Imaginative Neighbourhoods

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

The artist works 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.

We are delighted to be working this year with Artists Owen Craven-Griffiths, Parmjit Sagoo and Dave "Stickman" Higgins developing a year-round programme of events and community engagement programmes in Belgrave and Beaumont Leys, Leicester.

Find out more about what's going on in each neighbourhood here -

To find out more about the activities happening in each neighbourhood follow us on:-

Facebook: Owen and David at Beaumont Leys

Facebook: Parmjit and David at Belgrave

Creative Champions / Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers for events and Creative Champions to support the regular activity in these areas. If you would be interested in finding out more, please email

Creative Champions are volunteers who are able to commit to regular activity over 6-12 weeks. In recognition of this commitment the 'artist in residence' would support your personal development in creative skills, session planning, training and mentoring with an opportunity for you to receive training in Arts Award.