In October 1976 a small group of volunteers got together to bring a programme of 'arts' to Countesthorpe and Blaby.
Based loosely at the new Countesthorpe College they were regarded as 'the art wing' of the College and so the story continues......................a small group of volunteers continues to provide a programme of all things arty for the good folks of Countesthorpe and Blaby.
For many years funding was provided by subsidised use of the College and the returns from a very successful Craft Market. We nowadays get no subsidy from the Academy but do get a small grant from Blaby District Council, we also use the services of Live and Local who provide gigs at reduced rates, but we have to make a return for the pleasure which usually brings us back to square one, which means we subsidise most of the events in the Village Hall.
We spread the love by providing artists and bands at other village events and like to support anything arty, which happens in Countesthorpe.