A Walk To and Through Charnwood Forest by Visitors from Taiwan

The eight students who formed the six week long 2018 NCKU internship joined Charnwood Arts to look at ways in which Charnwood Forest could be promoted to and preserved for future generations. They looked at products produced in the forest, skills that people might work at, farming, promotion to people living in urban environments, transport, the natural environment, digital representation and a host of other factors including arts and cultural events and projects. 

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. 

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. 

THE OUTWOODS

The Outwoods is a 99 acre ancient woodland which supports a rich variety of plants, insects and birds, typical of such old woodlands. Wet alder and dry oak/birch woodland is interspersed with blocks of conifer planting, evidence of the extensive clear felling and commercial replanting which took place in the 1940s.

 

The Outwoods are a popular visitor attraction overlooking Loughborough and the Soar Valley. It has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

 

FRUIT ROUTES HARVEST EVENT 2013

The Fruit Routes Harvest Events in 2013 brought Fruit Routes together with the Landscaping and Gardening Society at the University under the title 'Eat Your Campus'.

 

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