UKYA City Takeover: Leicester 2014


Leicester, UK
3 – 6 November 2014

In November 2014, 70 selected artists arrived in Leicester to present their work across ten venues in the city. Over the weekend the city was alive with art, performance and conversation, and the buzz could be felt city-wide. One of the aims of our festival was to 'light up Leicester with creative talent' and it certainly felt like everyone; our artists, the venues and our audiences, came together to achieve this.
One of our artists said this of the festival,

It felt like a dream holiday to spend 3 days in a city filled to the brim with some of the UK's highly skilled artists willing to share their expertise, share life stories, share breakfast or a late night tipple and share their knowledge of working in the Arts industry... You gave us a weekend of luxurious encounters with inspiring art works and practitioners.

The festival's success, and the positivity surrounding it, are depicted in this short retrospective film.