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….
It was a real pleasure to meet the pupils of King Edward VII College in Coalville on 1 March 2017. Deana and Julia, took part in the ‘mock interview’ day, they saw just how much talent and passion there is in young people, some with clear cut career paths already in place, others taking their time to see what develops!
It was memorable to see “the smiles on the faces of those students who particularly lack confidence and have overcome this as a result of their interviews. Volunteering your time at events such as this makes a colossal difference to the lives of young people. You have widened their horizons, raised their aspirations, improved their confidence and made them smile. Your hard work has literally changed the lives of the young people you interacted with; neither we nor they can possibly thank you enough!”
Alice Wealleans, Senior Leader for Employability
Deana and Julia are in the great position to offer young people the chance to get meaningful community based volunteering opportunities in Coalville. Why not get in touch and see how you can be part of our team of Coalville Heroes!
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!
Tuesday November 29th marks a significant day in the history of the future of Coalville. Tears were brought to the eyes of an audience of friends and family that watched the children of Belvoirdale Primary taking to their local stage to perform Hamlet with an accompanying sound track of ‘Madness’
This really was one step beyond ! We were honoured to host such a spectacle and welcome more groups and schools to do the same.
A very proud Headteacher Mr Dax personally thanked every child and provided them with a memento, and said they could all keep the cool costumes!
Local Film Maker, James Reader from Front Row Films said “‘With it’s themes of courtly intrigue, madness, corruption and revenge, Hamlet is one of the best loved yet most challenging of Shakespeare’s plays. I was amazed and spellbound by a cast of pupils from Belvoir Primary School last night who delivered a shortened version at the Century Theatre under the direction of new Head Teacher, Richard Dax. For pupils of this age to not only understand the play but to be actively engaged and excited by it was nothing short of inspirational. Hopefully this will mark the start of a series of Shakespeare performances by pupils from Belvoir Primary School. Which play is next? Watch this space! Full film coming soon on Coalville Heroes Facebook page”
Check out Coalville Heroes Tv for some of our other films too…
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