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Free 3D video projection event this Sunday

Amazing 3D video projection show in Leicester this Sunday

Leicester is celebrating 100 years of votes for women with a spectacular final event on Sunday 3 March – and it promises to be a truly unforgettable experience.

In a 30-minute show, event specialists Shared Space & Light will transform the city’s new market square with stunning video-mapped imagery and large-scale projection that will use the historic Corn Exchange as a canvas.

Extraordinary light effects, archive footage and a bespoke soundtrack will combine with live performance to create something special that you won’t want to miss…

And even if you know nothing about Alice Hawkins – the shoe factory machinist who led the women’s suffrage movement in Leicester in the early 1900s – you’re sure to be inspired by this unique representation of her story. And with International Women’s Day just a few days away, it’s a great opportunity to remember one of Leicester’s finest!

Shared Space & Light are the company behind the spectacular Lighting of the Torch ceremony at the 2012 Paralympic Games and the amazing installations at Durham’s world-class Lumière festival – but they have also produced video art for the Grand Canal in Venice and even a desert in the United Arab Emirates. With a track-record like that, their first visit to Leicester should be memorable.

Make sure you don’t miss out by picking up your wristband for the event from the Visit Leicester centre on Gallowtree Gate. Wristbands are also available from the customer services desk in Highcross, and from New Walk Museum and Art Gallery.

Places for the 6.30pm show are filling up fast, but there’s good availability for the shows at 7.45pm and 9pm, so why not enjoy a meal or a few drinks in the city centre first, before being part of something truly remarkable?

You can also take advantage of discounts for wristband holders being offered by local businesses to mark the event. These include free admission to the King Richard lll Visitor Centre after 2pm on Sunday 3 March, 15% off drinks at Bar Bruxelles, and 20% off a full-price purchase at Clark’s Shoes. Details of further discounts can be seen on Twitter @visit_leicester

The event is completely free, thanks to funding from the Government’s Centenary Cities fund.

More information is available from the Visit Leicester centre on Gallowtree Gate. The centre will stay open until 9pm on Sunday (3 March) for last-minute wristband collection.

Regards, GMB Leicester Services Branch

Posted: 25th February 2019

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