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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!

Market 800

2021 marks the 800th anniversary of Loughborough’s Market and Fair.

Find out more about 'Market 800'

HMP Gartree Virtual Exhibition

Gartree Virtual Exhibition – The Novels that Shaped Our World. Leicestershire Library Service are pleased to showcase the fantastic activity that has been taking place by members of the HMP...

Find out more about 'HMP Gartree Virtual Exhibition'

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.

Find out more about 'Syston Library Family Engagement'

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.

Find out more about 'My Books, My Story'

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!

Find out more about 'Community Curators Virtual Museum'

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.

Find out more about 'My Magical Market, My Fantastical Fair!'

Simply Sounds

  Simply Sounds – an archive for everyone Happy, sad, excited, motivated, spiritual, uplifted. Sounds make us feel all of these and more… Using sound is a powerful way to...

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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'

Blooming Books

‘Blooming Books’, are centred around the importance of reading for pleasure, and sharing stories, when learning to read.

Find out more about 'Blooming Books'


A social media project to collate and curate videos representing how people are spending their time during the coronavirus pandemic.

Find out more about '#CV19IsolatedbutInspired'

Story Champions

Our valued Foster Carers are creating a bespoke training package that will aid in inspiring children and young people in care to read for pleasure. They will then share this with the wider fostering community.

Find out more about 'Story Champions'


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.

Find out more about 'DoYouSeeWhatISee?'