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. 

WALTON ON THE WOLDS

Walton on Wolds

 

This is a high standing village to the east of the Soar Valley and is the centre of a farming parish. It lies about four miles from Loughborough and most of the houses are grouped around the village green.

 

 

Derivation:

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.

 

QUESTIONS OF FAITH

This exhibition, commissioned by the Mayor of Charnwood, Councillor Mike Jones, in 2006  arose from an ongoing dialogue which is now over 50 years of multi-faith work in Charnwood borough. This area has a long tradition of taking a lead in what is rapidly becoming a more urgent series of debates around the country. What do we mean by faith? What does it mean to us personally when all the trappings of our cultural differences are stripped away? How can we get to the essential meanings which may unite us as human beings?

LIFE IN WAR - MAJID SAEEDI

"He leans against a car outside the hotel to smoke a last cigarette. His transport arrives and he departs for the airport. Minutes later the car he unwittingly leant against explodes, devastating the front of his hotel" Internationally renowned Iranian photo-journalist Majid Saeedi has spent more than ten years photographing in Afghanistan. His extraordinary record of everyday life there has won him prestigious international awards, including a World Press Photo Award and exhibitions around the globe.

 

LOUGHBOROUGH STREET FAIR - 2014

The original Fair Charter was granted to Loughborough in 1221 for an annual event held on the 31st of July. This was renewed and extended seven years later to cover three days around the Feast of St Peter.

 

A third Charter was granted a year later in 1228 by Henry III to Hugh Le Despenser, Lord of the Manor of Loughborough, and related to the Feast of All Souls. Changes to the calendar introduced in 1752 resulted in the loss of eleven days and the date of the fair became the 13th of November.

 

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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