On Thursday 19th July 2018 we were at the Century Theatre in Coalville at the Leicestershire and Rutland Heritage Forum Awards evening. The Leicestershire & Rutland Heritage Forum (LRHF) is for all museums and heritage organisations covering both counties and the city of Leicester. Leicestershire & Rutland Heritage Forum
We were delighted to be presented the award for
The Famous Fifty Exhibition – Coalville
A commemorative multi-faceted project honouring the Famous 50 and their contribution and sacrifice in WWI. This inclusive exhibition involved 3550+ of volunteer hours, 50 groups, and 200+ volunteers; it turned empty market stalls into trenches and cinemas, and a market into an exhibition venue attracting over 3200 visitors in 4 weeks.
See more information and a short film here Famous Fifty of Coalville
We were also shortlisted in the ‘project over £750’ category, the judges thought the entry was worthy of a Very Highly Commended certificate for our George Smith of Coalville Project – A collaboration between a University, a School and a Business
Students from De Montfort University were supported to develop a contemporary exhibition with year 9 pupils from Newbridge High School about George Smith of Coalville – a local heritage hero. Teaming up with Mander Cruickshank and Emma Lake, graphic artist enabled a lasting legacy, a mural, to be created in the centre of Coalville.
The Hero Project CIC would never have won this award & VHC certificate without our amazing team of creative people, inspirational volunteers and young people.
Deana and Julia want to say a huge thank you to each and every person that joined in both projects, supported us in many different ways and visited the exhibition.