expresseum poetics manages and delivers community based projects.

Some of our past projects are…

Poetry-making projects:

Three Houses Dreamed poetry workshop series

Our poetry workshop series in 2014 visited Newarke Houses Museum, Wigston Framework Knitters Museum, and Calke Abbey. Three poetry anthologies from this series have been created…read more.


Locks, Bells & Pealing Wallpaper poetry workshop series

In 2013 expresseum poetics ran a series of poetry workshops at Calke Abbey, Foxton Locks Museum, and the Carillon & Queens Park. These heritage sites, and the collections in them, inspired the poetic imaginations of local writers…read more.


Box of Props poetry workshop series

In 2012 expresseum poetics ran two mini residencies in two local museums. Objects from the museums’ collections were used as inspiration for creative writing…read more.



Heritage & arts based projects:

Exploring the Heritage of Leicester’s Cultural Quarter

In 2015/16 we worked with people who use mental health services to explore the fascinating heritage of the Cultural Quarter area of Leicester city centre…read more.



Our School: Exploring Maplewell Hall’s historical & environmental heritage

In 2014 we managed and co-delivered a project with young people at Maplewell Hall Special Educational Needs School. This project explored the fascinating history of the Maplewell estate, and created an exhibition about this history, in the school’s own museum…read more.


Re-discovering Leicestershire’s Victorian Lunatic Asylums

In 2013 we worked with the BrightSparks Arts in Mental Health Group on a heritage project which explored the two lunatic asylums that served Leicester and Leicestershire in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries…read more.