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/ Exhibition

Virtual Textual

Fri 6 Oct – Sun 17 Dec

Virtual Textual explores the digital aspects of game-based poetry, bringing together artists from across the globe in an exhibition that champions innovative, but also careful uses of technology.

/ Exhibition

CAS: Leicester Computer Art Pioneers

Thu 2 Nov – Sun 30 Jan | Café Bar, FREE

In partnership with the Computer Arts Society, this new exhibition explores Leicester's computer art history from the 1960s to the 1990s, and features work by eight pioneering artists who lived and worked in Leicester during this time.

/ Art

Christopher MacInnes: Terra regis / terra neminis (2023)

Until 17 Dec

Phoenix and Off Site Project are excited to announce the launch of Christopher MacInnes’s Terra regis / terra neminis (2023), a new media-wall artwork responding to the current Virtual Textual exhibition.

/ Online art event

A Virtual Ramble: Nature-writing in Digital Landscapes

Thu 30 Nov, 7pm – 8.30pm | Online event

Join a virtual ramble through Red Dead Redemption's American frontier with poet Calum Rodger, inspired by his poetic travelogue 'Rock, Star, North.' which features in our gallery exhibition, Virtual Textual.

/ Workshop

Explorative Poetry: A Wandering Workshop N/A

Sun 10 Dec, 1.30pm - 4pm | FREE, booking advised

Join us for this poetry games workshop inspired by our Virtual Textual exhibition, where you'll have the opportunity to use the brand new game-making engine Downpour.

Access Cinema

Regular screenings for people with differing access needs, to give all our customers the chance to enjoy a great cinema experience.

Audio described screenings

For our customers who are blind or have slight loss, many films now come with audio description, where a recorded narrator describes the on-screen action during gaps in the dialogue.

Autism friendly

For children and adults on the autistics / Asperger’s spectrum, these screenings have reduced sound levels, partially raised lighting, no trailers and freedom to move around.

Descriptive subtitles

For anyone who is deaf or has hearing loss, we show subtitled versions of the latest English language movies in our main cinema screens.

Phoenix Leicester

Phoenix is Leicester’s centre for independent cinema, art and digital culture. Films and art deserve to be experienced somewhere special – which is why the whole Phoenix team works hard to make Phoenix a place where everyone can feel welcome and inspired.

Following a multi-million pound expansion, Phoenix now boast four state-of-the-art cinema screens, and shows everything from micro-budget independent films to the latest Hollywood blockbusters, plus film festivals and special events. And as an independent venue, the team handpicks Phoenix’s cinema programme specifically for Leicester audiences, so you’ll see things at Phoenix that aren’t screening in any other local cinemas.

With two superb galleries, Phoenix’s digital art programme presents exciting and innovative work by local and international artists; and short courses, workshops and activities provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn about and create their own film and art.

Our newly opened Café Bar offers a stylish and comfortable place to see friends and relax over a meal and drinks, or meet with clients and catch up on some work.

Phoenix believes that film and art have the power to enhance lives, and for many customers Phoenix staff make the difference. With a clear passion for their work, you’ll find many are studying film or art locally, or are involved in the wider creative community Phoenix attracts.

And as a local charity, all earnings go back into developing Phoenix’s creative programmes, enabling them to reach out to more people.

We hope to see you soon.