Officially launched on the 17th February 2015 to celebrate World Community Arts Day:
The ArtsHouse in Loughborough is a place for groups and individuals to engage in community based arts, craft and media activity.
There are four main rooms – two for painting, crafts, writing groups, drawing and meetings, one fully equipped with computers, another for making and media, linked to a small room with an animation rostrum.
There is a disabled toilet, a kitchen, a nice small garden and a small ‘chill out’ room.
The ArtsHouse is based next door to Charnwood Arts offices and meeting room at 27 Granby Street – right opposite the gates to the beautiful Queen’s Park and a stones throw away from Charnwood Museum and Gallery and right next door to the library.
All sorts of groups are signed up or nearly ready to use the space and at launch we have sessions with:
Write Stuff’ – a health and well being related writing group.
Raw Art – Arts and Mental Health group.
Cando Café – arts and media for young people
Homeschool – cultural and heritage group for children
Asian Ladies Craft Group – craft and social group
Open Media and Arts Group
Charnwood Great War Centenary Project Groups
Big Knitting Group
20:20 link group
Mutual Craft Company
We also have plans for a number of new groups, these include:
Artslink Editorial Group
New Children’s Arts Sessions
A Regular Hack Space
People Making Places Group(s)
Young Refugee and Asylum groups
We are always open to hearing new ideas from the community.