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Coral Form installation by Nicki Merrall Designs

My Transition from Scientist to Artist

It is nearly a year since I graduated with an MA in Fashion and Textiles from Nottingham Trent University.  Now, together with some of my fellow Masters graduates (Brenda Baxter and Janet Wootton) I’m installing work for an exhibition, “Transitions”, which opens tomorrow. The exhibition reflects on the transitions that occur whilst working towards an […]

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Feltings - mobile phone cosies

Makers’ Yard and Makers’ Mart

In my last post I wrote about the St George’s area of Leicester and showed you some of the old warehouses and factory buildings.  Regeneration of this area and its rebranding as ‘The Cultural Quarter’ started around 2000.  A new theatre (Curve) was built, Leicester’s arts cinema (Phoenix) relocated, and the Moderne cinema became the Athena conference centre. Alongside these […]

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The Exchange Building

The Cultural Quarter, Leicester

Recently I visited the Cultural Quarter in Leicester.  Even though I grew up near this city and visited often, this is an area with which I’m not that familiar.  The things I do remember are the Moderne former Odeon cinema and the ‘flat-iron’ corner of The Exchange Building, with its original shop fronts. In its […]

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