Cheap Thrills! Zero Budget Film Festival

Sat 31 October, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Venue: Market Town Corner


Join us for this free day of film screenings and workshops, and make your Halloween weekend frightfully fun!

You’ll be on the edge of your seat as the Cheap Thrills! Zero Budget Film Festival celebrates its third year in Loughborough with this special Halloween taster of all things film-related. This event will be stuffed with opportunities to not only see films being screened, but also have a go at making them yourself! Why not come along and…

-  Brave our green screen to star in our Halloween movie!

-  Learn techniques and use our equipment to make 2D animation the old-fashioned way!

-  Create your own film using stop motion, live action, green screen, and editing software!

-  Enjoy the best films from previous festivals in our cosy pop-up cinema!

-  Discover how to get the most of your camera or phone as filmmaking equipment!

All events are completely free to attend, but some of the animation and filmmaking workshops have been made available for pre-booking:

Click here to book for the tabletop filmmaking workshops

Click here to book for the 2D animation workshops

About the Cheap Thrills! Zero Budget Film Festival

After getting started in 2011, the festival has grown year on year and attracted entries from across the world as well as showcasing local talent. It now operates annually in both Sheffield and Loughborough, offering two fantastic chances for filmmakers and audiences to celebrate their mutual love of film. The festival shows the work of professional and amateur filmmakers of all ages side-by-side. Free to attend and free to enter, the only rule is that the films must be less than 8 minutes long, entertaining, family friendly, and have cost little or nothing to make. With refreshments, live interval music, and passionate staff, these events provide an escape from big budget mainstream entertainment, where accessibility and getting involved are the name of the game. The next Loughborough festival will be taking place in spring 2016.

Image Courtesy - The People's History Museum Salford.jpg

May 2017

For & Against! The Art of the Pamphlet - Exhibition

May 2017

For & Against! The Art of the Pamphlet - Exhibition

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The political tradition of the pamphlet goes back centuries. The radical, simple format and DIY approach of the pamphlet, has been of long-standing significance for artists, providing alternative platforms for intervention and provocation.

Focusing on the pamphlet as a form of material culture, this exhibition curated by Gillian Whiteley will explore the local, private and public collections of pamphlets, their visual rhetoric, materiality, reproducibility and the ways in which they lend themselves to topicality.

Join us for the Exhibition Opening with a special performance / reading by artist Patrick Goddard: Friday 26 May, 6 – 7.30pm 

27 May – 24 June: Open daily (Tues – Sat, 10am – 4.30pm)

To see the full programme for all events, please click here.

(Image courtesy: The People's History Museum, Salford)

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May 2017

Pamphlet Day - For & Against: Art, Politics and the Pamphlet

May 2017

Pamphlet Day - For & Against: Art, Politics and the Pamphlet

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For and Against: Art, Politics and the Pamphlet is a two-day research and public ‘festival’ event responding to research into the political pamphlet and exploring the relevance of the pamphlet for contemporary art practice. 

DAY 2 - Pamphlet Day
Saturday 27 May
Loughborough locations - Charnwood Museum, Loughborough Library and Queens Park

This day-long event takes place across sites in Loughborough. It will involve live performative elements by artists commissioned by Radar and a ‘market’ of stalls where public participation in the making of new pamphlets, zines and protest paraphernalia is actively encouraged. Join us!

FREE, no need to book a place, just turn up!

What's on during Pamphlet Day at a glance:

- The Fertile Ground, exploring choreography, speech and music, plus short walk through Loughborough town

- "Yesterday's Future: And The Reality Of Who We Actually Grew Up To Be" sound installation in Queen's Park bandstand, derived from interviews with Loughborough’s senior citizens

- GBP Camouflage, experimenting with colours and dimensions of British banknotes and military camouflage

- Protest Zine-Making Event, providing drop-in workshops to make your own limited edition publications

- Off Message, printing and editing wearable slogans with stencils and screenprinting

- Miss B's Pop-Up Political Hair Salon, offering professional haircuts whilst you delve into an artist's pamphlet collection (supports the Baca charity)

- Freee in the Park, a social kiosk in Queen's Park offering discussions and badge making

- Stalls: Tales of the Luddites (short stories), Size Acceptance - Towards Inclusivity – A Creative Exploration (exploring body size and weight stigma), What Is To Be Done? (ideas from the Loughborough public), Extra-Ordinary News (create your own stories), Kühle Wampe (blend of traditional market trade with political rally), Leicester Riot Grrls (presenting a Riot Zine), Collaboration: Cooperation As An Act Of Protest (zine-making), and The Urban Pamphleteer (pamphlet inspired discussions).

To see the full programme for all events, please click here.

To see the associated event on Friday 26 May, please click here.

(Image courtesy: Chiara Dellerba)


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Loughborough University

Loughborough LE11 3TU, UK

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