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Free lunchtime concert - Tom Kitching

Wed 18 March, 1:15pm
Cope Auditorium

Since graduating from Loughborough University in 2005, Tom Kitching has done over a thousand gigs and worked with many top UK folk artists, including BBC Folk Award nominated band 'Pilgrims' Way'. He and his band will be playing songs from his highly anticipated solo album, 'Interloper', which captures an English tradition that is open to the world, confident, and comfortable with the journey.

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Lisa Knapp & band

Wed 25 March, 7:30pm
Martin Hall Theatre
£10 / £8 conc / £5 studentsBook Tickets

Lisa Knapp grew up from a diverse musical background, which laid the groundwork for her unique and eclectic sound; a sound which has definitely not gone unnoticed. Known for her impassioned performances and having won Best Original Song in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014, this concert will surely be one not to be missed!

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Escher String Quartet

Wed 29 April, 7:30pm
Martin Hall Theatre
£12 / £10 conc / £5 studentsBook Tickets

In 2013, the Escher String Quartet became one of the very few chamber ensembles to be awarded the prestigious Avery Fischer Career Grant and according to the Guardian, they are ‘clearly one of the finest quartets of their generation’. Obviously, we are very proud that they will be performing in Loughborough this Spring!

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University Choir Spring Concert

Wed 20 May, 7:30pm
Cope Auditorium
£7 / £5 studentsBook Tickets

Spring is in the air! That means that the time has come for the University Choir Spring Concert. Following their Christmas Concert, the choir, made up of staff members, students and local community will present a variety of choruses and solos. The programme will be announced later in the year.

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Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting & Nancy Kerr

Wed 3 June, 7:30pm
Cope Auditorium
£12 / £10 conc / £5 studentsBook Tickets

Martin Simpson has often said that playing music with likes of Andy and Nancy makes him a better player and in this trio he will be mainly playing guitars and banjos, singing and grinning from ear to ear. We’re looking forward to seeing that grin!

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Literature and Talks

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NT Live - Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Thu 12 March, 7:00pm
Cope Auditorium
£10Book Tickets

Meera Syal (The Kumars, Goodness Gracious Me, Rafta Rafta at the National) returns to the National Theatre with a story about a makeshift slum in Mumbai, full of people with plans of their own. Directed by Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road).

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NT Live - A View from the Bridge

Thu 26 March, 7:00pm
Cope Auditorium
£10Book Tickets

The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal.

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NT Live - The Hard Problem

Thu 16 April, 7:00pm
Cope Auditorium
£10Book Tickets

Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) returns to the National Theatre with his highly-anticipated new play The Hard Problem, about Hilary, a young psychology researcher at a brainscience institute, who is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question at work. Directed by Nicholas Hytner (Othello, Hamlet, One Man, Two Guvnors).

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NT Live - Man and Superman

Thu 14 May, 7:00pm
Cope Auditorium
£10Book Tickets

Academy Award® nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List; Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic. A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live.

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Other University Events

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International Women’s Day event - Monica Ross’s ‘history or not’.

Mon 9 March, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
LU Arts ProjectSpace
Free event

As part of the International Women's Day the Sexual Politics Research Group of Loughborough University is organising a free event in the LU Arts Project Space. In celebration of the the late Monica Ross (1950-2013) there will be a re-reading of one of her presentations given on Art, Activism and Feminism in the 1970's. This re-reading is performed by Mo White and is followed by a presentation by Althea Greenan from The Women’s Art Library/Make.

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Exhibition 'Gravity and the Body'

From: Mon 16 March, 5:00pm
To: Fri 27 March, 4:00pm
LU Arts Project Space
free exhibition

We'll be hosting an exhibition of moving image works curated by Fine Art student Henry Taylor as part of the Professional and Enterprising Module. Nick Slater, Director of Arts at LU Arts: ‘We chose Henry’s proposal, because he showed some good curatorial skills and developed a strong and coherent exhibition. It offers people in Loughborough the opportunity to see work from some leading figures in contemporary arts, right at their doorstep!’

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Take One Book

From: Wed 1 April, 12:00am
To: Thu 23 April, 12:00am
Pilkington Library
Ticket information TBC

Open Secret present an exhibition of work made in response to Jeanette Winterson’s autobiography
“Why be Happy When You Could be Normal?”

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