Coalville Market, sounds, lights and the Famous 50! Local people and businesses have come together to help us create this immersive experience. (In less than 10 days with very little budget!)
Starting with the mining heritage of (most) of the Famous 50, progressing into the trenches of WW1, with a chance to pop into the Thinking Booth to hear some of the poetry that has been written, leading into the main exhibition area you will have a chance to explore the Famous 50 in a unique way.
All you need to do to turn this idea into a reality is turn up..
We are looking for people that can help steward on the evening..
Please share and spread the word. There is only only chance as the exhibition closes on the Saturday after.
Thanks to year 6 Hugglescote Primary, Darren ‘The Graffman’ artist and the Famous 50 we were able to create minature art keepsakes to give away in the community.
Using the recycled spray paint cans the children completed their piece of art, wrote their unique label- one for each soldier- and left them in the community at specific locations using the Famous 50 map in Coalville Market.
To decide where to hide them they all researched one of the Famous 50 using census information and extracts from the book 50 Good Men and True written by local author Michael Kendrick and had a visit from local historian Clark Robinson.
“The children really engaged with this project – its brought their research to life and there was real purpose behind it” said their teacher.
Literacy, history, pshe, geography, art and design, are just some of the subjects covered without the children really noticing. Now they are seeing their soldiers get new homes all over Coalville – with people uploading their finds to our Coalville Heroes Facebook page.
So far 10 out of the 50 have been found. There are 40 more out there….
Hope you can make it to the market in Coalville on Friday or Saturday (Feb 17th / 18th) to visit the first contemporary art exhibition it has ever hosted!
Newbridge pupils have been working very hard to create an interpretation of the life and times of one of Coalvilles great heroes GEORGE SMITH!. Come along to find out more. All welcome. We would love your feedback and nominations for other Coalville heroes! There ‘s a chance for you to add to the exhibition too! Bring your kids, bring your grannies, bring yourselves. See you there!
Action Mans 50th birthday trail – round Coalville town Centre and the Market. Plus School design challange. Questionnaires and forms at participating shops and downloadable from here. Any questions call Deana on 07974260453
The Street Art Trailer can be brought to your home, business or event and we can supply a street artist and paints if you need them – we do have to make a small charge for use of paints and transport costs, plus the street artist hourly fee.
These youngsters were practicing their names using brightly coloured paints and white outlines. Julia, one of our Directors was very pleased with her JB tag created by Ample the artist assisting on the day!
On Thursday 1st Sep the Coalville Musical Theatre School performed their very own version of Living On A Prayer – Coalville Market style! It was awesome – after performing it in the Market last week they got to do it on the stage at Coalvilles very own theatre. Hopefully they are going to create a Century Theatre version next – looking forward to it!