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The Golden Age of Bollywood 18+

Wednesdays, 12 Jun – 3 Jul, 2pm – 3.30pm

Tutor Moninder Gainda leads this 4-week voyage of discovery into the golden age of Bollywood. You’ll look at influential films, directors and stars from one of the world’s biggest cinema industries.

/ One-day course

Film & Audience Perspectives 18+

Sat 29 Jun, 11.30am – 5pm

Dive into the dynamic world of cinema from the audience's viewpoint as Dr Connor Winterton uncovers how audience engagement shapes the filmmaking process, and discover the symbiotic relationship between creators and consumers of cinema.

/ One-day course

Film & Representation Theories 18+

Sat 27 Jul, 11.30am – 5pm

Join tutor Dr Connor Winterton for this one-day course exploring theories of representation in film, including feminism and female objectification, race, sexuality and identity.

/ Families & Young People

Phoenix Film Camp (9 – 12) N/A

Mon 29 Jul – Fri 2 Aug, 9.30am – 3.30pm

Develop your talent, learn new skills and make two short films in a week at one of our exciting 5-day summer camps for young filmmakers.

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Phoenix Film Camp (13 – 16) N/A

Mon 5 – Fri 9 Aug, 9.30am – 3.30pm | SOLD OUT

Develop your talent, learn new skills and make two short films in a week at our exciting 5-day summer camps for young filmmakers.

/ Families & Young People

Phoenix Film Camp (17 – 21) N/A

Mon 12 – Fri 16 Aug, 9.30am – 3.30pm

Develop your talent, learn new skills and make two short films in a week at our exciting 5-day summer camps for young filmmakers.

/ One-day course

Film & Textual Analysis 18+

Sat 17 Aug, 11.30am – 5pm

In the concluding part of our film theory series we dive into the subject of film form, and learn how to decode and analyse meanings and messages in cinema. Guided by your tutor you’ll develop the tools and techniques to look beneath the surface and unlock a deeper appreciation for the textual craftsmanship in filmmaking.

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Family Arts Standards

From the Family Arts Campaign

Phoenix is signed up to the Family Arts Standards, a national quality mark for family arts activities.

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Artsmark Partnership

Throughout the school year

Phoenix is an Artsmark Partner, offering schools and education settings a range of activities to support their Artsmark journey.

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Arts Award Supporter

Throughout the school year

Phoenix is a supporter of Arts Council England's Arts Award and offers chances for young people to take part in the cultural experiences necessary to achieve their qualification.

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.