Cultural Communities Network
Hubs in the heart of Leicestershire Communities!
Over the last two years, Leicestershire County Council’s Cultural Communities Network has been supporting local cultural organisations to use culture as a catalyst to change lives.
Together, a network of 10 Community Managed Libraries and Independent Museums have achieved:
- 45 new volunteering opportunities
- 50 new local partnerships with shared aims
- 20 different models of unique community engagement
- 1000 adults and 500 children participated in cultural activities
Leading to communities that are stronger and more integrated where individuals have improved wellbeing, feel less isolated and are more connected.
Quorn Community Library
QuornArt22 community project is a celebration and lasting record of village life in 2022, as seen by those who live, study and volunteer in Quorn.Find out more about 'Quorn Community Library'
Traveller and Gypsy Heritage Project
We are working with members of the Traveller and Gypsy Communities in and around Market Harborough to co-curate brand new museum exhibitions.Find out more about 'Traveller and Gypsy Heritage Project'
Sileby Good Companions Group
Sileby Good Companions is a weekly social group which launched at Sileby Community Library in February 2022.Find out more about 'Sileby Good Companions Group'
Brookfield – Great Glen
A unique wellbeing project for adults with disabilities and/or autism who live at LCC's Great Glen Independent Living accommodation.Find out more about 'Brookfield – Great Glen'
Braunstone Town Community Library
The team at Braunstone Town Community Library worked collaboratively with their community and local partners to develop strands of creative and cultural activity that brought people together.Find out more about 'Braunstone Town Community Library'
Desford Community Library Family History Group
In January 2022, the Participation Team met with Desford Community Library, the Local Area Coordinator and VASL Support for Carers to understand how funding from the Cultural Communities Network programme could support the health and wellbeing of individuals living in Desford with caring responsibilities.Find out more about 'Desford Community Library Family History Group'
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.Find out more about 'DoYouSeeWhatISee? South Wigston'
Glen Hills Together!
Glen Hills Community Library developed 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!'
Foxton Canal Museum – ‘Through the eyes of…’ short films
We were delighted to work with Foxton Canal Museum to interpret the museum through films from the local community.Find out more about 'Foxton Canal Museum – ‘Through the eyes of…’ short films'
Great Glen Community Library – Engagement Event
On Saturday 5th November 2021, Great Glen Community Library volunteers and trustees with support from the Participation Team held a community engagement and volunteer recruitment event.Find out more about 'Great Glen Community Library – Engagement Event'
South Wigston Parent-led Playgroup
South Wigston parent-led playgroup is an amazing legacy of the Bin Dippers family project that ran in 2020 after the first lockdown.Find out more about 'South Wigston Parent-led Playgroup'
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.Find out more about 'Musical Bin Dippers'
Telephone Family History
When lockdown 3 hit in January 2021 we decided to set up a family history activity using the good old telephone!Find out more about 'Telephone Family History'
Zoom into Family History
We designed a series of family history sessions, aimed at beginners and delivered via zoom so people could meet, chat and be involved in a community activity whilst at home.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.Find out more about 'Self-Care Sessions'