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Charnwood Arts

Charnwood Arts is an independent community arts and media organisation whose work encompasses most artforms including combined arts, and a wide range of approaches, from long term community arts projects, performances, outdoor events and publications to web based and video productions, school and community residencies, exhibitions and ongoing groups.

Charnwood Arts is dedicated to providing access to the arts for and with a diverse range of groups and individuals and actively seeks to connect different cultures and communities through creativity. They also work internationally and have long established working relationships in China, Taiwan, India and Palestine.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £131,000
  • 2013-2014: £134,013
  • 2014-2015: £137,497

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Changing Spaces, Trading Places - Daphne Beale

Full interview with Sushila Sharma as part of the Changing Spaces, Trading Places project. A Charnwood Arts project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Daphne talks about the farming project that took place in Loughborough to test whether Asian vegetables could be grown in the UK.

Changing Spaces, Trading Places - Sushila Sharma

Full interview with Sushila Sharma as part of the Changing Spaces, Trading Places project. A Charnwood Arts project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Sushila talks about her life when she came to the UK from India in 1982 and worked in various factories in and around Leicester. The interview is partly in Gujarati, but translated by Hema Acharya as the interview progresses.

Changing Spaces, Trading Spaces - Usha Patel

A digital-story telling the memories of Usha Patel who worked in the textile trade in the 1970's and 80's in Leicester. She talks about her family and the expectations of her as a growing child. Her daughter, Kajal reflects on the impact this has had on her too.

Changing Spaces Trading Places - Harsa Kalyan

Full interview with Nalini Desai as part of the Changing Spaces, Trading Places project. A Charnwood Arts project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Interviewer Hema Acharya. Harsa talks about her life when she came to the UK in 1984 and worked in the textile factories in Leicester.

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Changing Spaces Trading Places - Nalini Desai

Full interview with Nalini Desai as part of the Changing Spaces, Trading Places project. A Charnwood Arts project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Interviewer Hema Acharya. Nalini talks about her life when she came to the UK in the1967 and worked in the textile factories in Leicester.

002 BHANUBEN MISTRY

A Photo-story created from an interview with Bhanuben Mistry as part of the Heritage Lottery funded Project "Changing Spaces, Trading Places'

Seen And Not Heard

Seen and Not Heard was a collaborative arts and media project with young people in the Leicestershire village of Mountsorrel which took place in 2000-2002. Arts workers and volunteers with Charnwood Arts worked collectively with young people and youth workers in the village to explore the local community and environment and to draw up ideas for better youth facilities for the village. The young people produced new artworks, a magazine that went to every household, this film and an exhibition and presented these ideas to a well attended local public meeting in the village. It was a great creative project and it had an initial impact in eliciting promises from local authorities about serious consideration being given to improving facilities for young people. Sadly it was to take a number of years before a dedicated community led initiative created a space for unattached young people to meet. http://www.charnwoodarts.com/projects/mountsorrel_youth_consultation_project#comments

PART III : 'Moon has Touched the Moon' sung by Sudipto Chatterjee.

Charnwood Great War Centenary Project consultation evening 8th February 2014 at All Saints with Holy Trinity Church, Loughborough Sudipto Chatterjee sings 19th Century Baul mystic Lalon Shah's song of 'MOON HAS TOUCHED THE MOON' extract from the 'Man of the Heart' project. Filmed by Charnwood Arts for the 'Charnwood Great War Centanary Project', a partnership between Participation in Action - the Bill Brookman Foundation - All Saints and Holy Trinity Church - Charnwood Arts. Charnwood Arts is core funded by Charnwood Borough Council and Arts Council England.

PART II : 'Pray to the Human Being' sung by Sudipto Chatterjee.

Charnwood Great War Centenary Project consultation evening 8th February 2014 at All Saints with Holy Trinity Church, Loughborough Sudipto Chatterjee sings 19th Century Baul mystic Lalon Shah's song of 'PRAY TO THE HUMAN BEING' extract from the 'Man of the Heart' project. Filmed by Charnwood Arts for the 'Charnwood Great War Centanary Project', a partnership between Participation in Action - the Bill Brookman Foundation - All Saints and Holy Trinity Church - Charnwood Arts. Charnwood Arts is core funded by Charnwood Borough Council and Arts Council England.

PART I : 'The Neighbour in the City of Mirrors' sung by Sudipto Chatterjee.

Charnwood Great War Centenary Project consultation evening 8th February 2014 at All Saints with Holy Trinity Church, Loughborough Sudipto Chatterjee sings 19th Century Baul mystic Lalon Shah's song of 'THE NEIGHBOUR IN THE CITY OF MIRRORS' extract from the 'Man of the Heart' project. Filmed by Charnwood Arts for the 'Charnwood Great War Centanary Project', a partnership between Participation in Action - the Bill Brookman Foundation - All Saints and Holy Trinity Church - Charnwood Arts. Charnwood Arts is core funded by Charnwood Borough Council and Arts Council England.

Charnwood Arts Film

Charnwood Arts is a well established arts and media organisation that prides itself on efficiency, effectiveness, economy and excellence... but more than that we exemplify access, creativity and a quality of engagement.

train crash animation

a stop motion animation using a mixture of collage and toy trains.

Rawlins Dance with Rong Tao

Dance artist and choreographer Rong Tao from Chongqing has worked with Charnwood Arts on two month long residencies. This performance is with a group from Rawlins Community College in Quorn near Loughborough. The film of the performance was made by Natalie Chabaud and Kevin Ryan of Charnwood Arts and was shot at Rawlins as part of a remarkable youth dance event. The residencies are part of the ongoing Charnwood Arts UK2K12 programme connecting communities and cultures. Posted here to celebrate World Community Arts Day 2012

Lakeside - City City Beat Beat

Dance artist and choreographer Rong Tao from Chongqing worked with Charnwood Arts on his second month long residency in January/February 2012. He worked with children, young people and adults, dancers and non-dancers to explore their creativity and choreograph new pieces of dance. This performance is with a group from Loughborough College where Rong Tao worked with Kevin Ryan to run workshops for a much larger group. The film of the performance was made by Natalie Chabaud of Charnwood Arts and was shot at Lakeside Arts Centre Chinese New Year celebrations in Nottingham. The group performed, outdoors in the freezing cold to an audience of around 6,000 people. The residency is part of the ongoing Charnwood Arts UK2K12 programme connecting communities and cultures.

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Contact details

27
Granby Street
Loughborough
LE11 3DU

52.77039, -1.20744

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