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Local photographers show ‘spirit of Greyfriars’ in new exhibition

Published on Wednesday, January 4, 2017

LOCAL photographers are set to have their works exhibited after being invited to turn their lenses to the architectural treasures in Leicester’s Greyfriars area.

The exhibition, which runs from January 9 to 15, has been created by the city council and the WotSPACE project at Highcross, after they launched a competition for photographers of all ages to capture the spirt of Greyfriars.

All of the photographs submitted in the competition will feature in the exhibition will be held in in the WotSPACE gallery, and members of the public will be asked to vote for their favourite images in each of three age groups.

The winning photographs will be professionally reproduced as postcards to be made available in the Visit Leicester shop.

The competition is part of the Heritage Lottery Fund-backed Greyfriars Townscape Heritage Initiative.  Sophie Noon, city council project officer for the Townscape Heritage Initiative, said: “The Greyfriars area is such a fascinating part of the city’s old town, with a rich architectural history, and we knew it would inspire local photographers.

“The exhibition will put the photographers talents on show and will hopefully inspire more people to visit this historic part of Leicester.”

Wotspace is on Shires Lane in the in the Highcross Shopping Centre, opposite Costa Coffee. The exhibition will run from January 9 until Sunday 15. Opening times will be 11-5pm Monday to Friday and 12-5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

For more information about the Greyfriars Townscape Heritage Initiative visit