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Thu 12 September 2019


7pm

Cope Auditorium

7:00pm

£10/£5 student

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Fleabag

Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Directed by Vicky Jones

★★★★★
'Witty, filthy and supreme.' Guardian

See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag, broadcast live to cinemas from London’s West End.

Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life.

Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose.

Playing to sold-out audiences in New York and London, don’t miss your chance to see this ‘legitimately hilarious show’ (New Yorker), broadcast live to a cinema near you.

Age recommendation: 15+
Running time: 67 minutes

Presented by DryWrite, Soho Theatre and Annapurna Theatre

Show image by Jason Hetherington

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Thu 3 October 2019


7pm

Cope Auditorium

7:00am

£10/ £5 students

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by Richard Bean
based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding

Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.

Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.

Tickets are also available for purchase on the door (subject to availability and cash only).

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From: Thu 3 October 2019
To: Thu 17 October 2019


1-4pm, Mon-Fri

Martin Hall Exhibition Space

1:00pm

Free

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In response to her collaborative research project with Geography Dr Sarah Mills, Reader in Human Geography, artist Katarina Hruskova has produced a mixed media installation comprising printed textile and spoken word.  

The pair’s research, exploring the legacy of influential art educator and pioneer of the child art movement Marion Richardson, was conducted through an intensive series of workshops with groups of school children, as well as children and young adults in alternative learning environments. The workshops were structured around narratives written by Hruskova and focused on two aspects of Richardson’s methodology: ‘Mind Pictures’, and drawing and painting from description.

Richardson used the term ‘Mind Pictures’ to describe images which ‘came spontaneously to the mind’s eye’ without any further instruction. In this exercise she simply encouraged pupils to close their eyes and paint ‘whatever they saw’, stimulating individual vision and trust in one’s own expression.

Drawing and painting from description was more structured; Richardson set a scene using detailed verbal description, which pupils would then re-create in their drawing or painting.


While these two methods provided a backbone for Hruskova’s texts, examples of drawings and paintings made by Marion Richardson’s pupils, which are held within her archive at Birmingham City University inspired their visuality.

In the last stage of this project, Hruskova has selected and assembled elements and gestures from the artwork produced by workshop participants to create collages and patterns.

In the final installation these collective images have been reproduced onto the surfaces of carpets, encouraging the viewer to sit down, listen to the stories behind the patterns and consider the malleable relationship between image and language.

The exhibition will be open from 1-4pm, Mon-Fri. 

Katarina Hruskova is a Slovak artist, born in Ruzomberok, Slovakia; currently based in Berlin, Germany. She studied at the Royal College of Art (MA, 2014) and the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam (BFA, 2010). She has exhibited and performed in the UK, Netherlands, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Germany and Portugal; her recent presentations include Residency Unlimited, (New York, USA), House of Egorn (Berlin, DE), Nitrianska Galeria (Nitra, SK), Galerie TIC (Brno, CZ), Black Tower Projects (London, UK), Institut fuer Bienenzucht (London, UK), Zona Mista (London, UK), Danielle Arnaud Gallery London, UK) and The Bluecoat Liverpool. Katarina has taken part in residencies in NY (Residency Unlimited, 2018), Italy (Residenza Petrolio, 2015), NY (Brooklyn Langer Residency, 2014) and Slovakia (Banska St a nica Contemporary, 2011 and 2014). She is one of the laureates of the Oskar Cepan Award, YVAA Slovakia (2017).

Mon 14 October 2019


7pm

Loughborough Students' Union, Cogs

7:00pm

£3 deposit

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For Loughborough University students only

Come along and relax in this introduction to glass fusing where you will make a unique coaster or tile.

The tutor, Katherine Wilson will introduce you to a range of glass products including glass rods, crushed glass and flakes of glass confetti which you can use to create your design. As well as designing your coaster you will also learn about preparing and constructing your piece for firing. Your coaster will be fired and ready to collect about a week later.


Katherine began working with stained glass about 10 years ago and now works full time from her studio in Nottingham. She creates a range of fused glass work and also makes and repairs traditional stained glass windows and panels.

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Thu 17 October 2019

Cope Auditorium

7:00pm

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream
by William Shakespeare

Filmed live in front of an audience.

‘The course of true love never did run smooth.’

A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations… with hilarious, but dark consequences.

Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Green Wing, NT Live: Young Marx), David Moorst (NT Live: Allelujah!) and Hammed Animashaun (The Barber Shop Chronicles) lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom.

Directed by Nicholas Hytner, this production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will build on the success of his immersive staging of Julius Caesar (NT Live 2018). The Bridge Theatre will become a forest – a dream world of flying fairies, contagious fogs and moonlight revels, surrounded by a roving audience following the action on foot.

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Thu 7 November 2019

Cope Auditorium

7:00pm

£10/£5 students

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Hansard

by Simon Wood

Hansard; noun
The official report of all parliamentary debates.

See two-time Olivier Award winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen), in this brand-new play by Simon Wood, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London.

It’s a summer’s morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems. Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being dug up all over the place. As the day draws on, what starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital scrapping quickly turns to blood-sport.

Don’t miss this witty and devastating portrait of the governing class, directed by Simon Godwin (NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra, Twelfth Night) and part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday season.

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Thu 28 November 2019


7pm

Cope Auditorium

7:00pm

£10/ £5 students

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Present Laughter
by Noël Coward

Running time 80 mins (approx)

Filmed live in front of an audience

Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter.

As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching.

Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.

Tickets can be purchased on the door (subject to availability). Please note that at present we can only accept cash payments on the door.

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Mon 2 December 2019


7pm

Loughborough Students' Union, Cogs

7:00pm

£3 deposit

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Join Jo Sheppard for an introduction to painting and drawing with the use of charcoal, inks and watercolour. Both beginners and those who want to recap their skills are welcome to come along and learn new techniques in a fun and interactive environment!

Although all the materials are provided, it would be advisable to bring an apron or old shirt.

For Loughborough University students only.

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Mon 13 January 2020


7pm

Loughborough Students' Union

7:00pm

£3 deposit

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For Loughbrough University Students only.

Batik – the art of patterning fabric with successive layers of wax resist and dye.

Indigo dye is one of the most fascinating processes involving complete immersion of the cloth, coming out a vibrant shade of green before oxidisation turns it to the familiar shade of blue, ranging from subtle denim to rich, deep blues.

Students are invited to bring along old T shirts and other items of clothing (must be made of natural fibres, so cotton is ideal) to transform using this ancient textile technique.

Learners will be guided through all stages from design to completion.

All equipment, tools and inspirational materials are provided. Please wear old or protective clothing for this workshop.

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Mon 27 January 2020


7pm

Loughborough Students' Union

7:00pm

£3 deposit

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For Loughborough University Students only.

This session will introduce you to Japanese characters (alphabet equivalent) including how to read and pronounce them, and how to write your names. The main aim is to make your own stamps with your initials, which you will take home with you at the end of session. In addition, you will also learn lino cutting techniques that can be useful for making even more stamps by yourselves!!

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Mon 24 February 2020


7pm

Loughborough Students' Union - Cogs

7:00pm

£3 deposit

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For Loughborough University students only.

Performance poetry workshop exploring how to write effectively on themes you care about. Whether that's climate change, gender equality or your love of dogs. During a session we will be exploring how to get an audience on side and to take them with you while you're on stage. This will be a lively, informal workshop where students will be encouraged to write and share work.

BBC Slam Champion and Scottish National Slam Finalist, Jess Green is a performance poet and playwright who has performed at Glastonbury, Latitude, Bestival and the Edinburgh Fringe. Her first collection, Burning Books (2015, Burning Eye Books) was shortlisted for the East Midlands Book Award and as a live show received 5* reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe and on tour. The theatre adaptation of Burning Books was longlisted for the Bread & Roses Theatre Award and toured nationally including to NUT National Conference. Her second show, A Self Help Guide To Being In Love With Jeremy Corbyn based on her second collection of the same name (2018, Burning Eye Books) received critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe and an endorsement from Corbyn himself who described it as ‘fantastic’. A Self Help Guide is touring throughout 2019 and has received 5* reviews. Jess also runs Leicester poetry night, Find The Right Words which was shortlisted for Best Regular UK Poetry Event in the Saboteur Awards 2018.

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Loughborough University Arts

Martin Hall Building

Loughborough University

Loughborough LE11 3TU, UK

luarts@lboro.ac.uk

01509 222 948