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Laura van der Heijden & Tom Poster

Wed 21 January, 7:30pm
Cope Auditorium
£10 / £8 conc. / £5 studentsBook Tickets

Former BBC Young Musician of the Year winner Laura van der Heijden teams up with Tom Poster, who is internationally recognized as a pianist of outstanding artistry and versality. Together they will be playing Beethoven, Schubert, Bach and Poulenc.

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Endellion String Quartet

Wed 18 February, 7:30pm
Martin Hall Theatre
£12 / £10 conc / £5 studentsBook Tickets

The Endellion String Quartet have recently celebrated their 35th anniversary and still love playing the great masterpieces in the quartet repertoire.

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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

Although her music would probably be classified as folk, Lisa Knapp’s sound encompasses much, much more. 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


Alice Rawsthorn - Hello World: Where Design Meets Life

Wed 14 January, 6:00pm
Loughborough University Design School
free event

Alice Rawsthorn discusses the changing role of design in our lives, the challenges and opportunities facing designers in the future and other issues explored by her latest book “Hello World: Where Design Meets Life”. Alice is a leading writer on design and a former director of The Design Museum in London.

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Fred Pearce - The Landgrabbers

Tue 10 February, 5:45pm
LU Arts Project Space
Free, booking requiredBook Tickets

Land is suddenly a scarce resource. African plains, Asian paddy fields and South American jungles are being snapped up. In his lecture, Fred Pearce, journalist, author and environmental consultant at New Scientist, discusses who are the grabbers and who the victims.

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NT Live - Treasure Island

Thu 22 January, 7:00pm
Cope Auditorium
£10Book Tickets

This Live broadcast from the National Theatre features Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, a story of murder, money and mutiny. It is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, known for her successful and award-winning 1998 play Frozen.

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Happy Mondays - Ceilidh

Mon 26 January, 8:00pm
free (students only)

LU Arts and LSU present Happy Mondays, a great and energising start to the week! This Monday you can have a go at ceilidh dancing.

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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 - 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


Stage Society - Time at the Bar

From: Wed 4 February, 7:00pm
To: Fri 6 February, 7:00pm
To be confirmed
£5 (LU students), £8 (non-students)

'Time at the Bar!' is a comical master piece written and directed by Stage Society member Kieran Mellish. It tells the story about a day's hard work at The Duck's Beak, the finest drinking establishment in all of Yalditch, where preparations are made for the visit of a reviewer from a local paper.

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