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From: Mon 4 September 2017
To: Mon 30 October 2017

1:00am

Competition

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Ahead of the return of a full programme of activities this autumn, The Student Wordsmith is re-launching by opening submissions on the theme of ‘Sound and Silence’ for Issue 5 of their Creative Writing journal, The Purple Breakfast Review.

Opening on Monday 4th September 2017, this new submissions window invites writers (of short prose and poetry), illustrators, artists and photographers to send their work on the theme of ‘Sound and Silence’ to The Student Wordsmith via email: submissions@thestudentwordsmith.com.

Submissions will close at midnight on Monday 30th October 2017.

For full details (including word limits and document/image formats), along with our submissions guidelines, please visit: www.thestudentwordsmith.com.

Informal enquiries can be sent to: enquiries@thestudentwordsmith.com.

From: Fri 8 September 2017
To: Fri 13 October 2017

Martin Hall Exhibition Space

10:00am

Free

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Loughborough has a unique and interesting history whereby today's internationally recognised Design School emerged from a commitment to inviting leading craftsmen from ‘the Cotswold School’ to train students in furniture making.

The ‘Handicraft Unit’, as it was then known, required its students to set aside time each week to work under two of the most famous proponents of the Cotswold School, firstly Peter Waals and later Edward Barnsley. They produced functional items that were used by the students and as a result the university now has a rich collection of furniture of museum quality. The most visible example of this was the bedroom sets that were made for each college bedroom. These consisted of a chest of drawers, wardrobe, book case and chairs that often had the individual student's initials carved into them. While the university is committed to retaining key items from the collection it has a surplus of bedroom sets and chairs which are to be sold off as part of an online auction. The pieces for auction can be viewed online here.

To coincide with this auction and to further celebrate this interesting history, LU Arts are working with Jennifer Clark, University Archivist, to organise an exhibition in Martin Hall Exhibition Space of some of the fascinating material that records this time in the university history, upon which its motto ‘training through production’ originated. 

LU Arts has also commissioned artist Giles Round to re-design its offices, taking inspiration from the archive material as well as incorporating items from the collection itself.


Related Events

Handicraft Unit Auction
Viewing of work to be auctioned
West Park Teaching Hub
Friday 8 September – Sunday 10 September

Handicraft Unit Display: Martin Hall Exhibition Space
Opening Friday 8 September – Sunday 10 September
Open thereafter Monday 11 September – Friday 13 October (Mon – Fri, 10am-4pm)

Fri 20 October 2017

Bathaus

2:00pm

Free

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Join us for the launch of Bathaus. Designed by architecture practice Studio Weave, the bat house was commissioned to house a colony of bats residing in an abandoned 19th century cottage on Loughborough University's campus.

After a visit to the Bathaus, a panel of guests will lead a discussion about the project.

Panel members:

Daniel Foster, Associate Ecologist, FPCR Environment and Design Ltd
Jo Shields, Sustainability Manager, Campus Services (Loughborough University)
Nick Slater, Director - LU Arts (Loughborough University)
Je Ahn, Studio Weave

Light refreshments will be served. This event is free but we ask that you book a place by sending your contact details to luarts@lboro.ac.uk or by calling 01509 222 881.

Sat 21 October 2017

Loughborough Market

12:30pm

Drop In, Free

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Get creative at our special market stall. It's free and suitable for all ages, simply drop in.

Activity TBC.

This event is part of the Loogabarooga Festival.

Sat 21 October 2017

Martin Hall

7:30pm

£13 / £10 conc. / £5 students

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Currently BBC New Generation Artists, the Van Kuijk Quartet’s international accolades boast First, Best Beethoven and Best Haydn Prizes at the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet competition, First Prize and an Audience Award at the Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition, as well as becoming laureates of the Aix-en-Provence Festival Academy. Further to this, they join the ECHO Rising Stars roster for the 2017/2018 season.

The Van Kuijk Quartet is in residence at Proquartet, Paris, where they study with members of the Alban Berg, Artemis and Hagen quartets. Having taken their first steps as students of the Ysaye Quartet, the young musicians have worked with Günter Pichler at the Escuela Superior de Mùsica Reina Sofia in Madrid; supported generously by the International Institute of Chamber Music of Madrid.

Programme:

Debussy: String Quartet

Janacek: String Quartet No. 1

Interval

Ravel: String Quartet


(Image: Andrea H. Vega)

Thu 26 October 2017

Cope Auditorium

7:00pm

£10 / £5 students

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Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

Now seen by over 750,000 people worldwide, the original 2015 NT Live broadcast returns to cinemas.

As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (PoshChimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions.

(Certificate 12A)

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2LRdBjpMPM]

Thu 16 November 2017

Function Room at The Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough

6:00pm

Free

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Are our attitudes towards climate change post Brexit and post Trump changing?  How do we assess the truth regarding climate change?  In a time of ‘fake news’ and biased press, it is all the more difficult to know exactly what future we face regarding climate change.  Join Professor Rob Wilby and an invited guest to join in a discussion around these key questions.

Book free tickets



Thu 16 November 2017

Cope Auditorium

7:00pm

£10

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Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.

New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves.

Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors).

Winner of Academy, Tony, Grammy and Olivier awards, Sondheim’s previous work includes A Little Night MusicSweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George.

(Certificate 12A)

Mon 20 November 2017

Cognitos, Loughborough Students Union

7:30pm

Students Free / Non Students £4 on the door

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Acoustic Night invites a leading singer songwriter to come to Loughborough to perform alongside students from the university. Check out the best new talent in the campus and across the country!

Our headlining act for this Acoustic Night is:

To be confirmed!

Sat 25 November 2017

Martin Hall

7:30pm

£13 / £10 conc. / £5 students

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STORIES IN MUSIC

The Chamber Ensemble of London - up to 14 string players - is directed by the violinist Peter Fisher, amongst "a handful of the world's finest musicians" as The Times noted following a Royal Albert Hall concert in 2005.

The Ensemble has given dozens of classical concerts at St Martin-in-the-Fields, St James’s Piccadilly and the Purcell Room. For many years it was associated with the Wavendon Festival run by Sir John Dankworth and Dame Cleo Laine, which meant it also played light music and jazz as well as the standard baroque and classical repertoire. Versatile programming, often using special arrangements and new music, has led to engagements with the London Film Museum in County Hall, the Banqueting House and the Victoria & Albert Museum. CEOL has also played for several music societies and at festivals outside London.

The players are handpicked from London's best, and their repertoire spans baroque, classical, romantic and new music.

Peter Fisher plays regularly with Dorothy Linell, lutenist and plucked instrument player, pianist Peter Hewitt and with the Trio Petrus piano trio. Peter has also had very successful partnerships with pianists Alvin Moisey, Michael Dussek and Nadia Lasserson.

Featuring Jacqui Dankworth, storyteller and narrator. Her concert appearances and her stylistically diverse recordings showcase her virtuosic, seemingly effortless mastery of a wide spectrum of genres. Known primarily as a jazz singer, Jacqui’s unique musical palette also draws on folk, soul, classical, blues, and numerous other influences. Reviewers have described her as “incomparable”, “multi-faceted” and “…one of our finest singers, regardless of category” (Sunday Times). Jacqui has performed and recorded with a diverse array of celebrated musicians, including the Brodsky Quartet, Paloma Faith, and Clare Teale.

Programme:

Rimsky-Korsakoff: The Young Prince and the Young Princess arr. Kreisler/Fisher

Clive Jenkins: The White Bird, an old Dartmoor Legend

Alan Ridout: Ferdinand the Bull

Interval

Vivaldi: Winter from the Four Seasons

Saint-Säens: Danse Macabre

Telemann: Don Quixote (Suite)

 

 

Mon 4 December 2017

Cognitos, Loughborough Students Union

7:30pm

Students Free / Non Students £4 on the door

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Welcoming all budding performance poets to the stage to show us what they've got.

Not only will there be a number of open mic slots available for you to show your stuff, this edition also brings a special guest to the stage:

To be confirmed!

There will be opportunities for others to perform their work by signing up to the open-mic slots available. If you wish to take part, please email Isobel Sigley at I.Sigley-15@student.lboro.ac.uk, or Emily White at e.f.white-15@student.lboro.ac.uk

Wed 6 December 2017

Cope Auditorium

7:30pm

£7

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A great start to the festive season!

The University Choir hosts a number of concerts throughout the year and is widely enjoyed by those who attend. The choir is conducted by Eleanor Graff-Baker and is made up of staff members, students and the local community who have a great enthusiasm for singing.

This concert is guaranteed to put you in the mood for Christmas with festive songs and refreshments. 

Thu 7 December 2017

Cope Auditorium

7:00pm

£10

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Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night,Green Wing) is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors.

1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy.

Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures. His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job on the railway. But there’s still no one in the capital who can show you a better night on the piss than Karl Heinrich Marx. 

(Certificate 12A)

Sat 17 February 2018

Emmanuel Church, Loughborough

7:30pm

£10 / £8 conc. / £5 students

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Martin James Bartlett won BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2014. His performance of Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, with conductor Kirill Karabits and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, received overwhelming acclaim from Edinburgh’s Usher Hall audience and from those tuning into the live recording broadcast on BBC4 and BBC Radio 3.

In the same year, Bartlett began his undergraduate studies with Professor Vanessa Latarche at the Royal College of Music, where he is a Foundation Scholar supported by Terry Hitchcock. He also performed Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the Ulster Orchestra at the BBC Proms “Last Night” celebrations, which were broadcast live from Belfast on BBC Four and BBC Radio Ulster. He made his BBC Proms debut in 2015 performing Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Eric Whitacre.

In 2016, as part of the Chinese State visit to the UK, Bartlett performed a private concert for the First Lady of China, Peng Liyuan, and other dignitaries. He also recently performed at Her Majesty the Queen's 90th Birthday thanksgiving service, which was broadcast live on BBC One from St. Paul's Cathedral.

In March 2017 Bartlett was announced as one of the thirty competitors at the Van Cliburn Competition.

Martin James Bartlett has performed with orchestras including BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Bartlett has performed in recital and with orchestras at the Royal Albert Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Barbican, Wigmore Hall, Purcell Rooms, Birmingham Symphony Hall and Cheltenham Town Hall. He has also performed internationally in France, Italy, Germany, Serbia, Russia and the USA. He has participated in masterclasses with Sir András Schiff, Lang Lang, Stephen Kovacevich, Kathryn Stott, Peter Donohoe and Ferenc Rados.

Bartlett was awarded the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Schoralship in 2017. Following his success in the BBC Young Musician competition, he received support from the Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT). He was the recipient of numerous other prizes and awardsduring his time at the Royal College of Music Junior Department and Purcell School.

Programme:

Scarlatti: Sonata E major K.380

Scarlatti: Sonata B minor K.27

Scarlatti: Sonata G major K. 260

Beethoven: Sonata Op. 109

Interval

Rachmaninoff : Prelude in B minor Op. 32 No.10

Rachmaninoff : Prelude in G major Op. 32 No 5

Rachmaninoff : Prelude in G Sharp minor Op. 32 No. 12

Liszt: Sonetto 104 del petrarca

Scriabin : Piano Sonata No.4 in F-sharp major, Op.30

(Image: Kaupo Kikkas)

Thu 22 February 2018

Cope Auditorium

7:00pm

£10

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Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) stars Sienna Miller alongside Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.

On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out? 

(Certificate 15)

Mon 26 February 2018

Cognitos, Loughborough Students Union

7:30pm

Students Free / Non Students £4 on the door

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Acoustic Night invites a leading singer songwriter to come to Loughborough to perform alongside students from the university. Check out the best new talent in the campus and across the country!

Our headlining act for this Acoustic Night is:

To be confirmed!

Sat 10 March 2018

Martin Hall

7:30pm

£13 / £10 conc. / £5 students

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Since the founding of a mixed voice choir in 1972, the Choir of Clare College has gained an international reputation as one of the world’s leading university choirs. In addition to its primary function of leading services three times a week in the College chapel, the Choir keeps an active schedule recording, broadcasting, and performing. Former directors have included John Rutter and Timothy Brown. Under the direction of Graham Ross, Director of Music since 2010, it has been praised for its consistently ‘thrilling’ and ‘outstanding’ performances worldwide. Recent engagements include Fauré’s Requiem with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Handel’s Messiah with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and the world première of Alexander Raskatov’s Green Mass with the London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO), and concerts in Notre Dame Cathedral, the Netherlands, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Graham Ross is Director of Music of Clare College, Cambridge, and Principal Conductor/co-founder of The Dmitri Ensemble. A composer and conductor of a broad repertoire, he has had works performed throughout Europe and beyond.

Mon 12 March 2018

Cognitos, Loughborough Students Union

7:30pm

Students Free / Non Students £4 on the door

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Welcoming all budding performance poets to the stage to show us what they've got.

Not only will there be a number of open mic slots available for you to show your stuff, this edition also brings a special guest to the stage:

To be confirmed!

There will be opportunities for others to perform their work by signing up to the open-mic slots available. If you wish to take part, please email Isobel Sigley at I.Sigley-15@student.lboro.ac.uk, or Emily White at e.f.white-15@student.lboro.ac.uk

Thu 22 March 2018

Cope Auditorium

7:00pm

£10

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Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London.

Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.

Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake. 

(Certificate 12A)

Wed 18 April 2018

Martin Hall

7:30pm

£16.50 / £5 students

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Over the course of her remarkable career, Maddy Prior has made it her mission to work with some of the most exceptional musicians in the world – both within Steeleye Span and beyond. To that noted list she has added accordion player, singer and clog dancer Hannah James and multi-instrumentalist Giles Lewin (Bellowhead / Carnival Band), forming a trio that explores the music of England, the British Isles and Eastern Europe. Debut album 3 For Joy took fourteenth century poems, tales of the industrial revolution from Ulster and music from the Southern Baptist Church tradition, while their latest Shortwinger is themed on the wild field, mainly concerned with birds, hares and their place in folk mythology.

The trio will be performing songs from both albums as well as highlights from Maddy’s solo and band career – all presented in a daring acoustic style that enhances one of the finest voices this country has ever produced.

Wed 9 May 2018

Martin Hall

7:30pm

£15 / £10 conc. / £5 students

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Lakin McCarthy presents Robin Ince - Pragmatic Insanity.

Robin is the winner of a Sony Gold and Rose d'Or for the Infinite Monkey Cage and the Time Out Outstanding Contribution to Comedy, as well as The Francis Crick Science Journalism Award and 3 Chortle awards.

Robin's first new stand up show in three years is a clash of the two cultures, a joyous romp through his favourite artists and strangest scientific ideas. From the work of Stanley Spencer to Niels Bohr, it is 90 minutes fizzing with ideas about creativity in science and art, as well as asking why we believe we see what we see, and why we believe what we believe.

Robin will have just finished a 70 date, record breaking tour with Brian Cox that concludes at Wembley Arena. 

Age 14+

(Image: Timothy Ginn)

Wed 30 May 2018

Cope Auditorium

7:30pm

£13 / £10 conc. / £5 students

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A live screening of Sergei Eisenstein’s 1925 silent masterpiece with a live, specially curated soundtrack.

Sergei Eisenstein’s 1925 silent masterpiece, Battleship Potemkin, is both one of the most influential films in history and one of the most controversial. Despite being hailed as amongst the greatest movies ever made, it has been banned on numerous occasions in countries around the world due to its propagandist convictions and potential to influence political thought.

Originally written as a revolutionary propaganda film, Battleship Potemkin is a dramatic retelling of a notorious mutiny in 1905, when the Potemkin’s crew rebelled against their officers. Eisenstein hoped the film would be given a new soundtrack every 20 years to help retain its relevance for each passing generation.

For this screening, Matthew Trusler (violin) and Ashley Wass (piano) have curated a powerful soundtrack of music by several different composers, many of whom were influenced and affected by the Russian Revolution of 1917. Works by Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Mussorgsky, Janacek and Bartok have been selected to complement the film’s narrative, and are skilfully timed to correspond with each change of scene.

The juxtaposition of one of the 20th Century’s most powerful films with a live soundtrack from some of the greatest composers associated with this turbulent era of political upheaval, makes for a truly compelling experience.

Repertoire included in the Potemkin soundtrack:

Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition

Bartok - Out of Doors

Prokofiev - Violin Sonata No. 1

Prokofiev - Violin Sonata No. 2

Janacek - Violin Sonata

Shostakovich - Prelude and Fugue in E minor

Shostakovich - Prelude and Fugue in D minor

 

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWoPNY5BzaY&feature=youtu.be]

 

Matthew Trusler

Matthew Trusler has developed a reputation as one of Britain’s leading violinists, performing with many of the world’s great orchestras, and receiving huge critical acclaim for his diverse recordings. Trusler has been invited to perform as a recitalist and concerto soloist throughout Europe, Australia, the USA, Japan and South Africa, with orchestras including the BBC Symphony, BBC Scottish and BBC Welsh orchestras, the Philharmonia, London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, CBSO, Halle and Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields. Further afield he has appeared with the Minnesota Orchestra, NDR Hanover, Helsinki Philharmonic, Deutsche Symphony Berlin, Malaysian Philharmonic and Johannesburg Philharmonic.

Ashley Wass

Described as an ‘endlessly fascinating artist’, Ashley Wass is firmly established as one of the leading performers of his generation. Increasingly in demand on the international stage, Ashley has performed at many of the world’s finest concert halls including Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, Concertgebouw and the Vienna Konzerthaus. He has performed as soloist with numerous leading ensembles, including all of the BBC orchestras, the Philharmonia, Orchestre National de Lille, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, RLPO, CBSO, Bournemouth Symphony and under the baton of conductors such as Simon Rattle, Osmo Vanska, Donald Runnicles, Ilan Volkov and Vassily Sinaisky.

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