Why Run a Co-op

Sat 25 July, 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Venue: The Swan in the Rushes, 21 The Rushes, Loughborough, LE11 5BE

Book Tickets

Join us for a discussion evening bringing together individuals who work as part of three different national co-operatives – an independent cinema, a print house and a local media co-operative.

Throughout the evening you will hear from:

- Ilana from Star and Shadow, a cinema in Newcastle run entirely by volunteers offering a truly independent programme of inspirational and inspired films. 

- Clare from Footprint Workers, a small ecologically minded printers based in Leeds.

- Alec from Bristol Cable who are redefining local journalism through challenging multimedia, community action and cooperative ownership.

It will be a chance to hear about their experiences as well as ask questions of being part of co-op structure: the complexities of it, the practicalities of it, the ethos and the vision.

This talk is part of the project Show Me How, an opportunity for sharing and learning useful skills. Show Me How is an exploration of the possibility of a culture of shared knowledge and resources. The project is initiated by artist Ania Bas.

This talk is FREE to attend but booking is required.


July 2017

Campus Exhibition

July 2017

Campus Exhibition

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For & Against: Art, Politics and the Pamphlet

For & Against: Art, Politics and the Pamphlet is a collaborative project between Radar and Loughborough University academics Dr Gillian Whiteley and Dr Jane Tormey, RadicalAesthetics-RadicalArt (RaRa).

This engaging programme responds to research into the political pamphlet and the relevance of the pamphlet for contemporary art practice. It has comprised a series of public workshops, a symposium, a Charnwood Museum exhibition and Pamphlet Day, a day-long public event in the town centre. Jane Tormey and Gillian Whiteley are working on a forthcoming edited book, ‘Art, Politics and the Pamphleteer’, to be published in the RaRa series by Bloomsbury.

This exhibition shares elements of this project, including new pamphlets by artists Patrick Goddard, Ferenc Gróf and Rory Pilgrim, commissioned by Radar; a selection of historical pamphlets from the Art of the Pamphlet exhibition; documentation of a series of pamphlet workshops led by artists Freee, Ruth Beale, Ciara Phillips and Little Riot Press and artworks inspired by For & Against workshops led by artists Chiara Dellerba and Sarah Green, and writer Alison Mott.

(Photo from Chiara Dellerba's workshop, by Julian Hughes)


Loughborough University Arts

Martin Hall Building

Loughborough University

Loughborough LE11 3TU, UK


01509 222 881

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