The World Reimagined Leicester

The World Reimagined Leicester

The World Reimagined - what you need to know

The World Reimagined is a ground-breaking, UK art education project to transform how we understand the Transatlantic Trade in Enslaved Africans and its impact on all of us. To commemorate this fantastic project a trail of large Globe sculptures representing an element of historic slavery will be displayed across Leicester until the end of October. The trails are the centrepiece of the project aimed at promoting learning, a sense of community and heritage programs that aim to be all inclusive.

The World Reimagined was designed to inspire pride in what is means to be Black and British and to help everyone understand what British culture actually is, the national art education project aims to get people to understand what happened during the years when transatlantic slave trading was rife throughout the country.

The World Reimagined will bring a trail of 10 captivating globe sculptures to the Leicester streets, each designed by a new or globally-recognised artist.

Themes including 'Mother Africa' and 'The Reality of Being Enslaved' have been given to the Globes and they will be installed throughout Leicester City in places like the train station, The Clock Tower and the Highfields Centre.

BID Leicester has sponsored one of the globes, titled Reimagine The Future: From Roots to Fruit by artists Jarvis Brookfield and located at the Town Hall Square.

Full details of Leicester's artists and artworks are as follows:

  • Natasha Muluswela: Leicester Community Globe - Victoria Park
  • Laura-Kate Pontefract: Mother Africa - Leicester Museum & Art Gallery (moving to Leicester train station next week)
  • Roy Meats: The Reality of Being Enslaved - Leicester Museum & Art Gallery
  • Lou Boyce: Stolen Legacy: The Rebirth of a Nation - outside Medway School
  • Marcus Dove: Abolition & Emancipation - Highfields Centre
  • Richard Rawlins: A Complex Triangle - Orton Square
  • Zita Holbourne: Echoes in the Present - The Clock Tower
  • The Mighty Creatives: Still We Rise - St Peter's Square, Highcross
  • Lakwena Maciver: Expanding Soul - Stephen Lawrence Research Centre, DMU
  • Jarvis Brookfield: Reimagine The Future: From Roots to Fruit - Town Hall Square

A QR code at each site links to a map showing the locations of all 10 globes.

Globes designed by children at Leicester schools will be on display at Curve, Highcross, Beta X and the LCB Depot too.

If you're in Leicester between now and the end of October we highly recommend that you look for the globes and learn all about various parts of key history from within the UK during The World Reimagined in Leicester. If you're visiting Leicester and need somewhere to stay then look no further than Holiday Inn Leicester Wigston, with our amazing selection of rooms and customisable amenities you can really make your holiday your own.

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