Forgotten Futures collects together a musically diverse programme of artists from across the UK for a full day of immersive performances in spectacular environments within Attenborough Arts Centre’s hall, galleries and studios.
We encourage collisions between music and visual art – whether they are being created simultaneously, responded to, or forming the backdrop for each other.
We hope to be an ‘accessible’ experimental event – challenging but without pretence. Interesting, but still exciting.
We sincerely hope that you can join us as a live audience at Attenborough Arts Centre for Forgotten Futures 2021, but we are well aware that there is a possibility that it will not be safe for you to do so by May next year.
Having already postponed the event by a full year, we think it would be inappropriate for us to push Forgotten Futures back any further. If we are not able to run the event safely at that point, any General Admission ticket holders will be offered a part refund and we will deliver Forgotten Futures 2021 as an entirely live streamed event to the highest standards we are able, including as many of the advertised artists as possible. We want to be completely up front that this is a possibility and we hope that you will support this decision. Keep your fingers crossed that we can deliver the event as it was originally intended, but know that we will make sure we can all participate in Forgotten Futures, in some way, on 1st May 2021.
We will be offering the stream as an accessibility concession whether the event takes place in its intended form or not, so if you would rather experience Forgotten Futures as a streamed event anyway, you can choose that ticketing option now.
The Robot Needs Home Collective was formed in 2004 by members of instrumental band Maybeshewill. They specialise in creating events in unusual and spectacular spaces, and have transformed art galleries, churches, museums and cathedrals into venues for incredible live music. They are part of the teams behind Handmade Festival, White Noise Christmas and Great Central.
The University of Leicester’s Attenborough Arts Centre prides itself on being accessible and inclusive. We want everyone to feel welcome and get involved in what we do.
With over 20 years of experience, our programme offers performance, courses and workshops, contemporary art exhibitions, activities for children and families, and more. We are proud to champion emerging talent and disability-led artists, supporting those starting their careers. Our outstanding access and inclusive work has been recognised, through multiple awards and grants from Arts Council England, BBC Children in Need, Leicester Shire Promotions and Paul Hamlyn Foundation. Our audience has grown to 86,000 people over the last year.