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Canaletto & the Art of Venice

In 1762 the young monarch George III purchased virtually the entire collection of Joseph Smith, the greatest patron of art in Venice at the time.

Bradgate Park's first comedy night at the Conservatory Tearoom

Saturday 15th July will see the launch of Leicester’s latest comedy venue.    Tucked away in a wooded glade, hidden from view this venue yet just a short drive from the City Centre and visited by 500,000 people a year.  

Dr John C Taylor OBE, who lives on the Isle of Man, has been included in What the British Invented: From the Great to the Downright Bonkers by Gilly Pickup.  The book, published by Amberley Books, details many of the inventions that we take for granted in our everyday lives. 

Visitor Centre celebrates Sandford Award for Heritage Education

The new academic year at the King Richard III Visitor Centre has got underway with some great news for the learning team at the award-winning city centre attraction.  Following two detailed assessments earlier in the year, the Visitor Centre has received a Sandford Award for Heritage Education. 

The Art of Jessica Voorsanger

Published in 2015 by Black Dog Publishing ISBN: 978 1 908966 85 8 - Pages: 160 - Price: £29.95  This is the first comprehensive publication of the artist's practice to date, and includes the major works in The Imposter Series.

An Orchard Odyssey

ISBN: 9780857843265 Price: £24.99 Hardback: 224 pages  “If you look at it the right way, the whole landscape is an orchard!” Naomi Slade (Author). 

Award winning contemporary landscape artist exclusively unveiled his latest collection at Antidote Art.

Leicester based art gallery Antidote Art celebrated a double win this weekend, having not only secured an exclusive showing of hyper realism artist Paul Corfield’s collection before it’s official public release, but also the joy of hitting their second birthday.

Great Bowden Visual Arts Exhibition

Great Bowden Visual Arts Annual Art Exhibition Great Bowden Village Hall Saturday and Sunday 22nd and 23rd October, 10am to 5pm.   There will be a wonderful mix of inspiring local art to delight visitors, and you can choose your favourite in the People's Choice competition. Admission free.

Chuckle Verse

Author: Lizzy Wade - Published by Matador IBSN: 9781784625061 - Paperback 160 pages - Price: £7.99 

Rivers Run

Author Kevin Parr - Published by Rider IBSN: 9781846044915 - Hardback 216 pages - Price: £9.99 

Live Body Painting in aid of Rainbows

    Sunday 31st July 10.30am - 4.30pm (FREE entry)  Professional Body Painters & Models are being inspired by the creative minds ofRoald Dahl & Beatrix Potter Model Village at the Wistow Rural Centre, Kibworth Road, Wistow, Leics. LE8 0QF

The Life of The Robin

  The Life of the Robin, by leading ornithologist David Lack – reissued by Pallas Athene Publishers on 9th June, with 21 illustrations by Peter Gillmor – was first published in 1943 and quickly became a leading text in scientific circles and beyond The book was ground-breaking not only in its findin

The Great Planes Above

A second self-help book by author Amit Kainth  Do you ever wonder that you are something more than this physical body, or you feel that something more exists beyond this creation, looking up and gazing at the stars and feeling a sensation of not belonging here?