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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!

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...

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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

  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.

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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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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'

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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NextGen HeritageFest2021

The first ever event of its kind; bringing together young people from across Leicestershire to explore and share what heritage means to them. Our mission - heritage is relevant to everybody! Traditionally, young people don’t have the opportunity and access, to engage in heritage, we aim to change this.

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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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Project Digby

Project Digby was an exciting autism-friendly volunteering project, at the 1620s House and Garden, run in partnership with Autism East Midlands.  The project was created in response to an existing volunteer, who was struggling to find suitable heritage opportunities for her daughter.

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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.

Find out more about 'Cultural Ambassadors'