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Space Park Leicester to open its doors for a Community Art Event

The Community Day will be filled with activities, talks and tours and a chance to see the Space: Science & Nature art exhibit.

On 17 October, Space Park Leicester will be hosting a Community Art Event which will include talks, tours and a chance to view the temporary art exhibit – Space: Science & Nature. People will also have the chance to learn about the work that is going on at the Space Park through Show and Tell stands. Also available throughout the day will be art craft activities led by the National Space Centre.

The Community Day will run from 3.30pm – 7.30pm and talks and tours will be repeated throughout the day to give everyone a chance to enjoy the events.  The 15 minute tours will allow members of the public to see the clean room and find out about the work that goes on at Space Park Leicester. A full timetable of activities is available on the Eventbrite page. Food and refreshments will also be available throughout the day.

Space Park Leicester’s first ever art exhibit will be on display throughout the entire Community Day and will feature artwork by thirty artists selected from hundreds of entries. Alongside this work will be the art of the selection panel artists: Loz Atkinson, Matthew Turner, Ione Parkin RWA and Gillian McFarland SSA. The art exhibit will be on display throughout October and tickets for public viewing sessions are also available on Eventbrite.

Academics will be on hand to lead tours around the state-of-the-art facilities and to provide information about the ongoing research being conducted at Space Park Leicester.

Guests will also have the opportunity to learn about Leicester’s involvement in the James Webb Space Telescope, which was launched on Christmas Day 2021. In addition, visitors will be able to take part in space-themed craft activities and can see samples of the moon. Also, on display during the event will be a thermal imaging camera (NCEO) and there will also be a carbon footprint game.

Josh Barker, Education and Outreach Manager at Space Park Leicester, said: “We are thrilled to once again have the opportunity to give our fantastic Leicester community exclusive access to our wonderful research hub.

“Not only will we showcase the phenomenal space art during the action-packed community day, but we will also outline the exciting projects that are currently underway or in the pipeline.”

He added: “It is great to see that the presence of Space Park Leicester is steadily rising not only in the city of Leicester but in the region and the UK as a whole.”

Those wishing to attend the free event need to confirm their attendance via Eventbrite.

People unable to attend the community open event can find out more about Space Park Leicester here: