Welcome Royal Lord Project 2018

This was the second project undertaken by Charnwood Arts to create a link with this triennial festival and the community which supports it in the Southern Taiwanese fishing port of Donggang. 

Remembrance - a play by Bill Brookman

What better setting for a play about a old soldier from Loughborough than the 'old tin church', the Mission Church on Storer Road. Bill Brookman and his, now wife, Madeleine Coburn were central partners in the Great War project with Charnwood Arts and All Saints Church, conducting research, creating events and overseeing the replacement of the church memorials to a more prominent position.

WHERE WE LIVE AND WHAT WE KNOW - PHASE 1

Where We Live and What we Know is an ongoing project from Charnwood Arts as part of People Making Places. This first phase of the project began to take place in 2017 with the development of a series of drawings focused on a selection of villages in the central part of Charnwood embracing the forest, river valley and wolds. The drawings form part of a series produced by Paul Gent that will be turned into an e-publication and exhibited at a range of locations in the borough. 

IN ALL THEIR BRIGHT COLOURS - A CREATIVE CONTINUUM WORKSHOP

In 2016 Charnwood Arts held its third summer academic student internship from the Taiwanese National Cheng Kung University. The group of MA students worked with a range of artists whilst they were here including some joint work with Leicester based artist Ashok Mistry. The relationship between Charnwood Arts, Ashok and the students grew into a set of proposals for a project that would combine the building of an ever changing exhibition space and a workshop programme that encompassed a number of different artforms. 

 

CHARNWOOD GREAT WAR CENTENARY ARCHIVE 2014-2017

The Charnwood Great War Centenary Project Archive provides an online compilation of activities, projects and outputs between 2014 and 2017, realated to the commemoration of World War One across Charnwood.

 

FUELLED DANCE THEATRE - SPRING LEAVES FALLING

The relationship between Charnwood Arts and dancer and choreographer Rong Tao from Chongqing in South West China goes back to the mid-2000s. We have worked with him in Charnwood, across schools in Leicestershire and in Leicester and Nottingham. Our UK residencies with him have all been in partnership with Lakeside Arts in Nottingham. We have also undertaken a residency as a staff team with him in China. 

 

LOCATIONS IN LOUGHBOROUGH DRAWN FOR PEOPLE MAKING PLACES

Despite the loss of many interesting and significant buildings in the town, particularly post 1960 there are still many interesting spots to visit. Paul's drawings pick out a number of these from real ale pubs to elaborate school buildings, Taylor's Bell Foundry to Towle's old factory building on Nottingham Road and All Saints with Holy Trinity Church and the Loughborough Carillon. Altogether there are 28 drawings in the collection and all can be purchased as prints at A3 and A2 size from Charnwood Arts. 

CHANGING SPACES TRADING PLACES

‘Changing Spaces Trading Places’ was a Heritage Lottery Funded project as part of the ‘All Our Stories’ initiative. The project was co-ordinated and hosted by Charnwood Arts and explored the cross cultural and inter-generational legacy of forced and economic migration in the city of Leicester and Leicestershire and in particular the textile trade.

BEYOND WORDS

Beyond Words is a cross cultural publication conceived and designed by Japanese designer Kayuko Inoue as part of her placement project with Charnwood Arts in the summer of 2014.

Kayuko originally conceived the project as a permanent or semi-permanent outdoor display but due to rising cost implications and concerns over safety measures in the selected environment the book was produced as an alternative.

Kayuko's concept was simple. Given just five words how would four British and four Japanese photographers respond.

In her words:

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