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Finale for World Reimagined globes

Published on Wednesday, November 2, 2022

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Globes outside Leicester Museum

A NATIONAL art education project that aimed to transform understanding of the transatlantic slave trade will come to an end this month.

The World Reimagined brought a trail of 10 stunning globe sculptures to the city’s streets in August – and all 10 are now displayed outside Leicester Museum & Art Gallery on New Walk.

From 12 noon on Saturday (5 November), a finale event at the museum – inspired by the project – will feature dance, steel-pan and poetry workshops, as well as the chance to create your own globe.

The World Reimagined Leicester Finale takes place from 12 noon until 4pm on Saturday (5 November). All activities are free of charge.

Deputy city mayor Cllr Piara Singh Clair said: “These impressive globe sculptures have not only provoked debate and discussion, and helped improve our understanding of the impact of the slave trade, but they also brought a spectacular splash of colour to the streets of Leicester this summer.

“Our finale event at Leicester Museum on Saturday provides a chance to see all 10 globes, before the project comes to an end later this month.”

With themes such as ‘Mother Africa’ and ‘The Reality of Being Enslaved’, the fibreglass globes have helped to highlight the reality and impact of the transatlantic slave trade in enslaved Africans.

The World Reimagined also brought art trails to Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Liverpool City Region, London and Swansea this summer.

More information about The World Reimagined is available here