Hidden Voices

This book chronicles the development and significance of the ‘Dreamers’ since it was set up in 2002 when youth worker Andrew Lake met Selim, a young Kosovan refugee. Dreamers is a Leicestershire Youth Service project providing support to young asylum seekers and refugees across the county of Leicestershire.

At its core, the publication includes the thoughts and feelings of many young asylum seekers, recorded through conversations by Andrew Lake over the years.     The conversations provide a valuable insight into the human dimension of asylum, well beyond political rhetoric.

Rangoli Magazine #1

The Rangoli magazine was developed to expand the work of the Charnwood Arts’ Kala Kahani project that aimed to “chronicle unique journeys and bring light to underexposed, raw South Asain Talent”.

Published in spring 2008, the first of the Rangoli Magazines, Edited by Raakhee Modha opens with the quote by George Bernard Shaw, “Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself”. This quote epitomises the edition as it takes the reader on a journey of innovative artist and writers who have carved out a unique approach to their creative work.

Rangoli Magazine #2

The Rangoli magazine was developed to expand the work of the Charnwood Arts’ Kala Kahani project that aimed to “chronicle unique journeys and bring light to underexposed, raw South Asain Talent”.

Published in Spring 2009, this edition of Rangoli brings forth an even bigger crop of festivals, artist and writers originating from South Asia or exploring south Asain themes. This edition starts with a quote from Albert Einstein  ‘Your Imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions”.  

Rangoli Magazine #3

The Rangoli magazine was developed to expand the work of the Charnwood Arts’ Kala Kahani project that aimed to “chronicle unique journeys and bring light to underexposed, raw South Asain Talent”.

Published in spring 2011, this edition of rangoli starts with the poem by Rita Purkayastha:

‘The calling of birds Inside,

String the heart only With love                    

As they dance in divine ecstasy In the in nite treasure

Of the soul.’

Heart of 3 Cities 2018

The Heart of 3 Cities newspaper is an annual publication from Charnwood Arts that highlights a variety of arts and cultural events for the coming summer season along with arts related news stories from the local area. Serving the entirety of Charnwood, Heart of 3 Cities is designed to link people to creative events and projects taking place in the locality whilst celebrating Charnwood’s unique  location between and relationship with the cities of Leicester, Nottingham and Derby in the East Midlands. 

Suffragettes in Loughborough-Pamphlet

This pamphlet delves into the detailed history of the suffragette movement in Loughborough.  The fight for suffrage is normally seen through the lens of events in major cities such as London, however, this project and the pamphlet emanating from it throws light on the bigger picture of the fight for suffrage.  Through painstaking research led by Mike Shuker and contributions from many other dedicated researchers and historians, a vivid picture of the contribution to suffrage by people in Loughborough.

Dreamers - Voices Beyond Borders

The book is based on the experiences of members of the Loughborough based Dreamers Group in the UK. The Dreamers were established by youth workers in Loughborough as a means of meeting the needs of unaccompanied young asylum seekers who were arriving in increasing numbers in the locality. 

Artslink International Thailand 2018

Artslink international is an occasional series of arts and cultural magazines produced by participants and collaborators with Charnwood Arts.  The magazines both reflect and initiate new connections between Charnwood, Leicester(shire) and other locations around the globe.

Deeds Above Words-A representation of the people and the Loughborough Suffragettes

Published in July 2019, this book focuses on the broader Heritage Lottery Fund (now named National Lottery Heritage Fund) financed project that grew out of initial research by Mike Shuker and the Loughborough Labour History Research Group. The project was a major part of the centennial commemorations of WW1.

Artslink France 2015

Artslink international is an occasional series of arts and cultural magazines produced by participants and collaborators with Charnwood Arts.  The magazines both reflect and initiate new connections between Charnwood, Leicester(shire) and other locations around the globe.

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