FORMAT24 International Photography Festival

22 March 2024

Photography, Video and Visual Storytelling

In March and April 2024 the LCB creative programme collaborates with FORMAT Festival, celebrating its’ 20th anniversary with exhibitions on the theme “Future Now”

Artists from around the world have responded to an open call exploring the theme FUTURE NOW. Selected work will be exhibited in 8 venues across Leicester city centre from the Highcross and Haymarket to ISKCON, Leicester Coffee House, LCB Depot and 3 other Cultural Quarter locations

The exhibitions are part of FORMAT24 Presents programme. FORMAT is based at Derby QUAD.

Additionally, on Granby Street, there will be portraits of local city residents created by artist Khatun in the exhibition Picturing Leicester, as a culmination of the Picturing High Streets Leicester’s Residency.  

Find out more about where an how to see the exhibitions below and follow the season on social media @lcbdepot and @formatfestival 

Exhibition open times

LCB Depot – 9-5pm Monday to Friday (closed for Easter 29 March – 1 April)

Please note the gallery will be used for screenings for 1 hour each afternoon from weds- Fri from April 17th – 26th. Find out more here

ISKCON Leicester 11-3pm, Weds – Saturdays (closed for Easter 29 March – 1 April)

Leicester Coffee House – 7am to 4pm Mon to Friday

Exchange – 10am – 12am daily (1-8pm sundays)

The Real Ale Classroom –  24 hours street display

Rich & Carr Solicitors – 24 hours street display

Haymarket 7.30am – 7pm daily (10:30 am–5:30 pm sundays)

Highcross 9.30am-7pm daily (11-5pm sundays)

Picturing Leicester will be in the street from Leicester Train Station to the Highcross from March 22- April 19th 



Fri March 22nd, 6-8pm. Festival Launch at LCB Depot. Join us for a special evening at LCB Depot as we host the highly anticipated launch event for the Leicester section of FORMAT24. Free tickets here

Thursday March 28th, 5-10pm. Last Friday street food night. This month Last Friday is on a Thursday! (we’re closed for the bank holiday). Join us for the usual blend of food, drink, live music, comedy, and this month get a late night look at photography from around the world as part of FORMAT24. Tickets from £2.20 

Sat April 13th, 12-4pm. Making Movies at Cultural Quarter Earlies. Make props, costumes, a set, monsters- star in your own movie and see it on the big screen. Free tickets here  

Weds April 17th- Fri 26th Screen 2024. A series of film screenings from animators, documentary makers, video artists, dancers and performers, drama and comedy filmmakers. More info at

Friday April 26th, 5-10pm. Last Friday street food night. Join us for the usual blend of food, drink, live music, comedy, and this month + last chance to see photography from around the world as part of FORMAT24. Tickets from £2.20. Tickets coming soon.


Ade Salako
Aindreas Scholz
Alena Grom
Alessandra Leta
Alessandro Bo
Craig Ames
Danny Franzreb
Dawn Woolley
Enrique Pezo Gómez
Erkin Bolzhurov
Federico Stoto
Gabriella Demczuk
Hyunmin Ryu
Ilaria Sagaria
Irene Ferri
James Shaw
Jessie Edwards-Thomas
Jorge Pérez Higuera
Kristian Buus
Lesha Pavlov
Lilly Lulay
Lu Mazen
Luciana Demichelis
Mauro Antonio Barreto
Mona Sartoveh

Monia Marchionni
Natalia Ershova and Maksim Mikh​altsov
Nora Obergeschwandner
robin hardman
Santiago Escobar-Jaramillo
Seb Agnew
Sumi Anjuman
Theo Ellison
Wu Hao

Lead image: @francescocapassoff

The exhibitions are funded by Leicester High Street Heritage Action Zone and Arts Council England. FORMAT is partnered with University of Derby and funded by Derby City Council. Picturing Leicester is funded by Historic England and is part of the wider Picturing High Streets project, commissioned by Historic England and delivered by Photoworks as part of the High Streets Heritage Action Zone Cultural Programme.  FORMAT24 is proudly sponsored by Weekend Offender.