Creative Markets

Thu 31 March, 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Venue: The Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough

FREE

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This workshop is for creative people interested in exploring the opportunities of Loughborough as a market place for their work, whether that’s for profit or social capital. It will include presentations about specialist and pop-up creative markets that are inspiring and locally relevant, discuss the benefits of using a market stall as a testing ground/marketing opportunity, and how markets can create a network of mutual support and build critical mass.

You can expect to hear current ideas and plans for a new Creative Market, which will take place in the town centre later in 2016, as a way of gathering and testing interest in this as a model for Loughborough. You will have the opportunity to discuss and find out more about how to take part. We will also be hearing from:

Bird in Borrowed Feathers – a team of creatives who organise exciting contemporary craft fairs in Nottingham city centre. Their events bring together a huge range of designers, makers, creatives and small businesses.

Ceramics in Charnwood – Local artists David and Louise Salsbury have developed this annual contemporary ceramics market over the last five years. Hear about how the market has grown and how it benefits its stallholders.

Loughborough to Margate – Observations on the creative ecology and ways creative professionals are collaborating, co-working and networking in the town of Margate.

This event has been curated for Market Town by The Refectory Table. Based in Loughborough, created and run by Janet Currie, The Refectory Table offers inspirational creative business courses, workshops and events for makers, artists and independent businesses.

This is one of a number of workshops/seminars organised as part of the current Market Town programme.  They are intended to further investigate the themes explored in the main commissions, and to engage the local community in the debate about the future of Loughborough.

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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 Arts

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Loughborough University

Loughborough LE11 3TU, UK

luarts@lboro.ac.uk

01509 222 881

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