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Curve Gallery

Throughout the year, we offer visual artists in the region the opportunity to display their work to our many thousands of annual visitors a year in our Curve Gallery. Over the past year, we have presented two major exhibitions by graduating Fine Art students from De Montfort University, alongside exhibitions by Emma Jackson, Paul Barrand and Lynne Howarth.

Curve Gallery is open to expressions of interest from individual visual artists or groups looking to exhibit together. If you are interested in presenting your work at Curve, please email [email protected], including a sample of your work.

Forty Years On…
A photography exhibition by Steve Charlish.

Forty Years On… is a collection of street photography by Steve Charlish, who as a teenager started gathering many hundreds of images to build up a creative portfolio.

There are scenes of everyday life and events from the mid-1970s through to 1980, and the collection captures some of the mood of the period. All of the images were taken in Leicester City and echo events in cities all over the UK at this time, as a lifestyle was about to change forever.

Individual prints are available for order directly from Steve at the contact details provided below.

Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @stevecharlish
Facebook: Forty Years On Photography Exhibition

Memoirs of an Asian Football Casual


We are now seeking pictures and videos of 1980s Leicester to feature in our Foyer exhibition during the run of Memoirs Of An Asian Football Casual, from 26 Sep – 6 Oct.

Whether you have snaps of Leicester’s landmarks, footage of the era’s fashion or memories of the city’s football culture, we’d love to see it!

Please send your digital items along with written permission for usage to [email protected].

Please note that by sending us your photographs and/or video, you are acknowledging and agreeing to Curve displaying the images both online and in our Foyer exhibition.

Thank you for your participation!

Foyer Stage

Our Foyer Stage is a space where local, up-and-coming artists, local schools and community groups can showcase their work. Previous artists who have performed include: BBC Introducing (East Midlands), The Simpletones, Eternal Taal, The Dreamettes, Rachael Ball, Elize DeLite’s Electro-Tease, Govannen Irish Ceilidh, Leicester Library Services Family Storytelling and The Rutland Big Band.

The Foyer Stage is open to applications from groups and individuals, offering you the chance to perform in the heart of Leicester’s vibrant cultural quarter. Selected acts will be given a slot on the foyer stage, usually before or after a Curve theatre performance. Whilst we will expect you to cover your own expenses, your performance will give you the opportunity to play to a potential audience of up to 1000 people. Curve will provide technical operators on the day and promote your performance through our social media networks.

If you are interested in displaying your work at Curve, please read the guidelines for Artists information below and then contact [email protected]

Artist Network

Are you a local artist? And would you like to be the first to hear about workshops, masterclasses and special ticket offers available?  If so, sign up to our Artists’ Network at [email protected] to be kept up-to-date with future opportunities.

Guidelines for Artists Information

Foyer Piano

Designed by Kasabian’s keyboardist Ben Kealey, our Foyer Piano is free for musicians to play for either scheduled performances or impromptu sessions. Come and have a play…