Embrace Arts at the Richard Attenborough Centre, in partnership with University of Leicester, is multi-faceted arts centre open to all. Its state-of-the-art building comprises a 120-seat performance area, three studios and an exhibition gallery.
Embrace Arts promotes a rich programme of performance and learning activities across the calendar, encompassing a wide range of art forms and is one of the few centres in the East Midlands devoted to engaging disabled people in the arts. Embrace Arts nurtures inclusion in the arts for performers and audiences alike, and through its in-house events and outreach initiatives engages more than 45,000 people each year.
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Dr Frank May's memories of Richard Attenborough
Dr Frank May has been a friend of Richard's for over 20 years and a supporter of Richard Attenborough centre. He gave the Bryan Organ portrait of Richard to Embrace Arts. He is looking forward to sharing a bottle of wine with Richard on a future occasion!
Jean Humphreys' memories of Richard Attenborough
Jean Humphreys is a friend of Richard and supporter of Richard Attenborough centre. Jean met Richard when she came to Leicester from Scotland with her husband. The Attenborough family helped her to settle in and she and Richard became life-long friends.
Richard Attenborough in Leicester
'Richard Attenborough in Leicester' is a celebration of Lord Attenborough's 90th birthday and his contribution to culture in Leicester.
To mark his 90th birthday in August 2013, Embrace and Phoenix reached out to people in Leicester whose lives Richard has touched and asked them to recall their experiences and memories. This website provides a living record of those memories. They include a video message recorded for his birthday as well as more detailed interviews and histories recorded for this website and from the East Midlands Oral History Archive. For further info and to see other videos please visit www.richardattenborough.co.uk
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