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Unique projects see us at the hearts of Leicestershire communities. We assist groups to realise the goals for their cultural activities and connect them with the people who can help. So, whether it’s putting together a community exhibition, or supporting heritage volunteering, 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 inspired and 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 and 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!

Anand Mangal

Local ladies of South Asian heritage, mostly aged over 60, have been working in partnership with Loughborough University exploring South Asian memories of Partition and their relevance to contemporary life.

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Celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in Charnwood

The Local History Volunteer Group are celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with an exhibition at Charnwood Museum. They’ve been putting their research skills to the test to find out more...

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Uganda 50

2022 marks 50 years since all the Asian people living in Uganda were forced to leave their homeland. A commemorative exhibition Leicester based arts organisation Navrang have been awarded National...

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1485 Around the World

1485 was the year Leicestershire experienced the Battle of Bosworth, but what was happening around the world during that period?

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HMP Gartree Virtual Exhibition

Leicestershire Library Service are pleased to showcase the fantastic activity that has been taking place by members of the HMP Gartree reading community in response to a project developed by the BBC.

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Syston Library Family Engagement

We are excited to be working on a project with Syston Library, exploring the ways in which the library engages with local families.

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My Books, My Story

My Books, My Story is going to be an exhibition of artwork created by children and young people in care, inspired by books.

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Community Curators Virtual Museum

Take a virtual tour of these amazing exhibitions developed by local people which include 'BLM Too!' and 'Do You See What I See'? The first of its kind!

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My Magical Market, My Fantastical Fair!

170 school Charnwood primary school children took part in a exhibition which features on Loughborough Library windows in celebration of 800 years of the Market and Fair.

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LCC Cultural Youth Forum

We are the LCC Cultural Youth Forum! Our mission is to help make Heritage, Libraries and Cultural activities more relevant and interesting to other young people!

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Simply Sounds

Our sound collection is now available to inspire reminiscence and improve wellbeing. Please take a listen and enjoy!

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Unlocking Our Sound Heritage

This project aims to preserve and provide access to as much as possible of the nation's rare and unique sound recordings. It is a partnership led by the British Library, with funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Find out more about 'Unlocking Our Sound Heritage'