Past Projects

Starting the Lantern Processions…

27/09/2000

Starting the Lantern Processions…

Mantle Arts first Lantern Procession was in 2000. Over the years we have worked on similar events with a number of youth and community groups,…

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Jewels in the Town – Public Art Project

01/01/1997

Jewels in the Town – Public Art Project

In 1996, in partnership with NW Leicestershire District Council,  Mantle Arts commissioned artists to work with various community groups on its first ever public art project. The…

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Marking Time, Voices from Bardon published by Mantle Lane Press

01/01/1995

Marking Time, Voices from Bardon published by Mantle Lane Press

Bardon is a lost village of Leicestershire, demolished in 1989 to make way for a quarry and it’s inhabitants rehoused. Marking Time is a record…

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The move to Springboard Centre

01/01/1994

The move to Springboard Centre

When the mining industry declined in the early ’80s  a semi-derelict building,  originally a wagon works for building railway rolling stock, was turned  into separate…

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Getting the Coal published by Mantle Lane Press

01/01/1992

Getting the Coal published by Mantle Lane Press

Getting the Coal tells the story of a Leicestershire mining community, in the words of the people who lived there, from the early years of…

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Oral History Tapes Produced

02/09/1986

Oral History Tapes Produced

Oral history tapes.

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Mantle Community Arts begins.

01/06/1985

Mantle Community Arts begins.

Mantle Community Arts was founded as a voluntary organisation by a group of local people in North West Leicestershire. The organisation is initially focused on…

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