Fans flock to Fearless Foxes exhibition
Published on Friday, August 12, 2016
LEICESTER’S ‘Fearless Foxes’ exhibition at the city’s New Walk Museum & Art Gallery is proving to be a big hit with the public.
Since opening its doors in June, the exhibition has attracted more than 50,000 visitors – making it one of the museum’s most popular summer exhibitions ever.
City Mayor Peter Soulsby said: “We all knew that the story of Leicester City’s fairytale season would make a brilliant exhibition, but the public’s response to it has been extraordinary.
“As we look forward to the new season, ‘Fearless Foxes’ gives us an opportunity to look back and re-live every moment of the last unforgettable season.”
Assistant city mayor for culture, leisure and sport Cllr Piara Singh Clair said: “Compared with the same period last year, visitor numbers to the museum are up by around 50% – and we expect that more than 60,000 people will have passed through the doors by the time the exhibition closes next month.
“It’s clearly one of the most popular summer exhibitions we’ve ever put on, and I’m very grateful to the staff of the museum, Leicester City Football Club, BBC Radio Leicester and the Leicester Mercury for their help in creating it.”
Fearless Foxes is continuing to provide the backdrop for some free football-themed events throughout the school holidays.
On Sunday (14 August) at 2pm, representatives from Leicester Ladies’ Football Club will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a talk about the importance of the women’s game.
Reserve your free place by calling the museum on (0116) 225 4900.
From Monday (15 August), youngsters can take part in a competition to design the museum’s very own football team mascot. Entry forms are available at the museum – and there’ll be a prize for the best design submitted by the closing date of 28 August.
On Tuesday (16 August), there will be free football sessions for all ages and all abilities outside in Museum Square
The drop-in sessions run from 11am-1pm and from 2pm-4pm and will be repeated on the following Tuesday (23 August).
The Fearless Foxes Fun Days on Tuesdays also include indoor activities, with a small charge of £2.50 made for craft activities.
More information about ‘Fearless Foxes’ – which continues until Sunday 11 September – is available at www.visitleicester.info
The exhibition is a partnership between the city council, Leicester City Football Club, BBC Radio Leicester and the Leicester Mercury.
New Walk Museum is open seven days a week. Opening hours are 10am to 5pm from Monday to Saturday, and 11am to 5pm on Sundays.