Imaginative Neighbourhoods

Imaginative Neighbourhoods was an Artist in Residence programme to support storytelling as a medium to promote reading for pleasure and language development.

The artist worked with neighbourhood staff, librarians, schools, family and community groups to re-imagine neighbourhood and library spaces as cultural hubs at the heart of the community enabling children and families to take part in the creative activities and performances that can be realised alongside reading for pleasure.

In the final year of the project we worked with Artists Owen Craven-Griffiths, Parmjit Sagoo and Dave "Stickman" Higgins who developed a year-round programme of events and community engagement programmes in Belgrave and Beaumont Leys, Leicester.

Get an idea of the activities that happened in each neighbourhood:

Facebook: Owen and David at Beaumont Leys

Facebook: Parmjit and David at Belgrave