On 19 November 2009 Phoenix opened the doors to our new, purpose-built venue, having moved from our previous home on Upper Brown Street (fondly remembered by many customers as “old Phoenix”) as part of a massive project to regenerate the St George’s area of the city.
This month, Phoenix celebrates 10 years in what is now Leicester’s Cultural Quarter. Over the past decade we’ve screened over 3,000 different films from across the globe, staged more than 80 exhibitions, served countless cups of tea and coffee, run hundreds of short courses, and become a cornerstone of the city’s cultural scene for many thousands of people.
We think 10 years is a milestone worth celebrating, so from Friday 15 – Tuesday 19 November we’re holding a host of special events and screenings to mark the occasion.
Also part of our 10th anniversary celebrations, we’ve commissioned a new artwork – Three Breaths in Empty Space – from artist and composer Bret Battey, who was the artist behind the first exhibition in our Cube gallery back in November 2009. Join us for the exhibition launch on Tuesday 19 November.
As we take stock and look back over the last 10 years, we should also take the opportunity to consider what the future holds for us. Our ambitious ‘Phoenix 2020’ expansion plans will ensure that Phoenix continues to flourish and remains a much-loved cultural venue for the people of Leicester and beyond.
We’d like to thank all our customers for your continuing support.