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

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

Strings That Sing Orchestra

Strings That Sing is Loughborough’s String Orchestra, which meets every Tuesday from 7pm to 9pm, during term time, in the Cope Auditorium rehearsal room. They play a wide range of music, including Baroque, Light Classical, Jazz and Film music.

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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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Practice Rooms

LU Arts has a number of music practice spaces available for Music VIP members to use free of charge.

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Music Tuition

Each year LU Art offers Loughborough University students the opportunity to enjoy subsidised music tuition in singing and a wide variety of instruments. One-on-one classes are led by expert tutors with considerable experience.

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Tuxedo Swing

Tuxedo Swing is the official LSU big band, open to all Loughborough students and alumni.

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LSU Sing! The Students' 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

DJ Society provides DJing lessons to all students, regardless of experience. Lessons are taught by DJs from the Students Union itself as well as by members with real club experience.

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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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Music VIP

Music VIP is LU Arts’ free group for musically active or interested students and staff across Loughborough University.

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LSU’s Music Society caters for musicians of all abilities: from absolute beginner to virtuoso! They welcome all to celebrate everything that’s great about music. If you’re looking for a bit of fun, some new mates to jam with, or just to kick back and enjoy the show: they are the society for you.

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LSU RockSoc provides a great opportunity to meet other students who enjoy a variety of rock!

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Your Sound offers students a platform to showcase their musical talents, as well as to develop their skills and musical interests.

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Tuition and Classes


Art Classes

Each year LU Arts offers staff, students and the public evening classes in Painting & Drawing and Pottery.

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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, these evenings promise to be a great and energizing start to the week - and all for free for Loughborough University students!

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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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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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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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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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Overton Poetry Prize

In memory of Professor Bill Overton (1946-2012), the School of the Arts, English and Drama offers this prize for a sequence of poems on any subject, up to 300 lines. The competition runs on an annual basis.

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Loughborough University Arts

Martin Hall Building

Loughborough University

Loughborough LE11 3TU, UK

01509 222 948