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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. Market 800 is a partnership project between Leicestershire County Council, Charnwood Borough Council, and Loughborough Library Local Studies Volunteers. It...

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Bosworth Medieval Festival 2022 Survey!

Help needed. Great prizes on offer! Have you ever visited Bosworth Battlefield’s Medieval Festival? Maybe you’re thinking of visiting in the future? Maybe you’ve never heard of it but are...

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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...

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HMP Gartree Exhibition Book Reviews

Click on the book covers to read the reviews. These have been written by the HMP Gartree Reading Community.

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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. 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.

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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'?

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My Magical Market, My Fantastical Fair!

  Please note that this opportunity is now closed – please watch this space to find out where to see the fantastic submissions!   We are excited to be marking...

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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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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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