18 Sep 2017 - Management Committee meeting at 6pm at Richard Attenborough Centre, Leicester
PROJECT UPDATES and NEWS:
Nicaragua Now - news and stories from and about Nicaragua
Generous donation of £1000 from Southern Housing Group for projects in Masaya.
From May 2014 - May 2015, the LMLG worked in partnership with Syncopate Media on a Heritage Lottery funded project called Making Waves which focused on the creation of a film about the reminiscences and experiences of black British citizens of African Caribbean heritage born in Leicester and Nottingham.
The film, which features 13 people from two generations talking about their experiences of being black and British provides an insight into today's black British identity and culture and asks whether, nearly forty years after the Race Relations Act of 1976, the 'waves' created by one generation have had an impact on the next.
The project involved a series of dynamic workshops in which the diverse communities from both cities worked with specialists from the East Midlands Oral History Archive and the Black Cultural Archives to gain skills in using photographs, artefacts, archives and oral history to explore heritage. The workshops were documented on video.
A further element of the project focused on developing an educational programme for schools in Leicester and Nottingham to increase understanding of the black British experience among young people and encourage them to create work about identity and belonging. In addition, the LMLG produced a comprehensive catalogue of all the Black History resources that are held in the Global Learning Library, our base in Forest Lodge Education Centre.
The film was launched in two dissemination events in Leicester and Nottingham in April and May 2015 respectively. To obtain a copy of the film, please contact Claire Plumb on firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit and like the Making Waves Facebook page
The LMLG worked in partnership with Environmental Studies Ltd on this project which aimed to bring people together around the theme of food to develop practical skills for growing and cooking fresh produce, build understanding of the social and cultural significance of food and raise awareness of the local to global interdependence of our food chain.Cultivating Communities is funded by the Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation.
Funded by the Heritage Lottery 'All our Stories', the LMLG embarked on a huge undertaking to uncover and document some of the hidden stories about Leicester's long tradition in town-twinning.
Over the course of a year, we interviewed 37 people who shared their memories and experiences of how their involvement in town-twinning had impacted on their lives.
Look out for their stories that we will be uploading here soon.
In the meantime, here is a review of our achievements.
My Neighbourhood - Our World
The aim of this project was to bring together people from different parts of the city to
This dynamic project was funded by Awards for All and focused on a series of cross-generational activity days to enable local residents to value their own locality and make connections with the wider world. The aim was to provide opportunities for community members, in a disadvantaged area of the city, to explore their local surroundings and discover our global connections in order to foster an appreciation of people and planet and inspire active citizens who take responsibility for their local area.
The activity days were designed to promote social cohesion and included hands-on workshops to explore specific themes, including: 'Identity & Belonging', 'Well-Being & Healthy Living', 'Culture and Diversity', 'Rights & Responsibilities', 'Climate Change & Sustainable Communities'.
The project was launched in September 2012 with a family bike ride and a Latin American 'Fiesta' where all the themes of the project were introduced in a range of family-friendly activities.