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Students donate prints to Mayor after Twinning art exhibition

The Mayor of Charnwood was presented with four prints when she attended a special art exhibition at Loughborough University.

Councillor Sandie Forrest was so impressed with the work exhibited by students from Loughborough and the town’s French twin, Epinal, that the students gave her the prints.

Councillor Forrest, who raffled one of the prints for one of her charities, said: “It was a pleasure to meet the talented artists from both schools and to see the beautiful pieces of art they have produced.

“I was very impressed by the sheer number of interpretations of the ‘Twin’ theme and am now the proud owner of three of the prints.

“I am very proud that a recent Twinning visit to France has resulted in a closer bond between Loughborough and Epinal students and I hope that this new link will inspire further collaboration.”

Councillor Forrest was one of two guests invited to the exhibition staged in the foyer of the Arts School by students from Loughborough University School of the Arts and Ecole Superieure d’Art de Lorraine-Epinal.

The other was Sam Arthur, director of Nobrow, the leading independent publisher of graphic novels and artist books, who gave a guest lecture on his firm’s work.

The exhibition was the result of links forged last October between Andrew Selby, Associate Dean for Enterprise at Loughborough’s School of the Arts, English and Drama, and Peter Allen, from Epinal, about how the twinning scheme could be represented through a joint project.

They opted for a project based on the theme of ‘Twins’ and students from both institutions were asked to design limited colour prints, inspired by the work of Nobrow.

Discussions are planned between the universities, Nobrow, Loughborough University’s Lamplight Press, and the twinning associations about how the project might progress in the future.


Notes for editors

Press release reference number: PR 14/66

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It was awarded the coveted Sunday Times University of the Year title in 2008-09 and has been named Sports University of the Year 2013-14 by The Times and Sunday Times. Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and has been voted England's Best Student Experience for six years running in the Times Higher Education league. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

In 2015 the University will open an additional academic campus in London’s new innovation quarter. Loughborough University in London, based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, will offer postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities.


Chris Goddard
Public Relations Officer
Loughborough University
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