Charnwood Arts NCKU Internship programme 2014-2019

This book provides an insight into some of the activities and outcomes of the relationship between Charnwood Arts (UK) and the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan. The book was designed by the 2019 interns and highlights the journeys and accomplishments of all of the interns who have participated in the programme over the past six years.  Funded by the Taiwanese Ministry of Education and National Cheng Kung University, the programme was initiated by Professor Ming Turner of NCKU and Kevin Ryan of Charnwood Arts.

For The Fallen

For The Fallen is a book produced by members of the Charnwood Great War Centenary Project as part of a three year project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. It charts the progression of the war against the loss of Loughborough men who are remembered on two local church memorials.

Loughborough Market

This book, originally created in 2015, depicts the dynamism of Loughborough Market, which serves people from the town Loughborough and its surrounding villages in north Leicestershire. The book has been created by interns from National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan and the text was written by Terry Allen from Charnwood Arts in 2002 for the original People Making Places project.   

Newtown Linford

This book, originally created in 2015, depicts a portrait of the village of Newtown Linford, which is located just northwest of the city of Leicester in Leicestershire. The book has been created by interns from National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan and the text was written by Terry Allen from Charnwood Arts in 2002 for the original People Making Places project.   

Hathern - People Making Places

This book, originally created in 2015, depicts a portrait of the village of Hathern, which is located just north of Loughborough in Leicestershire. The book has been created by interns from National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan and the text was written by Terry Allen from Charnwood Arts in 2002 for the original People Making Places project.   Using a mixture of history, statistical information and photographs taken by the interns (outsiders to the village), the book provides a unique vignette of life in the village past and present.   

2016 - A Brief Look at Our 40th Birthday Year

Celebrating forty year of the work of Charnwood Arts, this booklet highlights some of the high points in the pursuit of bringing good quality arts to people across Charnwood and beyond.  Filled with images by and of parictants and artists, the booklet takes the reader on a visual rollercoaster rise of Charnwood Arts’ project both at home and abroad. The book curates a tiny fraction of projects, events, exhibitions and performances that have enriched the lives of people living in Charnwood and connected the town with the world.

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.’

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