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.

 

THE CARS THAT ATE PARIS

A Psychedelic Garage Punk band based in Charnwood.

 

Photos from Duffy's Bar in Leicester - listen to their music on Souncloud below. 

 

"Sway-survivor and Decadent-side-shoot merged to tempo-punk-pop-splurge"  

 

… If you know what that means you should defo be at one of their gigs!

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. 

 

GAMES TIME LOUGHBOROUGH

Games Time was a free, spectacular, live outdoor stage show combining music, video, fireworks, professional dancers and up to 160 members of the local community in each venue. 

 

Games Time took place across the East Midlands over the UK Olympic Games summer of 2012 - the dates were: 

Saturday 9 June - Loughborough, Southfields Park
Saturday 7 July - Northampton, Delapre Abbey Park
Saturday 22 September - Derby, Darley Park

 

KELLY'S HEROES

Kelly's Heroes have flexible line-up from a three-piece band up to a five-piece band. In addition, when playing for Ceilidhs and Barn Dances, they always bring along a caller who works wonders at getting people involved traditional dances.

 

CHARNWOOD ORCHESTRA

The Charnwood Orchestra meets in Barrow-upon-Soar, and performs several concerts a year across Leicestershire. With a rich variety of programmes and the regular participation of superb solo artists from all over the country the orchestra is popular among players and audiences alike.

The Orchestra has around sixty regular musicians, most of whom live in the Charnwood area. Since its founding it has been a focal point for local musical talent, and today attracts players of all ages who perform together with genuine enthusiasm and musicality.

DANGEROUS DOGS

Widely known in Loughborough and the surrounding area they have also been known to turn up at kennels further afield...in fact anywhere as long as there's a bar!

 

Dangerous Dogs played a wide range of stuff from old country blues from the 30s, to 'stuff wot we just wrote'. On the way they dabbled with a little Chuck Berry, a pinch of Fats Waller, a spoonful of Willie Dixon, a jar of Jimmy Reed, and a sprinkle of the wonderful Wiyos (check ‘em out!).

 

FRUIT ROUTES HARVEST EVENT 2014

Fruit Routes is an artist led initiative created by Anne-Marie Culhane working with the Sustainability Team at Loughborough University. Fruit Routes started in 2011 as an invited proposal to RADAR (Loughborough University Arts). It was then passed on to the wider University. Fruit Routes aims to develop the university grounds as an edible landscape anchored around fruit tree planting, increasing the foraging opportunities on campus and sharing knowledge with the university and wider community through creative events, participation and mapping.

 

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