Along with the Radar, literature and concert programmes LU Arts offers staff and students of the University opportunities to get involved in a variety of arts activities and clubs from singing in the University Choir to sharing a good read at the Book Club, painting and pottery classes to performing in Speech Bubble, and much more…


University Choir

University Choir

The University Choir is open to all staff and students of the University, and to members of the public aged 16 and over. The choir meets every Monday evening during term time from 7pm to 9pm in the Cope Auditorium. Each year the Choir gives two or three public performances, including their annual Christmas and Spring concerts. New members are welcome to join for free at any time!

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String Orchestra

String Orchestra

The String Orchestra meets every Tuesday from 7pm to 9pm to play music ranging from Baroque, Light Classical, Jazz and Film music. This year the Orchestra will also be performing together with the University Choir. New members are more than welcome to join!

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Music Scholarship

Each year three of the most musically talented students at Loughborough University are selected through an audition to receive the University's annual Music Scholarship Award.

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Piano Practice and Rehearsal Rooms

LU Arts have a number of music rehearsal spaces available for staff and students to use free of charge. Located in the Martin Hall Building, they are equipped with pianos and can also be used with your own instrument.

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Tuition and Classes

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Music Tuition

LU Arts offers students subsidised music tuition in singing, piano, guitar, violin, flute, brass, clarinet, cello and saxophone. Selected through informal auditions, eligible students get 20 weeks tuition for a significantly reduced rate.

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Art Classes

Each year LU Arts offers staff, students and the public evening classes in Painting & Drawing, and Pottery. Running two blocks of ten weeks, first starting in October and the second in January, the classes take place in the School of the Arts' facilities.

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Clubs and Societies

Book Club

Book Club

Share and discuss a good read at the LU Arts book club.

FREE to join and open to all, the book club meets on a Tuesday lunchtime approximately every 6 weeks in our Project Space, Martin Hall Building.

If you are interested in joining or would like further information, please contact us at

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Student Union Societies

Loughborough University Students Union has a wide range of societies students can get involved in, from theatre to big band music. See below for a flavour of what's on offer or visit for the full range.

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Tuxedo Swing

Tuxedo Swing is the official LSU big band, comprised of current and alumni members. We are a performing society and band, devoted to performing big band pieces in styles such as jazz, funk, and soul. We rehearse on Mondays at the Cope Auditorium from 7pm during term times, these are open to anyone!

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LSU Sing! The Student's Choir

We are a fun, friendly choir that is run by students, for students. We rehearse every Tuesday, 6:30 – 8:30, in the Cope Auditorium. Singers of any ability are welcome, so there's no need to audition! If you enjoy singing and want the chance to sing with others and perform then LSU Sing! is the society for you!

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DJ Society

DJ Society

The DJ Society is a Society which teaches you how to DJ, no matter how much experience you have had. The lessons are taught by DJs from the Students Union itself as well as members who have had real club experience.

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Flix Cinema

Flix is a cinema run for students by students, showing films every Sunday for just £1.00 for members and £2.50 for non-members, and with membership only costing £10.00 - Flix really is a club worth joining. Members are entitled to free professional projectionist training, and the chance to get involved and run the cinema.

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Stage Society

The Stage Society is a thriving society with over 120 members, and is open to anyone interested in the theatre, regardless of experience. It provides the opportunity for members to be involved with and learn about many aspects of the theatre. As well as the chance to perform on stage, members can adopt technical roles to discover the experience of backstage work first hand. The most recent productions were critical successes and played to packed houses. Alongside the theatrical productions of the society there are also regular theatre trips, pub crawls, workshops and social events organised.

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Shakespeare Society

Shakespeare Society

The Shakespeare Society is open to anyone who wants to perform, direct, or work backstage, they also do readings, screenings and trips. The Society policy is that everyone who auditions gets a part and all members play an important role.

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Landscaping and Gardening Society

The Landscaping and Gardening Society is the only society to have its own land on campus. The society develops the land seeing it as a chance to learn how to grow food and have fun outdoors. The Society encourages active involvement through collaborative work, discussion and education on topics around art, politics, sustainability and gardening.

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LSU Classical

LSU Classical meets every Wednesday from 7.30pm to 9.30pm in the Cope Auditorium. It is open to players of all classical instruments and all ability levels, and plays a range of musical genres including film scores and more traditional classical pieces. New members are always welcome to join.

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The Swordsmanship Society

This School aims to improve the individual through the medium of Swordsmanship.

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FEVER is Loughborough University's very own circus and juggling society. We practice a wide variety of skills including juggling, poi, hoop, staff spinning, unicycling and even fire performance.

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LU Arts offers current students and recent graduates opportunities of Loughborough University to gain experience of working in an arts environment through volunteering and casual employment.

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Happy Mondays

Happy Mondays is back! From band nights to artistic taster sessions to our ever-popular performance poetry night, Speech Bubble, this evening promises to be a great and energizing start to the week - and all for free for Loughborough University students!

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Creative Collaborations

Here you will details of opportunities for creative collaboration that often transcend the boundaries of media and discipline. Looking to try something a little bit out of the box? This might be just what you're looking for.

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LU Arts Job Vacancies

Interested in joining the LU Arts Team?

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Martin Hall Exhibition Space

There’s a new exhibition space on campus! Based in Martin Hall, on Shirley Pearce Square, the space offers somewhere for you to showcase the achievements of your staff and students.

For university use, you could present your pioneering research project, display highlights from your School degree show or celebrate Loughborough’s latest sporting success.

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Speech Bubble - Co-ordinator

LU Arts is looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, and organised student to be the new Speech Bubble Co-ordinator! This successful candidate will be responsible for the delivery and promotion of two Speech Bubble events (December 2017 and March 2018).

The candidate will receive £500 and organisational support from the LU Arts team and the School of Arts, English and Drama’s creative writing team.

This is a great opportunity to gain experience in arts administration and events management.

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Acoustic Night - Co-ordinator

Do have a passion for discovering new music and singer-songwriters? Are you interested in gaining event management and marketing experience?

LU Arts is offering a current student £500 to organise two Acoustic Nights as part of LU Arts’ Happy Monday slot in Cognito.

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Loughborough University Arts

Martin Hall Building

Loughborough University

Loughborough LE11 3TU, UK

01509 222 881