STAF 2023
Tue 18 - Fri 21 July 2023 Leicester, United Kingdom


Some general information about Leicester, and things to do can be found here:

A few particular activities to highlight:

  • King Richard III Visitor Centre. Learn about King Richard III and the amazing story of the search for and discovery of his remains in a car park in August 2012, which made national news.

  • Leicester Museum & Art Gallery. A place of discovery with collections and displays spanning the natural and cultural world. General entry is free to all visitors. A family friendly day out, the galleries include Ancient Egypt, Dinosaurs, Wild Space, Leicester Stories Gallery, the Victorian Art Gallery, Arts & Crafts Gallery, Picasso Ceramics: The Attenborough Collection and Leicester’s internationally renowned German Expressionism collection. Formerly known as New Walk Museum.

  • Attenborough Arts Centre. 25 years ago, Attenborough Arts Centre was established by Richard Attenborough (brother of David Attenborough), a lifelong champion of arts and social justice who believed that art is for everyone. Today the centre stays true to his vision, by creating and curating a range of inspiring artistic programmes alongside opportunities to actively participate, focusing particularly on giving platforms to those who are often not heard or represented, enabling them to tell their stories.

  • Visit the University Botanic Garden.

  • If you fancy shopping, try the Highcross Leicester shopping mall or try Leicester Market (an outdoor market and covered food hall).

  • If you fancy the theatre, then try the Curve, or for a show try De Montfort Hall.

If you have any questions about activities in Leicester, please reach out to our Social Chair, Roy Crole.

Beyond Leicester (aka Guildford)

Why not extend your stay with an evening of open air theatre directed by Steffen Zschaler (co-Chair of ECMFA’23)? Watch “Cyrano de Bergerac” with a picnic on the lawn outside a beautiful English manor house near Guildford. Shows are every night from Wednesday to Saturday, and there is also a matinee performance on Saturday.

Info and tickets:

Please get in touch with Steffen if you have any questions about the play or would like some advice on how to travel to Guildford before/after the conference.