What's On

Wed 3 May 2017

Cope Auditorium

12:30pm

FREE

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The Music Scholarship concert presents three of the best Loughborough University student musicians who have been awarded the prestigious Music Scholarship, in a recital that showcases the huge talent that exists at the University. Through a process of application and audition, the annual award of £500 is given to three of the most talented musicians in the University.

We are delighted to announce that the winners for this year are:

George Rossouw (Drums)

Frederic Cazals (Cello)

Jieye Qin (Piano)

And that a fourth scholarship has been awarded to:

Han Ye (Piano)

Sat 6 May 2017

Cope Auditorium

7:00pm

£5.00

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A story of Empire, Education, Elitism and the Church of England.

The Loughborough Legend tells the enthralling true story of a young boy who dared to dream…and James Arthur Harley dreamed big, leaving his island home of Antigua in the 1890’s to navigate the doubled complexities of the oppressive racism in America and England with grace, style and dignity to achieve an esteemed education and his childhood ambition, but at what price?

The gifted scholar attended Yale, Harvard and Oxford universities at the turn of the 20th Century, before becoming the 1910 Shepshed curate who reinvigorated the local community, and the 1920s Councillor and Loughborough College Governor dubbed the Stormy Petrel.

By Pamela Roberts, author, historian and new playwright.

Wed 10 May 2017

Martin Hall

7:30pm

£13 / £10 conc. / £5 students

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Programme

Haydn - String Quartet op.20 no.4
Arvo Pärt - Summa 
Beethoven - String Quartet op.95 
Dvorak – String Quartet No 12 in F major Op. 96, ‘American’ String Quartet 

The Carducci Quartet recently received the Chamber Music and Song 2016 Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award, the highest recognition for live classical music and musical excellence in the United Kingdom. We wonder if this award had anything to do with their Shostakovich 15 project in August 2015. Because during this event, they showed an almost otherworldly stamina by doing the unthinkable: performing the complete cycle of Shostakovich’s 15 (fifteen!) string quartets in one single day. Playing nearly seven hours of music, in four concerts with barely an hour between each not only demanded a huge amount of dedication from the quartet - consisting of Matthew Denton and Michelle Fleming on violin, Eoin Schmidt-Martin on viola and Emma Denton on cello - it also required an unusual focus from the audience. The dedication of the quartet paid off, with raving reviews about the concert and a cheering audience.

The concert at Martin Hall will be a bit less marathon-like, but nonetheless something to look forward to! The Quartet will be performing a selection of popular classical music tonight, featuring both contemporary music from the likes of Estonian composer Arvo Pärt and some more familiar music including Haydn and Beethoven. 

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EemxXPJWqzg&feature=youtu.be]

Thu 11 May 2017

Cope Auditorium

7:00pm

£10.00

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Jude Law (The Young Pope, Closer, The Talented Mr Ripley) stars in the stage production of Obsession, broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre in London. Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A View from the Bridge, Hedda Gabler) directs this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film.

Gino is a drifter, down-at-heel and magnetically handsome. At a road side restaurant he encounters husband and wife, Giuseppe and Giovanna. Irresistibly attracted to each other, Gino and Giovanna begin a fiery affair and plot to murder her husband. But, in this chilling tale of passion and destruction, the crime only serves to tear them apart.

The stage production of Obsession is produced by Barbican Theatre Productions Limited, London and Toneelgroep Amsterdam; co-commissioned by Wiener Festwochen and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg; co-produced by Holland Festival and David Binder Productions; and supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Certificate 15

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TylpAQ1k9Ew]

Wed 17 May 2017

Cope Auditorium

7:30pm

£7 / £5 conc. / £5 students

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Songs from the Stage, Screen and Surf

Travel with us as we journey through Borodin's C12th Russia (Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor), Verdi's ancient Egypt (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves from Nabucco) and Gounod's C16th Germany (Soldiers' Chorus from Faust). 

Then there'll be chance to enjoy Victorian drama with Gilbert & Sullivan and join in with some Music Hall favourites, before we fast forward to 1960's California - isn't it time to get a round, round, round.......?

Thu 18 May 2017

Cope Auditorium

7:00pm

£10.00

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Sonia Friedman Productions present Imelda Staunton (Gypsy, Vera Drake, the Harry Potter films), Conleth Hill (Game Of Thrones, The Producers), Luke Treadaway (A Street Cat Named Bob, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Hollow Crown) and Imogen Poots (A Long Way Down, Jane Eyre) in James Macdonald’s critically acclaimed, 5 star production of Edward Albee’s landmark play, broadcast live to cinemas from the Harold Pinter Theatre, London.

In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling.

***** ‘Imelda Staunton is at her magnificent best. A first-rate revival of an astonishing play.’ The Guardian

***** ‘Conleth Hill is superb. Exquisite.’ Evening Standard

***** ‘Luke Treadaway and Imogen Poots are terrific.’ Metro

***** ‘James Macdonald’s blistering production. Intoxicatingly good.’ Financial Times

Certificate 12 A

From: Fri 26 May 2017
To: Sat 24 June 2017

Charnwood Museum, Loughborough

10:00am

Free entry

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The political tradition of the pamphlet goes back centuries. The radical, simple format and DIY approach of the pamphlet, has been of long-standing significance for artists, providing alternative platforms for intervention and provocation.

Focusing on the pamphlet as a form of material culture, this exhibition curated by Gillian Whiteley will explore the local, private and public collections of pamphlets, their visual rhetoric, materiality, reproducibility and the ways in which they lend themselves to topicality.

Join us for the Exhibition Opening with a special performance / reading by artist Patrick Goddard: Friday 26 May, 6 – 7.30pm 

27 May – 24 June: Open daily (Mon – Sat, 10am – 4.30pm)

Fri 26 May 2017

Fearon Hall

11:00am

£5.00

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For and Against: Art, Politics and the Pamphlet is a two-day research and public ‘festival’ event responding to research into the political pamphlet and exploring the relevance of the pamphlet for contemporary art practice.

DAY 1 - Public Symposium
Friday 26 May 
Fearon Hall 
Rectory Road
Loughborough
LE11 1PA

This event includes presentation, performances and rants. Artist-taxi-driver, Mark McGowan provides a keynote presentation and is followed by offerings from Ruth Beale, Tim Brennan, Dean Brannagan, Shirley Cameron, Ben Campkin, Chiara Dellerba, Andrea Gibson, Joanne Lee, radical rethink, Rebecca Ross, Miffy Ryan, Evelyn Silver, Jane Tormey, Mo White, Gillian Whiteley and Andrew Wilson.

Please click here to see the programme.

Tickets: £5, includes lunch. This event can be booked online through the university store.

To see the associated event on Saturday 27 May, please click here.

Sat 27 May 2017

Various locations in Loughborough

11:00am

FREE

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For and Against: Art, Politics and the Pamphlet is a two-day research and public ‘festival’ event responding to research into the political pamphlet and exploring the relevance of the pamphlet for contemporary art practice. 

DAY 2 - Pamphlet Day
Saturday 27 May
Loughborough locations - Charnwood Museum, Loughborough Library and Queens Park

This day-long event takes place across sites in Loughborough. It will involve live performative elements by artists commissioned by Radar and a ‘market’ of stalls where public participation in the making of new pamphlets, zines and protest paraphernalia is actively encouraged. Join us!

FREE, no need to book a place, just turn up!

To see the associated event on Friday 26 May, please click here.

Wed 31 May 2017

Cope Auditorium

7:30pm

£13/ £10 conc./ £5 students

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Since forming in 1972, the Brodsky Quartet (Daniel Rowland & Ian Belton, violin, Paul Cassidy, viola and Jacqueline Thomas, cello) have performed over 3,000 concerts on the major stages of the world and have released more than 60 recordings. A natural curiosity and an insatiable desire to explore have propelled the group in a number of artistic directions and continue to ensure them not only a prominent presence on the international chamber music scene, but also a rich and varied musical existence. Their energy and craftsmanship have attracted numerous awards and accolades worldwide, while their ongoing educational work provides a vehicle to pass on experience and stay in touch with the next generation.

Programme

Bach, Johann Sebastian: BWV 1080: The Art of Fugue (selection)

Mendelssohnm Felix Fugue

Shostakovich, Dmitri: Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op.110

Interval

Beethoven, Lugwig van: String Quartet No. 13 in Bb, Op. 130

Thu 22 June 2017

Cope Auditorium

7:00pm

£10.00

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The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world.

This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution.

Internationally acclaimed theatre director Yaël Farber (Les Blancs) draws on multiple accounts to create her urgent, hypnotic production which will be broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre.

Cert 15

Thu 20 July 2017

Cope Auditorium

7:00pm

£10.00

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America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). 

Thu 27 July 2017

Cope Auditorium

7:00pm

£10.00

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America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). Part One: Millennium Approaches was first performed at the National Theatre in 1992 and was followed by Part Two: Perestroika the following year.

Thu 31 August 2017

Cope Auditorium

7:00pm

£10.00

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The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. The unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic and critics call it ‘an extraordinary theatrical triumph’ (The Times) and ‘stunning, searing, unmissable’ (Mail on Sunday).

Billie Piper’s lead performance is described as ‘spellbinding’ (The Evening Standard), ‘astonishing’ (iNews) and ‘devastatingly powerful’ (The Daily Telegraph). Set in contemporary London, Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking climax.

Please note that this broadcast does not have an interval.

***** 
"Brutal yet ferociously funny" Metro

*****
"Billie Piper makes a shattering Yerma in Simon Stone’s inspired reworking of Lorca" The Observer

*****
"A shatteringly powerful reinvention of a familiar classic" The Independent

Cert 15

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