Loughborough University Staff
Find out how you can get involved in the arts and get creative outside of your work.
We provide opportunities for University staff to get creative outside of your work. These include the University Choir, Book Club, music tuition and evening classes. There are also lunchtime exhibitions and one-off workshops and events. Read on to find out more.
Throughout the year we run lots of one-off events, many of which take place during the day. Events include workshops, artist talks, National Theatre Live screenings and live performances.
We host regular, free lunchtime exhibitions in Martin Hall Gallery (Shirley Pearce Square). This space is available to any staff member who wants to exhibit their work. Email us for booking information (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Through us, you can book one-to-one music tuition in singing or a range of instruments to take place on campus. Tuition is for any ability level including beginners.
We have music practice rooms in Martin Hall that staff and students can use. There’s a piano in each one and they’re open from 8am to 10pm, seven days a week. Sign up to Music VIP (for free) to get access added to your campus card.
We run evening classes in creative writing, pottery and painting and drawing. Our classes run in the autumn and spring terms in 10-week blocks. Sign up to our mailing list for priority booking.
Join our Book Club for staff, students and alumni; new members are welcome at any time. We meet online every six weeks to discuss a book chosen by members. These are usually, but not always, works of fiction.
If you enjoy singing, then why not join our Choir? It's open to staff, students and members of the public and they rehearse every Monday (term time only). The Choir put on two concerts a year covering a mix of classical and contemporary music.
We look after the University’s art collection which includes more than 30 sculptures across campus. Get to know your way around by following our interactive sculpture map. lboro.ac.uk/arts/arts-collection.
Our contemporary art programme invites artists to produce new work in response to, and alongside, research taking place at Loughborough University. We also programme events which bring together artistic and academic work. If you're a researcher, then get in touch to find out more.
Black Heritage: Narratives of Diaspora
Calling all black and mixed-black heritage staff!
We are working with Dr Kerri Akiwowo (SDCA) on a special exhibition for Black History Month to celebrate and reflect the many diasporas of Black staff, doctoral researchers and alumni. If you are from black or mixed-black heritage, you are invited to submit an object for the exhibition which reflects your diaspora in some way. This could be (but is not limited to) an item of clothing/textiles, a sculpture, jewellery or a painting/drawing/photograph. You will also need to write a short narrative about what the object means to you and how it relates to your diaspora.
The objects will be displayed in a specially-created display structure in the gallery space in Martin Hall with the exhibition running from 16 October to 10 November; objects will also be showcased online. If you are interested in taking part then please complete the online form by 10 September using the link below.