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!
2021 marks the 800th anniversary of Loughborough’s Market and Fair. Market 800 is a partnership project between Leicestershire County Council, Charnwood Borough Council, and Loughborough Library Local Studies Volunteers. It...Find out more about 'Market 800'
Families and Syston Library
We want to continue to make sure Leicestershire Libraries are as welcoming, accessible and enjoyable for local families as possible. As part of a new project at Syston library we are seeking the views of parents and carers of children aged 12 and under.Find out more about 'Families and Syston Library'
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. The exhibition will be shown in museums, libraries and may even tour the country at children in care events to demonstrate how talented the children and young people in care within Leicestershire are.Find out more about 'My Books, My Story'
Community Curators Exhibition
Take a virtual tour of these amazing exhibitions developed by local people which include 'BLM Too!' and 'Do You See What I See'?Find out more about 'Community Curators Exhibition'
My Magical Market, My Fantastical Fair!
We are excited to be marking 800 years of Loughborough Market and Fair. To make it extra special we are inviting children in Charnwood to send their drawings to be...Find out more about 'My Magical Market, My Fantastical Fair!'
Conversations about Covid
Conversations about Covid is all about the stories and experiences of Leicestershire residents from the last year. The project is a led by the Policy Team at Leicestershire County Council in partnership with...Find out more about 'Conversations about Covid'
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...Find out more about 'LCC Heritage Youth Forum'
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...Find out more about 'Simply Sounds'
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'
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...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. 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.Find out more about '#CV19IsolatedbutInspired'
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.Find out more about 'Story Champions'