ArtsHouse On Tour 2015!


ArtsHouse, Charnwood Arts's popular new centre on Loughborough's Granby Street, is about to become ArtsHouse On Tour with the launch of an exciting programme of workshops for young people, set to tour Charnwood villages this summer.

Running from June 27th to August 24th, ArtsHouse On Tour is now in its second season after a storming success last year and is generously supported by the Rawlins Community Trust.

It will run both at weekends and during the week during the summer holidays, visiting Sileby, Barrow on Soar, Burton on the Wolds, Beacon Hill, Quorn and Mountsorrel with a packed programme of Arts workshops to fill those summer schools-out hours.

The programme launches at The Green Place in Sileby on this coming Saturday (June 27th). The day runs from 10.30am until 4.00pm and includes an African Drumming session with Paulo Carnoth and an Arts Table, making musical instruments out of recycled materials as well as Bird Buntings with the Bill Brookman Foundation artists. All of Saturday's activities are 'drop in' sessions and they're free.

Workshops through the Summer Holidays will include Giant Cartooning, Papier Mache, Circus Skills, African Drumming, Printing, Animation, Theatre Workshops, Raku Pottery, East Asian Paper Cutting, a Gruffalo Hunt, making Musical Instruments out of rubbish and Bugs out of pebbles.

Learn all about Life as a Stone-Age Child or stay in the 21st century to make your own home-made digital cameras out of junk with Charnwood Arts's James Chantry.

Make Raku Pottery with artist Jo Keogh or join the Woodlarks - Kate, Sue and Emma - on their "Survivalist Trail" on Beacon Hill.

Enter "The Wonderful World of Dr Seuss" in a workshop with theatre company Accidentally on Purpose Productions or hone your Circus Skills with Sally Renshaw from Bill Brookman Productions.

Create your own eco-friendly Stationery from natural materials or learn how to weave your own Hula-Hoop Bowls.

Try to discover where the Gruffalo is hiding and then dive into a magical Underwater World with Emma Fay Dawes.

This is just a taste of the exciting, multi art-form festival coming to venues all over Charnwood between June 27th and August 24th.

For full details of the ArtsHouse On Tour - and to book your places - just go to This is currently still under construction so, alternatively, contact Rebecca Abrahams at Charnwood Arts on 01509-821035 or email

Past Events

Mon 24th August, 2015

ArtsHouse On Tour: ‘All Day Papier Mache Project’ with Katie Barradell

ArtsHouse On Tour: ‘All Day Papier Mache Project’ with Katie Barradell

10am @ Burton on the Wolds Village Hall

Create your very own animalistic character from papier mache, then dress your unique beast (friendly or not!) Read More »

Sat 22nd August, 2015

ArtsHouse On Tour: ‘Rubbish Art’ with Jane Dearden & Kevin Blair

ArtsHouse On Tour: ‘Rubbish Art’ with Jane Dearden & Kevin Blair

12pm @ Boat House, Barrow On Soar

Recycle materials creatively instead of disposing of them. Explore your artistic, visual and craft skills as Jane and Kevin help to inspire special pieces of artwork from rubbish. Read More »


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