrace Arts

Do you know how to crash a board meeting, how to avoid becoming romantically attached to an undercover police officer or how to occupy an oil rig?

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  • 28th Feb
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embracearts added an article Traditional ragas and dazzling improvisation – Darbar Un..

Traditional ragas and dazzling improvisation – Darbar Unplugged comes to Embrace Arts

The first of 3 Darbar Unplugged concerts will bring the very best of Indian melody and rhythms to Embrace Arts, the University of Leicester’s Arts Centre, on 27 February.

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  • 21st Feb
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embracearts added an article Half Term help from Embrace Arts

Half Term help from Embrace Arts

If the prospect of a rainy half term week has you at the end of your tether, visit Embrace Arts, the University of Leicester’s Arts Centre, where there is a range of fun activities for younger children.

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  • 12th Feb
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embracearts added an article Yes Mum, I Can Boogie!

Yes Mum, I Can Boogie!

Boogie babies, tap-dancing toddlers and mini disco-divas are invited to dance their way through the jungle at Embrace Arts, the University of Leicester’s Arts Centre.

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  • 28th Jan
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embracearts added an article Transcending the Trauma of Gender Violence? Creatively exp..

Transcending the Trauma of Gender Violence? Creatively exploring empowering responses at Embrace Arts

On 31 January 2014, Embrace Arts, the University of Leicester’s Arts Centre, will bring together artists, survivors, support organisations, and local communities to creatively explore the causes and effects and find empowering responses to gender viol..

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  • 20th Dec
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embracearts added an article Wanted – quick wits, a cool head and some clever detecti..

Wanted – quick wits, a cool head and some clever detection work!

The classic children’s story Emil and the Detectives is coming to Embrace Arts, the University of Leicester’s Arts Centre, where quick wits and detection work will be needed find out which dirty rotten thief stole Emil’s money.

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  • 12th Nov
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embracearts added an article Wanted, artists to debate “What has space ever done for ..

Wanted, artists to debate “What has space ever done for us?”

As part of the innovative new installation, Trajectory, at the University of Leicester’s arts centre, Embrace Arts, multi-media composer Andrew Williams is inviting artists to debate with him “What has space ever done for us?”

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  • 6th Nov
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embracearts added an article What does space sound like?

What does space sound like?

An innovative new installation at the University of Leicester’s arts centre, Embrace Arts, by multi-media composer Andrew Williams, gives a tantalising response to this question.

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  • 28th Oct
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embracearts added an article Embrace Arts invites you to hear A Strange Wild Song

Embrace Arts invites you to hear A Strange Wild Song

Using their highly inventive physical and visual style, Rhum and Clay Theatre Company come to Embrace Arts with their acclaimed production, A Strange Wild Song.

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  • 28th Oct
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embracearts added an article Embrace Arts says ‘Tell us your memories of Richard Atte..

Embrace Arts says ‘Tell us your memories of Richard Attenborough’

Embrace Arts, the University of Leicester’s arts centre, is inviting people to drop in on 31 October and share their memories of Richard Attenborough in Leicester.

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  • 16th Oct
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Bryan Organ 1
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embracearts added a video Bob Burgess

Bob Burgess
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embracearts added a video Dipak Joshi

Dipak Joshi
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embracearts added a video Frank May

Frank May
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embracearts added a video Jake Harvey

Jake Harvey
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embracearts added a video Jean Humphreys

Jean Humphreys
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embracearts added a video Keith Beaumont

Keith Beaumont
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embracearts added a video Kenton Hall

Kenton Hall
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embracearts added a video Louisa Milburn

Louisa Milburn
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embracearts added a video RA in Leicester

RA in Leicester
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Peter Soulsby
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Calling all makers-showcase your craft for FREE @embracearts Open House Sat 29 June. Contact Holly for info on haj9@le.ac.uk 0116 252 2455
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Parkin Presents @embracearts Sat 22 June with some talented chaps - http://t.co/c0Rhhd2wuv @daveparkin http://t.co/asIIuc90X0 0116 252 2455
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Sorry but Turned on its head has been cancelled. Check out Family fun with stories on Sat 13 July. Book http://t.co/nWc0E9wahS 0116 252 2455
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@mdpinchbeck @HatchNottingham Thank you all for all your hard work! :) I hope all the artists received useful feedback to develop their work
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White Peacock children's show, this Sat @embracearts. "This is the best thing Ive seen- its wonderful" http://t.co/aZSM7YyVjB 0116 252 2455