Market Day

Sat 6 February, 11:00am - 4:00pm

Venue: Loughborough town centre

FREE

Join us on Saturday 6 February to celebrate the culmination of three projects undertaken as part of Market Town, a programme of commissions and debate that seeks to re-imagine the future of Loughborough town centre. The event will take place in Market Town Corner, a shop space Radar has been programming for the past 6 months. Market Day offers a final opportunity to view the shop space, see the contributions by local community that have been collected there and documentation on the three projects presented on that day. 

Tea, coffee, juice and pastries will be served from 11.00am and Radar's Nick Slater and Kate Self will provide an introduction to the projects at 11.30am and give a short tour around Can Altay’s installation and Kathrin Böhm’s Brand News.

Can Altay - Loughborough Records Presents Presence 
Market Town Corner, Carillon Court Shopping Centre

Throughout January recording sessions by the town’s musicians have been taking place within the framework of Can Altay’s installation. Loughborough Records Presents Presence is an ongoing project that seeks to unite the musicians and engender a sense of civic pride through the recording and presentation of the town’s bands and musicians. The first element of the project is the creation of a pop up recording studio, which functions as a sculptural environment that is activated by local music and musicians. The music will then be presented on a website, a record label will be created, and vinyl, containing the music of the town will be pressed.  The project will culminate in a day of live performances by the participating musicians at a local venue. Market Day will be an opportunity to view the installation and hear the sounds of Loughborough that have been recorded over the month.  

Kathrin Böhm & An Endless Supply - Brand News
Ashby Square News

Kathrin Böhm and designers An Endless Supply have worked with a wide variety of groups to look at the branding of everyday products found in a local independent news agents called Ashby Square News. Through a series of hands-on workshops the artists and a large number of participants have collaboratively created re-brands for all the products in the shop. The project culminates on Market Day with a celebratory Shop Launch. For one day only the entire contents of Ashby Square News will be filled with the rebranded products. 

Europa & Peter Nencini - 'ough'ough
Market Town Corner

Graphic design practice Europa have worked with illustrator Peter Nencini to develop a new graphic identity for Loughborough. The project questions existing identities, asking questions such as ‘what is this place’, ‘what was this place?’ and ‘what could this place become?’  Their work in Loughborough has engaged the artists in thinking about identity and place, and a graphic designer’s role in relation to this. Much of their time research they have created designs which will be displayed on three billboards in Loughborough town centre later this year. These billboards will be complemented by a website which presents more detailed accounts of the research involved in the project and its artistic outcomes. On Market Day, archive material relating to the project will be on display in Market Town Corner. There is also the opportunity to take part in a special drop-in workshop led by the artists from 1.30-3.30pm.

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November 2017

Artist Talk - Sam Belinfante

November 2017

Artist Talk - Sam Belinfante

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Commissioned as part of this year's (Re)composition programme, Sam Belinfante will give a talk about this work in-development and other recent work.

This session is aimed at Loughbourough University students but open to all.  

Along with filmmaking and photographic work, Sam's practice incorporates curating, sound and performance. Recent exhibitions include This is a Voice at MAAS Sydney and Wellcome Collection, London (2016-17); The Curves of the Needle at BALTIC 39, Newcastle and The London Open at Whitechapel Gallery, both 2015 and the solo show Many Chambers, Many Mouths, Southard Reid, London (2013). He curated and participated in The Voice and The Lens, IKON Gallery, Birmingham, which toured to Whitechapel Gallery as part of Spitalfields Festival in June 2014. Recent performances include Feedback at Palais De Tokyo, Paris (2017) and On the One Hand and the Other at Camden Arts Centre and Supernormal Festival, UK (2016). 

Recently Sam won the Hayward Touring Curatorial Open. His exhibition Listening opened at BALTIC 39 in September 2014 and toured to the Bluecoat, Liverpool; Site Gallery, Sheffield and the Sheffield Institute of Arts Gallery; and First Site and Art Exchange, Colchester.    

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November 2017

Sounds from a Small Town

November 2017

Sounds from a Small Town

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Merseybeat. Madchester. Detroit techno. The Loughborough Sound? When thinking about music scenes we often think of major cities. But what role does music play in smaller towns and less celebrated places? Join us for a free event where artists, musicians and academics explore these issues through video, discussion and archival material. This is the first public event in (re)composition, Radar's new series of commissions exploring how place makes music and music makes place.

No booking required. For enquiries please email LUArts@lboro.ac.uk

Programme:

- A presentation on the Loughborough Records Presents Presence project from 2016.
Part of Radar's THE Award Nominated  Market Town project, this saw a recording studio constructed in an empty shop unit in Loughborough town centre and provided free of charge to local musicians. A short film about the project can be watched here. Presented by Can Altay, Artist and Associate Professor of Architecture, Istanbul Bilgi University and founder of Loughborough Records Presents Presence.

-"Mansfield's Very Own Steve Malkmus": a film-come-YouTube compilation by Paul Rooney (website), comprising a tour of Kurt Cobain's Aberdeen WA bedroom, Nantwich amp-switches, Trenton NJ Fugazi ticket queues, Goths from (near) Abersoch, paens to Skelmersdale new town, John Peel and Richard D James on the boredom of Redruth, and more.

- Sounds From a Small Town: A Conversation
A panel discussion exploring music in and from small towns and peripheral areas. This will be a broad ranging discussion touching on identity, infrastructure, possibilities and limitations. Panellists: Zoe Armour, PhD Candidate, Media Discourse Group, De Montfort University, Leicester; Rebecca Lee, Artist and Musician (website); Robert Miller, musician and teacher, Loughborough

- Live Music
Stick around after the event for live music until 11pm from Robert Miller and members of the Loughborough Acoustic Club.

- Materials from Loughborough University's archive charting rock music in Loughborough will be on display.

Image: Can Altay's Loughborough Records Presents Presence. Photo by Julian Hughes.

 

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Loughborough University

Loughborough LE11 3TU, UK

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01509 222 881

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