Community projects

Dolly Shepherd

Dolly Shepherd 19th February 2014

Coalville Comes Alive 2013

Coalville Comes Alive 2013 16th May 2013

On June 22nd 2013, from 11 am to 2pm we will be filling the Belvoir Shopping Centre in Coalville with amazing street theatre performers. Among the highlights is Artizani's fantastic show 'Desert Island Disks' which features a shipwrecked mariner and a giant lobster. Also joining us will be old favourites Stuff and Things and puppet company Frolicked, doing walkabout encounters. You will also meet a musical dragon and a show that takes place inside a whale. More details and pictures on the event page here: Coalville Comes Alive

Lutterworth Sculpture

Lutterworth Sculpture 14th November 2011

Mantle Arts is working in partnership with Lutterworth Town Council to create a sculptural 'gateway feature’ for the town.

The aim is to create a modern iconic art work which will symbolise and celebrate the south Leicestershire town of Lutterworth now and in the future, whilst also acknowledging its heritage and sense of place.

The work will take place during the first half of next year and it is planned that the unveiling of the sculpture will coincide with the celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II in June 2012.

Images of the site can be downloaded below.

Window Works

Window Works 17th June 2011

Mantle Arts and North West Leicestershire District Council are creating work to transform empty shops in the town centre of Coalville, N.W. Leicestershire. Each artwork will completely fill the window of a shop, creating a spectacular exhibition of contemporary art.

Memory Lanes

Memory Lanes 15th November 2010

Mantle Arts has received funding from Heritage Lottery to undertake a project focused on the history of the village of Newton Burgoland and the surrounding parishes in North West Leicestershire.

‘Memory Lanes’ will focus on the period from the 1930s to the1950s, particularly concentrating on land use and how that has influenced the lives of villagers at different periods, and with special reference to the Second World War.

25th Anniversary

25th Anniversary 13th July 2010

Mantle was 25 years old in 2010. We organised a number of art events to celebrate this. Some were very small and some were bigger performances, celebrations and events.

Wirksworth Arts Festival 2010

Wirksworth Arts Festival 2010 28th April 2010

Mantle has been appointed as the Wirksworth Festival Community
Event Facilitator, for the September 2010 festival. We will be producing a spectacular event, involving as many local people as possible.

The project will involve five different workshop programmes, working with local groups and individuals, all of which will all result in processions of different kinds.

On Sunday September 26th, the five processions will start from the outskirts of the town and meet in the centre, where we will have a dramatic celebration, involving fire, music and dance.

Heart of the Forest Festival

Heart of the Forest Festival 24th August 2009

Every year, for the last three years, thousands of people have visited the Heart of the Forest Festival in Measham. Mantle Arts have been involved since the very first festival and have been delighted with the response from the local community. The event is run by The Heart of The Forest Festival Committee, alongside a range of local partners. This year, it took place on Saturday 27th June and attracted 8,000 people. Mantle were involved in helping local children to create artistic features for the Parade, which travels through the village before arriving on the festival grounds at Measham Leisure Centre.

Miners Gala Parade

Miners Gala Parade 24th August 2009

Mantle Arts will be working in partnership with local schools this Autumn, to create visual arts features for Coalville's very own Miners Gala Parade. Taking place on Saturday 12th September, this parade is being run by Snibston Discovery Museum as part of their Miners Gala. The Gala will run from 10am-5pm and the Parade will begin at 10.30am, starting from Memorial Square.

Coalville Comes Alive

Coalville Comes Alive 27th May 2009

Coalville Comes Alive was a festival was programmed by a group of local young people, as part of 'Find Your Talent', and managed by Mantle Arts. It took place on Saturday 30th May, 10am-3pm, at Belvoir Shopping Centre, Coalville.