280 Characters (You're Off Mute)
28, May 2021 - 15, June 2021


in our cafe-bar Rutland Street window
part of the citywide 280 Characters art trail

A Spark Arts project which uses the power of creative writing to improve literacy skills, develop confidence and self-esteem with young people : 280 Characters gives children the chance to have their voices seen and heard!

120 Leicester children from 2 schools in Braunstone and Belgrave have been writing poems with festival poet John Berkavitch to express their thoughts and feelings and the changes and challenges they face.

In close consultation with the children, international artist Will Holmes has turned these poems into a series of artworks which will form a dynamic, illustrated trail on bus stops, shop fronts and digital screens across Leicester from 31 May to 14 June.

See a map of all of the locations

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