Black Lives Matter Too! Highfields Library exhibition

Published: 26 October 2020

An exhibition curated by Opal22 Arts and Edutainment in partnership with Leicester Museums and Galleries to highlight the Black Lives Matter Movement and the issues affecting Black People within Leicester and the UK.

On display at Highfields Library Leicester from November 16th 2020.

Free entry Monday – Friday 10am - 4pm (please provide track and trace contact details on arrival)

For opening times after 16th November please check the Leicester Libraries website.

Location: Highfields Library, 98 Melbourne Rd, Leicester LE2 0DS

The exhibition reflects the protests across the city and explores the facts around being Black in the UK. Also included is an original sculpture by artist Merissa Hylton ‘BLM’. The piece explores the use of sign language as a method of communication, and highlights the limitations of UK sign language for people with physical disabilities such as the artist herself, who has Amniotic Band Syndrome which affects the fingers on her right hand.