History

 

                               

 

 

Cross Corners was built around 1777 by the owner of Belgrave Hall as a home for his daughter. After over 150 years as a family home, both Belgrave Hall and Cross Corners were acquired by the Leicester Corporation, now Leicester City Council, in 1936 and remain in Council ownership to this day.

Cross Corners became an Arts Centre as part of Leicester’s Spaces for Sport and Arts programme in 2003.  The programme provided new and improved sports and arts facilities for schools and communities and, since 2003 it has been a venue for thousands of young people to experience a wide range of exciting arts events.

All of this activity caused the building to become a little worse for wear so a refurbishment programme has recently taken place and Cross Corners is once again providing creative opportunities for artists and the local community. 

We currently have 6 professional artists using Cross Corners as studio space and as a base for their own work and for the provision of workshops to schools and to community groups.  There are also several wonderful workshops providing creative opportunities for people needing care and support.

During the summer, some of our artists will be offering a variety of exciting and diverse creative workshops for young people and these will be advertised on this website very soon.