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Unique projects see us at the hearts of Leicestershire communities. We assist groups to realise the goals for their activities and connect them with the people who can help. So, whether it’s putting together a community exhibition, or organising a new heritage team we are there both to help bring plans to life and to show where to go next.

Where you see our Community Curators logo, these projects are community led. Participants have embraced the opportunity to define their goals and decide how activities are designed, delivered, enjoyed and shared. There are many ways people have chosen to express this including exhibitions, film, heritage trails hosted at museums, libraries, heritage centres, events and festivals.

Our projects aim to change the way culture is interpreted, experienced and enjoyed by our communities for our communities!

LCC Heritage Youth Forum

Hi. We are the LCC Heritage Youth Forum! Our mission is to help make heritage more relevant and interesting to other young people! We might not currently be able to...

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Simply Sounds

Happy, sad, excited, motivated, spiritual, uplifted. Sounds make us feel all of these and more…but can it help with reminiscence? Lockdown may be the perfect time for you to help...

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Blooming Books

The Participation Team and the Leicestershire Virtual School have worked in partnership to produce a series of 6 short films for foster carers. The films, named ‘Blooming Books’, are centred...

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Market 800

  This year is the 800th Anniversary of Loughborough’s Market and Fair. Our Market, Our Fair What are your memories and experiences? We’d love to hear from everyone of all...

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Nurturing Reading for Pleasure in Children in Care

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the team wanted to find a way to support carers and children in care during the strange and unsettling time. Reading, stories and craft activities can help to focus on something else for little while and reduce the stress and anxiety that can often go hand in hand with change and uncertainty. With this in mind, we developed book and craft packages for all primary children in care.

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Story Champions

A new and exciting project that will combine the knowledge and enthusiasm of Participation Team staff and our valued Foster Carers in Leicestershire. Together we will create a bespoke training package that will aid in inspiring children and young people in care to read for pleasure and then share our knowledge with the wider fostering community.

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A social media project to collate and curate videos representing how people are spending their time during the coronavirus pandemic. We are living through a significant global historical event and our aim is to share and preserve the positivity and real sense of community that has been undeniable in recent weeks.

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Cultural Ambassadors

Our Cultural  Ambassadors - a successful partnership between learning and volunteering. Leicestershire County Council’s Adult Learning Service (LALS) supports local people with multiple and complex learning disabilities through Independent Living and Skills for Life courses.

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DoYouSeeWhatISee? is a project which comes from the hearts and souls of the people of Loughborough. It takes a new look at history, heritage and culture through the eyes of local people. The final exhibition will be hosted at the wonderful Charnwood Museum.

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1485 around the world by the Bosworth Explorers

This adult learning group, based at Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre, is currently working on the project ‘1485 Around the World’. Explorers is their name…exploring is their game!

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