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. 

BEAUTIFUL LIFE : MEMORY AND NOSTALGIA

Beautiful Life: Memory and Nostalgia was the second major collaboration between curator, artist and academic Ming Turner and Charnwood Arts and involved the creation of a programme of exhibitions and participatory work that took place in the UK and Taiwan. 

 

The exhibitions involved artists from the UK, Taiwan, India, Poland, Pakistan, Philipines, USA and Egypt and took place at the beautiful South Hill Park in Bracknell and Atkin's Gallery in Hinckley, UK and at Pier 2 Art District in Kaohsiung. 

 

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. 

 

THE WAY WE MOVE - INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY ARTS FESTIVAL- 2017

The International Community Arts Festival (ICAF) began in 2001, when Rotterdam was European Capital of Culture. The organizers of this high-profile event had offered some funds to the Rotterdams Wijktheater [‘Rotterdam Neighborhood Theatre’, RWT for short] to organize an international community theatre festival. It was a time when, in the Netherlands, terms like cultural diversity and participation in the arts had begun to appear in arts policy papers and in cultural debates.

 

PICNIC IN THE PARK - 2017

The sun shone on the righteous this year as Picnic in the Park celebrated its 37th year! 

 

Charnwood Arts began this event with Rosebery Arts as a three day event back in 1980 and many hundreds of artists have graced Loughborough's beautiful Queen's Park since that date, including parades and performances in the town. 

 

JANAM PERFORM 'MACHINE' ' at Fearon Hall

Charnwood Arts were privileged to host a performance and talk from pioneering street group Jana Natya Manch (Janam) from India at Fearon Hall in Loughborough in 2013.

 

Jana Natya Manch (People's Theatre Front; Janam for short, meaning "Birth") is a New Delhi-based amateur theatre company specializing in left-wing street theatre in Hindi. It was founded in 1973 by a group of Delhi's radical theatre amateurs, who sought to take theatre to the people. Theatre personality Safdar Hashmi is the best-known figure associated with the troupe. 

 

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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