Participation Team

Connecting, creating and sharing through culture

The Participation team sits within the Communities and Wellbeing Service of Leicestershire County Council. Our activities build on the existing cultural assets hosted and supported by our colleagues within our Museum, Heritage, Libraries, Collections and Learning services. Our remit is to generate new cultural activity and connections within Leicestershire communities, created by and for local people. We work very closely with Charnwood Museum, and other site-based partners, to make this happen through a programme of exhibitions and activities.

The current focus of team activity runs across 3 strands; Volunteering, Targeted Projects and the Cultural Communities Network.

You can find out more information, including their projects based within Charnwood by visiting their website here

Online Exhibitions

Following the success of the Community Curators exhibition which was hosted at Charnwood Museum in the Summer of 2021, an online version was created which you can view here:

Current exhibitions at Charnwood Museum

Celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Thursday 19th May – Sunday 12th June

The Local History Volunteer Group have created a wonderful exhibit at Charnwood Museum, in celebration of the Queens Platinum Jubilee.

They've been putting their research skills to the test to find out more about the Queen's life and have gotten creative in an arts workshop, having a go for the first time, at fabric printing. Featured in the exhibition, includes a timeline highlighting the Queen's key life events and visits to Leicester City, along with some fantastic arts and crafts work inspired by the Queen and the Royal family.

This group is run by Leicestershire County Councils Adult Learning Services (LALS), who support local people with multiple and complex learning disabilities through independent living and Skills for Life Courses. The Participation Team are delighted to work in partnership with the Service to provide access to exciting and flexible cultural