Happy Mondays

Make your Monday a happy one! In partnership with our friends at Loughborough Students’ Union we give you the chance to do something a bit different on a Monday night.

Hands-on taster sessions

All our taster sessions can cater for mixed abilities from complete beginners to those who have already tried out the skill/craft before and those with more experience. The idea is to have a go, enjoy spending time with your friends doing something different, meet new people and have a break from studying. For most of these sessions you will take something away at the end of the night that you have created; from bread and pasta to screen printed tote bags, pottery and glass coasters. All the materials are provided – you just need to bring your imagination and creativity!

These taster sessions have strictly limited places, which must be booked in advance. We charge a £3 deposit per student at the time of booking in order to secure your place. On completion of the workshop, you will receive the equivalent of £3 in loyalty points to spend on purchases in LSU. This deposit is non-refundable if you do not turn up on the day.

Hands-on taster sessions are only open to Loughborough University students. Performance nights such as Speech Bubble, Acoustic Night and Cabaret are open to Loughborough University students, staff and members of the public.

Performance nights

In the autumn and spring terms we hold a number of performance nights as part of our Happy Mondays programme. These nights are organised and / or hosted by current students. They give you the chance to get up and have a go or sit back and enjoy the talents of our students.

Due to Covid-19, this year our events will be live streamed online. You can still take part if you would like to perform, just email us at luarts@lboro.ac.uk! 

Speech Bubble

Speech Bubble is a spoken word / performance poetry night where professional artists perform alongside a popular open mic slot for students. This event is organised by our Creative writing / Spoken word scholarship winner for the year.

Acoustic Night

Acoustic Night is an open mic evening featuring solo and small group performances showcasing the music talent on campus. This event is organised by our Singer-songwriter / contemporary solo performer scholarship winner for the year.


Monday evenings, 7-9pm (term time only).


Cognito (or Cogs for short), Loughborough Students’ Union, Union Building, Ashby Road, Loughborough LE11 3TT.

Happy Mondays live events are currently being live-streamed online due to Covid-19. 


All our upcoming Happy Mondays events are listed on the What’s on section of our website. Select ‘Happy Mondays’ from the dropdown menu for ‘Event type’ to view them all.