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Creative Corner

with various artists

26 and 27 August 2023


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We’re filling Jubilee Square with creative activities that are all inspired by nature.

Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 August:

Magical Textile Creations Workshop – Leicester Textiles Festival
The Leicester Textiles Festival will be creating a magical installation, with bright and colourful blooms and maybe a few creatures, made from textiles and re-purposed items. People will be able to add to the garden throughout the weekend with all activities accessible for anyone to participate. The installation will reflect the ethos of Re/action Festival over the bank holiday weekend and then move on to the Leicester Textiles Festival in September.

Worn Stories Exhibit – The Laughing Cactus Printmaking Studio and Ruth Singer 
Worn Stories is part of a National Lottery Community Funded project which focuses on using different print techniques with fabrics from all over the world, connecting the stories of our participants from British Red Cross about what the fabrics mean to them in a creative way. The exhibition of this collective work will be available for people to enjoy over the weekend.

Bike-Based Challenges – Cyclone Works LTD 
Curious cycling challenges are available for you to see who makes the leaderboards. Challenge your friends and family to Race against the Clock or Crush Cans the fastest on these innovative pedal-powered creations.

Greenhouse Atelier – Seeds & Dreams
Make mini plant prints with us! You can bring a leaf from your favourite plant, find a fallen leaf on your journey to the festival or pick one that the Seeds & Dreams team have harvested from their gardens and allotment – we’ll help identify them and then create colourful miniature prints using our specialist tiny printing press with eco-friendly and sustainably sourced inks and artist papers.
Do you have leftover seeds from this year’s planting season? Bring them along to our Community Seed Library. We’ll be sharing seeds, the stories behind them and hopes and dreams for planting them in the years to come. Design and make origami seed packets for yourself or the Community Seed Library.

Dr Bike Fixing Sessions – Community Cycles
Pop by for a tightening of your brakes or fix a puncture with the Dr Bike Fixing sessions. Have you got a wobbly shopping basket or a wonky mudguard? Get yourself to Dr Bike and he’ll have you back on the road in a jiffy!

Crafts and Chats – Climate Action Leicester 
Climate Action Leicester are hosting drop-in workshops where people can make draught excluders, floor cushions and wrist warmers. During the workshops, people are encouraged to discuss energy cost and climate topics with the Climate Action Team.

Saturday 26 August
12.00pm-1.30pm How to reduce home energy use
1.30pm-3.00pm Coping with a cold home
3.00pm-4.30pm Eco-renovation bit by bit: Insulation, solar and heat pumps

Sunday 27 August
12.00pm-1.30pm How to reduce home energy use
1.30pm-3.00pm Eco-renovation bit by bit: Insulation, solar and heat pumps
3.00pm-4.30pm Coping with a cold home

Sustainable Urban Drainage Model – Trent Rivers Trust
People are invited to get hands-on with one of the latest innovations that will reduce your impact on your local environment. The model can be used to show how creating little changes to your home, such as planting a rain garden or changing driveways to permeable paving, can slow the flow of water and help reduce the risk of flooding in urban areas.

Saturday 26 August
Giant Embellished Sequins workshop – Jessica Grady
People are invited to join Jessica as she creates and collects Giant Sequins made from reclaimed and recycled materials that will develop into a city-wide trail in early 2024. As part of a National Lottery Community Funded project, school children and community groups across the city will be producing their very own giant sequins that will feature in a 10-stop tour across the city next year! Make sure you’re one of the first giant sequin makers for the project on our festival weekend!

Sunday 27 August
Storytelling sessions – Chandni Mistry
1.00pm-1.15pm | 2.00pm-2.15pm | 3.00pm-3.15pm
Come and join Chandni Mistry, practitioner and writer at Curve Theatre, on a storytelling adventure – how do we look after our trees and what secrets might be living in them?

Chandni Mistry has written Curve Theatre’s 2023 Christmas production ‘The Owl Who Came For Christmas’.


Access information:

What to expect:

  • Suitable for all ages
  • Join in

Jubilee Square sits at the top of the High Street in Leicester and is fully accessible with some permanent seating arrangements too. Some of the workshops will take place around the grass areas which have dropped kerb access, we will try to ensure that the workshop areas will be accessible from all sides.

If you have any questions over access or want to request some additional provisions to assist you in attending this performance, please contact

The Community Fund logo

A colourful dragon made from recycled materials sits in a tree.

Image: Rebecca Harvey

An illustrated map of Jubilee Square.

Image: @cheodemerda

A model woman made from recycled materials sits under a red umbrella.

Image: Rebecca Harvey

A child sitting at a desk at a workshop.

Image: Seeds and Dreams

A number of prints on a table with some Community Fund flags in different colours.

Image: Art Reach

A child holding a cup full of seeds.

Image: Seeds and Dreams

A number of prints on different papers on a table.

Image: Art Reach