Phoenix is a haven for world cinema, independent movies, film festivals and media arts, based in the heart of Leicester's cultural quarter.

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Opening hours

Mon to Fri: 9.00 - 23.00
Sat & Sun: 10.00 - 23:00

Admission charges

All exhibitions are free of charge, fees vary for screenings and performances

Collection details

Design, Film and Media, Fine Art, Music, Performing Arts

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A busy scene by a mural in Malaysia

Wu Chi-Yu – Reading List

  • 5 October — 13 November 2017 *on now

Taiwanese artist Wu Chi-Yu explores censorship and national identity in this new film installation, commissioned by Phoenix and Videoclub in association with Osmosis Festival Taipei.

Filmed in Northern Malaysia, the film features interviews with local communities, documenting their interactions with – and reactions to – books and literature that have been banned by the Malaysian state.

Focusing on a pair of bookstores, where banned items are smuggled in, Chi-Yu investigates the underground reading habits of these communities and their demand for knowledge and information forbidden by the state.

Wu Chi-Yu is a leading Taiwanese artist filmmaker, whose work explores the varied connections between history, politics, the individual, and the collective in society. His practice revolves around the moving image, looking for contemporary narratives in lost memory through the reproduction of oral history and myths.

He has exhibited in the Taipei Biennial, Taipei, Taiwan (2016); 2nd China Central Academy of Fine Arts Future Exhibition, Beijing, China (2015); and Fest — New Directors/New Films Festival, Espinho, Portugal (2015)

Suitable for

  • Any age


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Artist's Moving Image Day: Little City Studio

  • 11 November 2017 10:15am-6pm

Little City Studio is a day-long festival of films, discussions and performances exploring process, production and performance in artist’s moving image from the perspective of provincial urban centres like Leicester.

The ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts, London) will lead a seminar with Will Rose, Producer of Pavilion (Leeds), providing a platform to explore and establish themes for the rest of the day’s discussion.

Alongside screenings from the ICA’s Art and Screen Network Programme, Beth Kettel has been invited to give a performance lecture relating to a new video work she has been commissioned to make by Phoenix.

The event has been programmed and developed in Partnership with Anna Lucas who will lead a panel discussion with a number of invited and participating artists.

This event is part of Leicester Art Week, a programme of exhibitions and events co-ordinated by Leicester Visual Arts – a collaboration between contemporary visual arts venues in Leicester.

Suitable for

  • 18+




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