@LoloPants - aka Laura Hadland, Senior Curator - History - Leicester City Council.
Two members of the Cultural Quarter team, Rebecca Gazeley and Harriet Mahase contacted Laura via twitter to arrange a meeting.
So one wintry afternoon, we snuck out of lectures and grabbed a coffee with the more recently infamous Mrs Hadland, for a chat over Coffee.
Laura has recently hit the headlines with her toast and blu-ray mosaics (has seen in picture above) … Daily Mail Article
But it was her work with the Laurel Aitken Exhibition at New Walk Museum, Leicester that we were interested in …
We loved Laura, she was great fun and had lots of great tips for us.
To listen to the interview with Laura … please keep your eyes peeled for our Podcast - COMING SOON!
Ska With Laurel
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery
2nd October 2010 – 8th May 2011
The CQ team galloped up New Walk, Leicester in search of some more information about Laurel Aitken.
Laurel Aitken was a Ska artist selling records during the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s and who seems to have settled in Leicester for some 30 years with his wife.
The New Walk Museum, Leicester are currently holding an exhibition in his honour, the exhibit contains some of Laurels clothes and other personal belongings.
The back wall of the exhibit is lit up with a video of Laurel performing.
There is plenty to read and an handheld audio player with more information available to you.
WELL WORTH A LOOK.
An interview with the curator of this exhibit is in the podcast - Coming Soon