Season Long Events

Now until Sunday 30th June

Mods: Shaping A Generation Exhibition
This critically acclaimed major exhibition includes includes scooters, ephemera, and original 1960s clothing provided by designer Roger K Burton as seen in the film Quadrophenia. The audio-visual experience includes eyewitness accounts and photographs from Leicester and Nottingham Mods, which have never been seen or heard before. The exhibition is curated and designed by social history author Shaun Knapp based around his latest book, Mods: Two City Connection, Joe Nixon, co-founder of Arch Creative, and Soft Touch Arts.

Shaping A Generation

Modified Exhibition

Soft Touch Arts has involved up to 100 young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, giving them the opportunity to meet older generation Mods and participate in creating Modified, an ‘inspired by’ Mod culture exhibition at their city centre gallery.

Four groups have each worked around a theme – music, fashion, design and film – to create artefacts for the exhibition. Each group has learnt about original 60’s Mod Culture and looked at and listened to the music, fashion, design and film of the time.

Quotes from interviews with original Mods have also given them a flavour of the time and been used as inspiration for their own pieces. The exhibition is themed to reflect a 1960’s coffee bar and there will be sixties inspired drinks and cakes available at certain points during the exhibition to encourage visitors to sit down, reflect and talk.


Friday 14th June-Sunday 30th June

Mods 19:64
Photographs and anecdotes of the original Leicester & Nottingham Mods, recreating scenes of the 1960s in iconic locations across both cities.

Friday 14th June-Sunday 30th June

Sixties Season
Screenings of iconic 1960’s films at inc. Quadrophenia, Saturday Night, Sunday Morning, Blow Up, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner and Bronco Bullfrog

Monday 17th-Friday 28th June

Daily Mod Leicester Walking Tours with Shaun Knapp

Join author, Shaun Knapp, in partnership with Soft Touch Arts, for an informal walking tour around the old Mod haunts of Leicester. Visit key sites, including the Il Rondo, Ron’s, The Green Bowler and various cafes, and listen to stories from this remarkable decade. (Tickets available via box office 0116 225 4900)

14:00 - 15:30

Saturday 15th June-Sunday 30th June

Curve Young Dance Co.
Performances of dance pieces inspired by Mod music and fashion

Various Locations