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Mon 22 October 2018

Loughborough Students' Union, Cogs

7:00pm

£3.00

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Artist Georgina Barney will guide you through the process of weaving on an entry-level frame loom, creating your own weave to take home. The wool used for this workshop will have been dyed using plants foraged from the University's Fruit Route on campus - see below for more information on how to get involved in this process.

During the workshop you will explore the unexpected beauty and surprising outcomes of plant dyeing and gain a practical insight into the complex ethical questions surrounding sustainability in relation to clothing and fabric production.

This is the second part of a two-part workshop. The first part will take place on Saturday 20 October from 11.45am and will include a walk of the Fruit Route on campus with Georgina Barney and Anne-Marie Culhane, foraging for plant materials which will be used to create dye baths and to dye the wool which will be used in this workshop. The first part is a free event but must be booked separately: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/plant-dyeing-and-fruit-route-walk-tickets-50903219901?aff=eac2 

It is intended that people taking part in the weaving workshop will sign up for the Saturday event too, to help create the dyes and learn about the process but the workshops can be booked separately.

GEORGINA BARNEY is an artist from rural Leicestershire with an interest in the relationship between art and farming. She has collaborated with the agricultural industry on a number of projects including GB Farming (2007), which saw her journey around 14 farms across the British Isles over an eight month period. 

https://www.instagram.com/georgina_barney/

A £3 deposit per person must be paid at the time of booking. On completion of the workshop, Loughborough University students will receive the equivalent in loyalty points to spend on purchases in LSU. This deposit is non-refundable if you do not turn up on the day. For non-students the workshop is charged at £3 per person.

Happy Mondays events are organised in collaboration with LSU. Your booking information will be shared with LSU in order for them to process the refund of your deposit in loyalty points. For information on LU Arts privacy policy and how we handle your data, please view our privacy policy..

This event is part of the annual Fruit Routes Harvest programme, organised by the Sustainability team at Loughborough University. Across the 19th and 20th of October there are a number of events taking place on campus. For more information please visit https://fruitroutesloughborough.wordpress.com/

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From: Sat 27 October 2018
To: Sun 4 November 2018

Loughborough Carillon, Queen's Park

11:00am

FREE

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Sat 27 & Sun 28 October, 11am-4pm
Fri 2, Sat 3 and Sun 4 November, 11am-4pm

Artist talk: Fri 2 November, 12.30pm
FREE - no booking required

Recorded in Loughborough’s Carillon over the course of a weekend, Sam Belinfante’s audio-visual installation considers processes of ageing as markers of time passing; a resonant issue for thinking through and about sound as a medium. 

Informed by the concept of ‘tintinnabulation’—the lingering sound of a struck bell—it explores the subtle but constant processes of decay that touch the Carillon and the people and objects that coalesce around it. The work documents collaborative actions taken to extend the life of the bells, contrasting their quiet dormancy with the bustle of restoration. 

Installed in the ground floor of the Carillon tower, in a space ordinarily used to display objects from the Carillon Museum collection, the film celebrates small acts of care while reflecting on the impossibility of reversing material entropy. Whilst the Carillon is an enduring musical symbol of Loughborough, Belinfante’s approach eschews more obvious explorations of identity for a quiet meditation on the caring processes that are integral to all musical performances, instruments and the maintenance of a place’s identity. Sound, curation and performance intertwine in a struggle of preservation and de-composition. 

This event is part of (re)composition, Radar's main commissioning strand for 2017/18, which explores how music makes place and places make music. The project draws on the research of Dr Allan Watson in Loughborough University's Department of Geography, and has expanded to engage with research across the Social Sciences. More information on (re)composition here.

Photo: Sam Belinfante at the Carillon, credit Benjamin Warner

Mon 29 October 2018

Loughborough Students' Union, Cogs

7:00pm

£3.00

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(For Loughborough University students only)

Get creative and customise your own tote bag with Sumiko Eadon using block print and other techniques. Tote bags will be provided for the workshop.

About the Artist:

Sumiko Eadon began printmaking in 2000, starting with Japanese woodblock printing followed by wood engraving. She studied at Walsall College and then Loughborough University as a mature student, where she learnt techniques such as etching, screenprinting and plate lithography. She is now working as an artist and freelance printmaking tutor. Although she has explored moving image and video installation work, her practice in the last several years has been mainly printmaking. Her recent artistic interests includes ‘gesture’ and ‘by-product’, which can be seen in drawings and even in discarded objects.

A £3 deposit per person must be paid at the time of booking. On completion of the workshop, this will receive the equivalent in loyalty points to spend on purchases in LSU. This deposit is non-refundable if you do not turn up on the day.

Happy Mondays events are organised in collaboration with LSU. Your booking information will be shared with LSU in order for them to process the refund of your deposit. For information on LU Arts privacy policy and how we handle your data, please see our website.

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Fri 2 November 2018

12:30pm

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This talk accompanies the audio visualation at the Carillon in Queens Park, Loughborough. 

Sam Belinfante’s audiovisual work considers processes of ageing as markers of time passing. Informed by the concept of ‘tintinnabulation’—the lingering sound of a struck bell—it explores the subtle but constant processes of decay which touch the Carillon and the people and objects that coalesce around it. It documents collaborative actions taken to extend the life of the bells, contrasting their quiet dormancy with the bustle of restoration.

If you would like to attend the installation event you can find out more HERE

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Mon 12 November 2018

Loughborough Students' Union, Cogs

7:00pm

£3.00

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Have a go on a pole lathe (traditional foot powered woodworking lathe)! Learn how to create a small wooden object to take away with you using this technique.

About the tutor:

Peter Wood has been making greenwood furniture for nearly 25 years. He has been running chair-making and other traditional woodland craft courses in the woodland centre he set up in The National Forest for 20 years. He teaches these crafts around the country including Rycotewood Furniture Centre, Lincoln Heritage Centre and Nottingham Trent University and is also the current pole lathe turning world champion!

A £3 deposit per person must be paid at the time of booking. On completion of the workshop, this will receive the equivalent in loyalty points to spend on purchases in LSU. This deposit is non-refundable if you do not turn up on the day.

Happy Mondays events are organised in collaboration with LSU. Your booking information will be shared with LSU in order for them to process the refund of your deposit. For information on LU Arts privacy policy and how we handle your data, please see our website.

 

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Mon 26 November 2018

Loughborough Students' Union, Cogs

7:00pm

£3.00

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(For Loughborough University Students Only)

The introduction to songwriting is open to beginners or those who want to improve their skills. Fiona Hughes will be looking at song structure, lyrics and common chord progressions before you will have a hand at writing your own song!

About the tutor:

Fiona Hughes moonlights as a writer, songwriter and producer who has run workshops and courses both in the UK and internationally. She has studied and collaborated with some industry songwriting greats, has an interest in all genres, and holds an MA in Songwriting. Her current academic research is around gender and lyric themes in No 1 UK hits and her recently adapted musical is currently being piloted. She believes everyone has something to say and that everyone can write songs.

A £3 deposit per person must be paid at the time of booking. On completion of the workshop, this will receive the equivalent in loyalty points to spend on purchases in LSU. This deposit is non-refundable if you do not turn up on the day.

Happy Mondays events are organised in collaboration with LSU. Your booking information will be shared with LSU in order for them to process the refund of your deposit. For information on LU Arts privacy policy and how we handle your data, please see our website.

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Mon 3 December 2018

Loughborough Students' Union, Cogs

7:00pm

Free for Students

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Come and join us for Speech Bubble, LU Arts' performance night, where professional poets perfom alongside students and staff, joining an open mic slot which is open to anyone willing to perfom for a live audience. This event is free for students.

Students can turn up at the door on the night without purchasing a free ticket.

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Wed 5 December 2018


7.30pm

Cope Auditorium

7:30pm

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Start your Christmas celebrations at the University's annual Christmas Concert. Join us at Cope Auditorium on Wednesday 5th December for traditional carols, sing-alongs and some humourous numbers! 

The programme for the Christmas concert will include music by the Austrian composer Franz Schubert, the American songwriter Paul Simon and well known figures in the world of choral music: Hugo Cole, Louis Halsey, Kenneth Leighton, Edmund Rubbra, and John Joubert.

Conducted by Eleanor Graff Baker, the choir is formed of staff students and the local community who all share a joy for singing. The event will be packed full of festive cheer, don't miss it!

Tickets are £7 for the general public and £5 for students

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