Artist wanted for ‘Loughborough Welcomes' community wall hanging

Posted: Wed, 2 Nov 2022 13:10

Artist wanted for ‘Loughborough Welcomes' community wall hanging

Culture Leicestershire are looking to commission a creative practitioner or company to work with communities to support them to share their experiences of being new to Loughborough. Loughborough is well know for being a town that welcomes and embraces new communities. This project aims to bring people together to share experiences of being welcomed and offering a welcome to others.

The inspiration!

2022 marks 50 years since all the Asian people living in Uganda were forced to leave their homeland by dictator Idi Amin.

Leicester based arts organisation, Navrang, were awarded National Lottery Heritage Funding to lead a commemorative exhibition called Rebuilding Lives which explores, shares and celebrates the resilience and resourcefulness of this unique community. This is currently on display at Charnwood Museum.

This exhibition reaches beyond the experiences of Ugandan Asians and touches the lives of local people who have more recently made Loughborough their home.

Vision and Aims

We are co-ordinating the creation of this community hanging with the aim of connecting with people who made Loughborough their home supporting them to engage through art. The final piece will sit within the main exhibition and be a living project, growing and expanding as communities engage.

We hope the addition of the art will:

  • Capture the diversity of communities within Loughborough
  • Share interpretations of how people felt or feel welcomed, or welcomed new people themselves.
  • Develop new or stronger local connections, relationships and partnerships supporting people to start working together in new ways.
  • Bring people together through cultural activity in a safe and positive environment.
  • Break down cultural barriers and reduce stereotypes and discrimination

To express an interest in this commission and to view the brief, please email

For deeper insight into the Rebuilding Lives project, please click here


Tags: Artists, Black History Month, Community, Exhibition, Uganda 50