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.
In this edition, the forward was written by JIll Vincent in her final year as chair of Charnwood arts she reflects on key projects as well as her time guiding the development of the organisation.
The publications highlights key projects in the cultural calendar including ‘The representation of the people and Loughboroh’s Suffragettes’ and related ‘Deeds not Words Festival’, Stage Left Theatre Workshop, The Big Knitting Group’s Big Poppy Challenge, Pottery Fair -Ceramics in Charnwood, Pottery Fair - Ceramics in Charnwood, Where We Live and What We Know: Discovering Charnwood~ A project for Charnwood Arts ‘People Making Places’, Inaugural exhibition of ‘Where We Live and What We Know’, Charnwood Arts Works for Children and Young People: CEP and City Classroom Glastonbudget 2018, Wicked Hathern Fest, Artspace, Charnwood Forest Landscape Partnership, PEOPLE MAKING PLACES, People Making Places - International, PICNIC IN THE PARK, East Midlands Caribbean Carnival Network (EMCCAN), Charnwood Arts Exhibitions, Migrant Memory and the Post-colonial Imagination, Charnwood Arts Hospital Works and Loughborough MELA.
As well as the work of Charnwood arts, this packed edition highlights arts projects initiated by a host of organisations including Stage Left Theatre. Modern Painters and Decorators, Loughborough Mela, Hospital Works EMCCAN and New and Artspace Loughborough . Indoingso, the publication offers a great insight into what was happening in Charnwood during 2018.