Cultural Communities Network
Hubs in the heart of Leicestershire Communities!
The Leicestershire Cultural Communities Network will support community cultural bodies e.g. Community Managed Libraries (CMLs) and Independent Museums to set up bespoke and targeted activities. These will aim to:
- Increase social interaction for people who do not have as much social contact as they would like
- Promote well-being
- Support people of all ages and backgrounds to connect, share and learn together
- Be community led
- Support the sustainability of the CML network across Leicestershire.
DoYouSeeWhatISee? South Wigston
Do You See What I See? in South Wigston was developed to explore the heritage of South Wigston through the eyes of local people. Particularly since the pandemic began many...Find out more about 'DoYouSeeWhatISee? South Wigston'
Glen Hills Together!
Glen Hills Library volunteers are developing volunteer and community led projects aimed at bringing people in the Glen Parva Parish together through creative and cultural activity.Find out more about 'Glen Hills Together!'
Braunstone Town Community Library
‘Inspiring Communities to Connect’ The team at Braunstone Town Community Library are working collaboratively with their community and local partners to develop strands of creative and cultural activity that will...Find out more about 'Braunstone Town Community Library'
Foxton Canal Museum
We are delighted to be working with Foxton Canal Museum to create an exhibition and interpret the museum through films from the local community. Foxton Canal Museum – ‘Through the...Find out more about 'Foxton Canal Museum'
South Wigston Playgroup
Following the success of the Bin Dippers project at South Wigston’s Menphys Hub, we could see there was a huge desire and need in the community for a long term,...Find out more about 'South Wigston Playgroup'
Brookfields – Great Glen
Our project in Great Glen is aimed at supporting the wellbeing of individuals with learning disabilities and/or autism who live at Brookfields. Our plan is to increase participants’ sense of...Find out more about 'Brookfields – Great Glen'
Musical Bin Dippers
The Musical Bin Dippers project at South Wigston was formed in response to the need in the area for activities for parents and young children. The team wanted to tie...Find out more about 'Musical Bin Dippers'
Telephone Family History
When lockdown #3 hit in January 2021 we immediately looked at how we could support those people who were particularly isolated, lonely and cut off from their communities. Zoom based...Find out more about 'Telephone Family History'
Zoom into Family History
Zoom into Family History came into being as we went into a third national lockdown in January 2021. How could we keep our communities connected and alleviate the isolation that...Find out more about 'Zoom into Family History'
Our Community Managed Library Volunteers were amazing through the pandemic and we felt we wanted to provide them with as much support as possible in continued recognition of this. Together...Find out more about 'Self-Care Sessions'