Sylvia Ansingh, local artist, and David Humphrey, ex-press agency photographer,
investigated the changing face of Nottingham Road in Loughborough. They interviewed
and photographed the people and shops.
Like many community arts projects, the 'Friendship
Carpet' arose from the linking of a number of disparate elements to create
a process rich with meaning and expression.
For a Better Charnwood
In 1992, thousands of people got together at a conference in Rio de Janeiro
and decided that the world could be a better place. But the problem was where
to start. Everything seemed so big and complex. What should we do and where
should we begin?
What do you imagine life to be like in a 21st century village school? Situated
in East Goscote, Broomfield School can provide us with a few answers.
A selection of writing by people connected with Charnwood.
Poetry, Stories and Scripts
Hannah's Sugar Crafts on Barrow Road in Quorn
is run by Tom and Jan Philips.
Loughborough Market is a thriving hub of the town.
Visit it on Thursdays and Saturdays.
The Millennium Story
This book was created at the coming of the new millennium to serve as a lasting
tribute to Loughborough and its people.
Art in Charnwood
What they all have in common is that they are created by artists and are in
publicly accessible places. They add to the physical environment in which
they are placed, providing local identity and a focus for that community.
Dennis Powdrill's photographic essay and short video
of Loughborough University give a flavour of the town's major employer. Boasting
one of the largest campuses in England, Loughborough has also been enjoying
much academic success in recent years.
See this historic film by Alan Cesarano of the casting
of the Millenium Bell and a photographic essay by photographer Joy Noble-Rollin
Me Write Me Draw Me Tell Me
This film records just one of the brave attempts
of the good people of Charnwood to tell a story devised by the equally good
children of Rendell Primary School in Loughborough.
Inspired originally by the Rupal Friendship
Carpet project the Artslink magazine is archived in this section.
Charity shops are an important part of any UK town
- pay a short visit to a few in Loughborough.
By Sophie Duboi
Cycling can play an important role in Loughborough;
it can bring many benefits to the individual and to the community.
at Work in Loughborough.
This small collection of images was produced
by a German Leonardo volunteer with Charnwood Arts called Jorge Linke. He
was interested in the differences to working practice between people in Loughborough
and the Dresden area where he comes from.
You Were Here
Dear Viewer, here is a postcard from Charnwood Arts about the wonderful people
we had an opportunity to work with over a couple of days.
These three songs were written with the help of folk singer and story teller
Pete Castle in a joint Millennium year project between Mountfields Lodge Youth
Centre and Charnwood Arts. The project worked with young people and young
adults with specific learning needs.
2000 was also the first time we ran a special competition
Charnwood Arts' pre-occupation with miniature art
is now over a decade and a half old with thousands of works being produced
for the annual Miniworks competition.
Leys Dance Project
This video is of a school based performance at Hind
Leys Community College after a week long residency with Francesca Perrillo,
a European Leonardo placement with Charnwood Arts.
on the World
This project involved 19 young people aged 10 - 13 years old from Woodhouse
Eaves and surrounding villages in Charnwood in the winter and spring of 1999.
The group fluctuated throughout the project with different people joining
at different times.
Thorpe Acre Trail
The Thorpe Acre sign was unveiled by Mr Arnold Taylor
and Mr John Howard, Chair of Leics CC, on Saturday 3rd March 2001. The sign
itself was designed by local people during Autumn and Winter 2000, under the
guidance of Leicester artist, Roger Hutchinson.
A major exhibition of the work which involved hundreds of young people across
all school age groups in the Soar Valley (there is just a selection here)
was opened by Dame Tamsyn Imison from the National Committee on Creativity
and Cultural Education.