The event saw a fantastic range of amazing performances, involving hundreds of people from across Leicestershire and around two and a half thousand athletes from 19 regions across the UK. These photographs try to provide a balance between the audience, performers and athletes, and show just a small section of this event which provided all the sound, energy, diversity and colour one could wish for.

 

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Hind-Sight is an exhibition of A Level Visual Media work (digital photography) from Hind Leys Community College in Shepshed. The work on display is taken from students final coursework project of which they could choose their own topic. The students have studied themes from 'Macro photography' and 'Toy Stories' to 'Graffiti Art' and 'Performance'.
THE LOUGHBOROUGH MARKET
Dances from Darkness
december '06 /January '07
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The photographs in this exhibition were taken during two trips to Thailand in 2005. The overriding theme is everyday life in the country, aiming to depict the wide variety of lifestyles cultures in this large, populous and diverse nation.
The photographs in this exhibition were taken in 2005 and 2006. The overriding theme is to capture the everyday life of Loughborough market, aiming to depict the traders, their customers, and the diverse nature of their wares.
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Dances from Darkness
A photographic exhibition by Kevin Ryan
Photographic images by Joy Noble-Rollin
A first exhibition to try out our new venture! Three dance events in as many weeks all within three miles of each other - all with women at their centre - an exhibition which celebrates an emergence of expression and empowerment from the depths of darkness.
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"questions of faith"
Photographic exhibition by Charnwood Arts
The sixth Pixel and Grain Gallery exhibition centres on a series of large portrait photographs of people of different faiths, all living and working in Charnwood.
JUNE/AUGUST '06
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"doors in my mind" & "castles in the sky"
2 Photographic exhibitions by Lola Sánchez
Lola Sánchez presents her last two photographic works in England, realized during her stay through the "Leonardo da Vinci" programme in Loughborough between February and May 2006. With these two exhibitions, she tries to show the visual impact that England provoked in her.
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september/october '06
All the results!
Clickit! 2007 International Photographic Competition.
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November/december '06
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"Jack and the beanstalk"
Photographic exhibition by Charnwood Arts
Celebrating the production of this year's Loughborough Town Hall panto, these images were taken at various stages of its progression.
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An exhibition by a group of enthusiasts from Leicestershire who would like to expand the opportunities for local photographers.
The emphasis is on visual ideas and photography as a means of expressing personal approaches and innovation.
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Well known local press photographer Andy T reflects on his career as a working 'snapper'.
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february '07 /march '07
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A special exhibition celebrating the results of this year international photographic competition.
Enjoy this sample of the winners and find inspiration for the next year competition!
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All the results can now be found on the website -link on the left of this page.
Clickit! Competition 2007
A photographic exhibition
by Claude Renault.

Water and the Sacred
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may '07 /july '07
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20 July 2007/31 august '07
Kevin B
This photographer from Leicestershire presents here a selection of Enduro's (motorbike endurance races), celebrities that have been to the Charnwood area and a few what he calls cute animal photographs.
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satyaprakash
A photographic exhibition by Kajal Nisha Patel
"Rag pickers fit into the lowest rung of Indian society. These photographs were taken to understand the survival of a community which I have grown to care for. I would like my baheno (sisters) to acknowledge that their drive and ability to work in such conditions is a topic worthy for motivational speeches, anywhere in the world... They inspired me."
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... the silent radicals.
scenes of the unexpected in loughborough
A photographic exhibition by Loughborough University School of Art and Design
"Is there an uncanny side to Loughborough? What are the unusual , unfamiliar, incidental and unexpected aspects of the town? Where are its hidden places and spaces?"
This selection of photographic work reveals a familiar place from a diverse range of perspectives. It reminds us that there is always something new to discover about where we live, work and play...
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31 august 2007/29 october '07
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"keep it in the family"
It does not seem long ago to Dennis when many shops in town were owned by local people. Alas we are now witnessing the demise of local family businesses. Can they survive the assault of the major high street shops? Dennis has captured some of these shopkeepers in their working environment.
A photographic exhibition by Dennis Powdrill
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29 October 2007/16 November 2007
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16 November 2007/18 January 2008
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"The Immortality of ShU"
A photographic exhibition by Charnwood Arts
These images taken during March and May 2007 in south west China are part of a collection with different contemporary and traditional Chinese arts and artists.
The spectacular production of the musical show "Immortality" represents part of a major undertaking to make the cultural discoveries and heritage of Chengdu known to a wider audience, both within the Province of Sichuan and beyond.
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18 January 2008/29 February 2008
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"Aerial"
A photographic exhibition by Phil Hutchinson
"These aerial photographs all show building landmarks local to Charnwood. We have been privileged to be able to collect them alongside our commercial and wedding photography projects. They bring an unexpected perspective to places that many of us know and love."
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29 february 2008/25 april 2008
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"a passion for dance "
A photographic exhibition by Richard Calmes
"My images show how variable dance can be. There is more to dance than tremendous leaps and jumps. There can be quiet power in a still pose. There is color in dance, but there is also line and form. Dance is so much more than "tricks". It encompasses such a range of beauty that there is no limit to the images it can produce, or the feelings it can invoke within us."
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"Nature's lens"
A photographic exhibition by A Level photography students from Hind Leys Community College, Shepshed
In 2008 the group of students were part of a natural history project. They were encouraged to look at things in a different way with a new perspective not only on the natural environment around them but also on their photography. This exhibition is a selection of some of their images taken from the nature walk in the Outwoods and from a visit to the Collection Resources Centre.
25 april 2008/20 June 2008
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The view of six contemporary Polish photographers which commemorates
the 40th Anniversary of the students protests in Paris in 1968.

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Protest Exhibition
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20 June 2008/1 August 2008
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"A Passion For Swimming "
A photographic exhibition by Angela Edwards
Angela’ s black and white photographs really explore the outer edges of fast film photography, capturing the grace, power and movement of the Loughborough University elite women’s swimming team above and below water. Two of the elite team are now in Beijing competing for Olympic gold. This exhibition is the second in the Passion for Performance project, a four year people's photography based initiative leading up to the 2012 London Olympics.
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"Theatre of the Imaginary "
A photographic exhibition by Tatiana Antonuk
Gentleness, sensuality and surrealism could define Tatiana Antonuk's portraits and self-portraits. A citizen of Krasnoyarsk (Siberia), her current works are accomplished with the pictoral effects of photography from another century. These effects denote the marking out of her own artistic route within the hectic landscape of Russian contemporary photography.
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1 August 2008/26 september 2008
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There were three categories in this year's international competition: Decisive Moment, Landscape and Photo Essay. If you fancy having a go yourself enjoy this exhibition of the winning entries and find inspiration for next year!
Clickit! Competition 2008: the results
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26 september 2008/14 November 2008
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"Photographing in the public space is an art on its own, highly inspirational..." Luis Afonso's love for the city, its everyday life and the beauty of unfamiliar encounters, is now being shared with the joy of being among nature, the wide open fields and the salted water. "Are there any similarities between these two genres within my photography? Well, you decide?..."
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14 November 2008/16 January 2009
"From City To Sea "
Luis Afonsos's Portugal
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16 January 2009 / 6 March 2009
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"Tribute"
Glastonbudget Tributes and the Real Deals...
...KEEPING THE MUSIC ALIVE! Now dubbed as Europe’s largest tribute and new bands festival, ‘Glastonbudget’ is held annually over the late May Bank Holiday weekend just outside the Charnwood village of Wymeswold. Charnwood Arts has been involved since the early days and has documented Glastonbudget photographically over the years as well as running its own venue at the festival, the ‘Charnie Arnie Marquee’, for the first time in 2008.
by Charnwood Arts
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"Colours meet rituals anD PeopLE"
by Subir Basak
"Light is my inspiration because it creates the image..."
"I am Subir Basak from Kolkata, India, who does not like to be called a photographer; instead I like the phrase "artist of light and shade" better....
My real topic of interest became -and the favorite of many photographers: 'people'. I tried to give a form of reality and truthfulness to the emotions, surroundings, values, traditions and lives of people. My camera clicked...clicked...clicked...."
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Pixel & Grain Gallery is a joint venture between Loughborough based Charnwood Arts and Loughborough Town Hall. The cafe gallery spaces provide a window for photographers to display up to 15 landscape, portrait or square format images in frames provided by the venue. 

Most exhibitions follow a 'to view' size of 18 inches by 12 inches but mounts may also be used within the standard frames to show other variations.

Photographers of all ages and locations worlwide are welcome to display their works in the gallery and through an accompanying on-line exhibition website. The gallery is committed to showing a wide range of work from both amateurs and professionals and group work.

Exhibitions run from one month to two months in duration. Loughborough Town Hall is a busy art and cultural venue with a large daily throughput of people - so if you would like your work to be seen - get in touch!

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VISION 09
was an exciting competition for under 26 year olds.
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"NONE BUT THE BRAVE"
by Charnwood Arts
The Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics GB
Walkers Stadium, Leicester, 25th July 2009
6 March 2009 / 17 April 2009
17 April 2009 / 3 August 2009
3 AUGUST 2009 / 13 OCTOBER 2009
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Ay Up Me Duck was an exciting community project encouraging local people to produce creative photographs focusing on a simple rubber duck. The response from the community and the creativity of the entries has been inspiring; ducks have been taken all over the world, from Sweden to Sri Lanka, as well as staying closer to home in gardens and homes across Leicestershire.
"AY UP ME DUCK"
by Vanilla Galleries
The winners and some of the best submissions for Vanilla Galleries' photography competition (4 July - 3 Sep 2009).
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13 October 2009 / 4 December 2009
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"HEADSCAPES"
These images embody Lucia's chapters of thought; "If you were able to paint sudden bursts of thought and emotion, the images in "Headscapes" are what mine might look like." Many of the images are blurred and layered with multiple textures blended in with the original photograph, hinting at the inspiration of the often dream-like reflective thought processes behind them. "What you are actually seeing when you look at these images, are still clips of the film in my mind."
by Lucia O'Connor-McCarthy
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4 December 2009 / 29 January 2010
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"Night Woods - White Woods and Volcaniclastic"
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by Sarah Elson
This selection of black and white images from three series of Sarah's work focuses on woodland but addresses opposite experiences, in the night time and in the daylight, and one series combines geology and photography by offering an in depth and close up view of the rock outcrops of Bradgate Park, Leicestershire, depicting how different and violent our landscape once was.
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29 January 2010 / 12 March 2010
"Sarajevo to SUlAwEsi"
"...Through my work and travels, I want to show the great diversity of the Muslim world, as well as examples, both current and historical, of peaceful coexistence... I don't purport to bring you the "real" Muslim world, but I believe that our observations, even if not new to you, might be illuminating simply because they show aspects of the religion and common life in the regions, things one sees day-to-day, ordinarily, outside of the lens of politics or war...."
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by Derek Brown
A Look Into Muslim Diversity
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"GEOPOETIC"
by Stephane Daupley
'Vu du ciel' / 'Photography from the Air'
...To take photographs from the air is a relatively old project of mine. Taking aerial views is a discipline for which there is no school. My photographic project simply aims to illustrate my intuitions about the predominance of the imaginary - sometimes Promethean, sometimes simply absurd - in the transformation of the modern countryside. I finally composed the neoligism “Geopoetic” to explain this improbable dialectic of reason and subjectivity...
19 March / 14 May 2010
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14 MAY / 9 JULY 2010
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"PLETHORA"
by Jerzy Bucki
Journey across the country of good and friendly people
Jerzy is a committed amateur photographer, specializing in street photography, travel photography and documenting life in two regions of Poland: the industrial region of Upper Silesia and the unspoilt, “lost in time” region of Podlasie in Eastern Poland.
He also uses his numerous opportunities to travel abroad to learn about other cultures and he is an active member of TrekEarth.com photo community.
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9 July / 10 September 2010
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"Threads of Dreams, ThrEads of Reality"
by Maddalena Phillips
...This exhibition is a window into my mind, my view of the world...
I adore a lomographic view and strongly believe that vintage is the future! When I don’t have the resources available to portray my vision, I reach for Photoshop... We only get one shot at life, why not live it to the very fullest? Don't dream your dreams.. Own them! I hope to express this with my work, it's a colourful and exciting portrayal of all the world can be, and so much more.... As Maurice Sendak, the author of Where The Wild Things Are, beautifully said:
"There must be more to life than having everything" ...
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10 SEPTEMBER / 19 NOVEMBER 2010
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The aim of this exhibition is to give a glimpse of life in the street, portraying both the happy and also the sad side. When people are looking at my photographs I want them to actually feel the atmosphere on the street... Some are sad, some are quirky, some are very emotional but that's how life is on the street.
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by Paul Brown
"IN THE STREET"
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"Clickit! 'OPEN' PHOTO-Competition 2010"
...THE RESULTS!
The entries for the "ClickIt! Open" this year presented the hardest task for our judges yet. It is true that a number of entrants from past years have gone on to enlarge their mark upon the world of photography. However, this year the quality and diversity of work we received was truly astounding....It is with great joy and enthusiasm that we present a small selection of this work through this exhibition....
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19 NOVEMBER 2010 / 21 January 2011
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Of all the ClickIt! competitions this was the hardest to judge and the competition which elicited the highest quality of work.
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a matter of producing six strong and winning images - telling or suggesting a story with one image is sometimes easier. For the six image essay the photographer's artistry also must consider the way in which these images work together. What is that links them? The visual elements, accompanying or included text, an aesthetic quality, a linkage of feelings, a visual narrative?...
"Clickit! PHOTO-ESSAY 2010"
...THE RESULTS!
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"Clickit! Vision 2010"
...THE RESULTS!
21 January / 5 April 2011
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This was the second 'Vision' international photography competition aimed at younger photographers world-wide. For a second year we and the judges were delighted by the number of entries and the quality of work submitted...
...The emergent talent around the world points to an incredible future for image making in the decades to come.