UK New Artists Leicester Takeover 2021
26, February 2021 - 1, March 2021


Performances, exhibitions, talks, events & residencies in theatres, galleries, cultural spaces, city streets & new and unusual places

New and emerging artists from across the UK will takeover Leicester for a long weekend, 26 February - 1 March 2021. Exhibitions, performance, music, writing and film and much more will animate cultural spaces, including LCB Depot, and unusual places, presenting the work of over 50 practitioners at the leading edge of contemporary arts.

In parallel, 20 artists will take up residence in Leicester; participating in collaborative ‘weekenders’ which will investigate ‘sustainability’, ‘placemaking’ and ‘common interest’, respectively.

See the selected artists

* This may be online only - check with producers UK New Artists on Twitter and Instagram and Facebook.



Image above : Navneet Virk - designer/artist based in Leicester, working on the area of innovation in upcycling.
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