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Inside of a dovecote

Join Radar for a guided tour in rural Nottinghamshire

Artist duo, FRAUD (Audrey Samson and Francisco Gallardo) and their collaborator, farmer Stuart Rose, will take participants on a guided walk with visits to a series of historic dovecotes and the open-field farming system at Laxton.

The tour is on Saturday 10 September, with a coach departing campus from outside the Wolfson Café at 9.45am; the coach is provided at no extra cost and the journey forms part of the event, with FRAUD sharing resources and talking to participants about the sites and their research.

Two dovecotes will feature on the tour – Flintham and Sibthorpe – with a 40 minute walk between the two.

The day will round off with drinks and savoury snacks at The Dovecote Inn, Laxton, which are also included in the £5 ticket price, before the return journey to Loughborough.

Through their work, FRAUD seek to explore the inevitability of diminishing soil quality and the fissure of international food production chains. They investigate the genealogy of fertilising practices and discuss the ways in which we might ‘stay in the fallows’.

A collection of resources which offer some context and critical thought on these issues will be made available before the event.

This event is part of Radar’s Ecological Thinking programme – a series of commissions and events exploring what creative and collaborative methodologies can bring to ecological study.

Book your place.


Flintham dovecote has step-free access but unfortunately Sibthorpe does not. The walk is on flat but uneven ground but anyone wishing to travel between the two dovecotes by coach is welcome to do so. If you have any specific access requirements or anything you would like organisers to be aware of please include this in the booking form or contact Laura Purseglove (

Please contact Laura if the booking free presents a barrier to you as there are a number of free places available.