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Come and hear about Quetzal’s work with survivors of childhood sexual abuse in Leicester – and enjoy some wonderfully guided creative time!

  • On Saturday 3rd September
  • 2.00-4.00pm
  • at Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Road Leicester LE1 7HA


About this session

This is a great opportunity to learn about Quetzal Leicester and understand better the impacts of childhood sexual abuse on adult survivors – as well as enjoying some fantastic creative response time, guided by a talented Quetzal artist & facilitator. You certainly do not have to be an artist or expert to take part! Please note: this session is not suitable for people under 16 years of age.

!Trigger Warning! There will be recreated case studies and videos played during the session. If you do not feel comfortable watching these, you are welcome to leave the room and return when the video finishes. In addition, if you are impacted by any of the information shared in this event, there will be a resource list available to seek support.

Quetzal and the facilitators

Quetzal is a Leicester-based charity whose mission is to provide free and inclusive counselling and support services to support females’ recovery from the trauma of childhood sexual abuse. They support women aged 16 and above in Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland. They deliver workshops and activities inviting communities to understand better the impacts of childhood sexual abuse on adult survivors and the value of counselling, as well as to discuss together what can be done to better support survivors in their journey towards recovery.


Dr Marie Lefebvre, development officer, and project facilitator at Quetzal. Marie’s background is in Design for Sustainability and Asset-Based Community Development. Marie joined Quetzal in 2019, delivering Quetzal Breaking the Silence, a project that aimed to measure the effectiveness of a community-based approach to raise awareness about the trauma of childhood sexual abuse in South Asian Communities, and is experienced in delivering awareness-raising sessions about the impacts of abuse on survivors to a wider audience.


Khush Kali is a Leicester-based artist. Working across collage, drawing, textiles, digital media, sculpture, video, and text, Khush uses the remixing of patterns, images, rituals, and processes to explore identity, cultural heritage, personal history, and the everyday experience of the urban environment. She is committed to inclusive and accessible art-making for all and facilitates art workshops for children, young people, elders, people with mental health needs, and people who are incarcerated. Khush has been working with Quetzal to deliver the Queen and I project, celebrating the talents of survivors, the Queen’s Jubilee, and honoring late Charity patron Sue Townsend. More about Khush Kali:

About Fusion

Fusion is a bi-monthly intercultural creative art & social justice space, hosted by Roots Intercultural Worshipping Community, a ‘fresh expression of church in Leicester Diocese. Fusion brings together people from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds and age groups, exploring experiences and narratives from marginalised communities through creative arts, each session focusing on a different creative arts form and different social justice themes. We believe that it is possible to instigate dynamic and profound change in our lives, mindsets, and communities through making space for these interactions, giving voice to these stories and creative expressions. In Fusion sessions, we think together around a theme or a narrative, and each expresses our interpretations, questions, and passion in relation to that theme or story through an art form taught by a skilled arts facilitator – and we make time for intentional listening to one another as we reflect together on what has been created.



We don’t charge for Fusion sessions – but you are welcome to make a donation towards the work of Quetzal, or towards Roots IWC (or both!) during the session, if you’d like to.


PLEASE NOTE: We may take photographs or video footage during this session. These may appear in printed publications, promotional posters, leaflets and / or our social media page. We will however only include images / video footage with the consent of the individual, and we will only include images of children, young people or vulnerable adults in our publicity and / our social media page with the consent of a parent or legal carer.


COVID-19 Symptoms: If you have tested positive for, or are experiencing symptoms of, COVID-19 you must not come to this in-person session.



If you have any further questions, please drop us (Roots IWC) an email at and we’d be delighted to get back in touch with you.

Looking forward to seeing you!

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