Show Me How for Families

Sat 11 July, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Venue: Market Town Corner, Unit 8, Carillon Court, Loughborough LE11 3XA

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These Show Me How for Families sessions are an opportunity for children and young people to learn new making and craft skills with the help of their parent(s), guardian or carer.

Crochet for Beginners

led by Sarah Green

Learn the foundation chain, which you need for every crochet pattern, and apply it to your first crochet project.

10am - 11am OR 11.30am - 12.30pm

An Introduction to Marquetry 

led by David Towers 

The session will introduce an easy to learn basic technique you can build on in the future to create your own woodwork designs. 

10am - 11am OR 11.30am - 12.30pm

Make a Xylophone

led by James Woodcock

Use copper tubing, wood off-cuts and other everyday materials to make and tune a simple xylophone.

1.30pm - 4pm (breaks included)

Functional Pottery 

led by Jo Koegh 

A range of simple techniques will be demonstrated for you to then test out together and have a go at making a function piece of pottery. 

1.30pm - 2.30pm OR 3pm - 4pm

You can come to one, or more, or all of the sessions but capacity is limited so booking is essential. 

Spaces on the sessions are limited to a maximum of five families per session. We are unable to take booking from just adults wishing to attend.

Some sessions will involve the use of tools. It's the accompanying parent(s), guardian or carer to decide what they are happy for their children to undertake. Guidance and further information will be available on the day.

Show Me How is part of Market Town, a programme of commissions and critical debate that sets out to re-imagine the future of Loughborough’s high streets.

Image: courtesy of Jubilee Arts Archive, The Black Country

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)

Chiara Dellerba, workshop image 1.jpg

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

luarts@lboro.ac.uk

01509 222 881

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