• Various
  • Online and various locations on campus
  • Free unless stated otherwise
  • Open to all

Booking information

Booking is essential for all events. Please go to the individual events page for booking information.

Contact information

LU Arts
01509 222948
Discussion, Performance, Screening, Talk, Workshop, Exhibition

A series of events celebrating creative collaboration.

LU Arts has had a long-standing commitment to interdisciplinarity, seen most clearly in Radar, our strand of activity that invites artists to develop work in response to academic research. Going forward we want to dedicate more time to encouraging and supporting collaboration between different disciplines at all levels, whether that be student or staff. Bringing together different skills, different perspectives and different voices can open up new possibilities and new ways of thinking that can often result in innovative outcomes. We also hope it can be fun! 

To coincide with the end of year Design and Creative Arts Degree Shows, we are holding a week of discussions and events that showcase some existing examples of interdisciplinary practice. We have got presentations by academics across the School of Design and Creative Arts and events that are part of our Radar programme. We have also invited Sigune Hamann and Joantha kearnan from Camberwell College of Arts to deliver Shared Language. Devised in collaboration with neuroscientists at Oxford University, this participatory project playfully engages academics from different backgrounds in discussion about their work with a focus on images rather than words. 

Over the coming year we will further develop a programme that brings together students from different disciplines through workshops, events or competitions. We will also organise more opportunities for academics to share their research via creative platforms in the hope that these informal conversations lead to meaningful research outputs.

The full list of events can be seen below. Please follow the links to individual event pages for more information including booking details. 

What's Up With Everyone? Storytelling, animation and mental health
Wednesday 16 June, 3-4pm

Letters to Emma (theatre performance)
Wednesday 16 - Friday 18 June, 7.30pm
Tickets £7
Martin Hall Theatre

Digital artist in residence Sarah Selby in conversation with Daniel Chadash from Twist Bioscience
Thursday 17 June, 6-7pm

Creative Arts Degree Show (exhibition)
Showcasing Finalist and Foundation students' work from Fine Art, Graphic Communications & Illustration, Textiles and Foundation Art & Design.
Friday 18 - Sunday 27 June 

The Whole Earth Chanting (live music performance)
Friday 18 June, 7.30pm
Tickets £3
Emmanuel Church, Loughborough

Shared Language (interactive session)
Tuesday 22 June, 12.30pm

Advanced Technologies in Textiles Art and Design - Laser as a Dyeing Tool 
Tuesday 22 June, 6-7pm

Design Show 2021 (exhibition)
Wednesday 23 - Sunday 27 June 
Showcasing Finalist and Foundation students' work from Product Design & Technology, Industrial Design and User Centre Design.

Collaborative touch - a discussion between sport and performance 
Wednesday 23 June, 1-2pm

Creatures of the Lines (screening and workshop) 
Wednesday 23 June, 6-8pm

The Interdisciplanary Nature of Drawing 
Thursday 24 June, 12.30-1.30pm

All events are online and free unless stated otherwise.


All online events will take place via Zoom and automatic closed captioning (subtitles) will be available. Find out more about Zoom’s accessibility features.

If you have any specific accessibility requirements, then please email us in advance and we will do our best to accommodate these (

Attendees will be asked to respect a safer spaces policy which will be outlined at the start of each event.