Arts and culture
Winner of the Overton Poetry Prize announced at celebratory event
The winner of the 2018 Overton Poetry Prize was announced at an event which took place last Thursday (16 May).
Students host first plastic art exhibition at government department to highlight the dangers of pollution
Students at Loughborough University are exhibiting their art in a government department as part of a project that looks to highlight the impact of plastic pollution.
Students showcase artistic bakes as part of LU Arts' Great Halls Bake Off
Five students reached the finals of LU Arts' Great Halls Bake Off and were judged by previous Great British Bake Off winner and Loughborough alumna, Frances Quinn, last week.
Re-imagining Citizenship project to be exhibited at prestigious art exhibition in Venice
A project created by Loughborough University which explores citizenship is being exhibited at a prestigious art exhibition in Venice.
Help raise awareness of climate change and learn new skills as part of LU Arts’ latest series of workshops
LU Arts is delighted to announce a new and upcoming series of workshops around digital storytelling which is open for staff, students and members of the community to attend.
NT Live: All My Sons
LU Arts are pleased to announce they will be showcasing two National Theatre Live screenings in May and June, as part of a collaboration with Flix Cinema.
Loughborough and Surrey project to map energy and productivity
A researcher at Loughborough University has been awarded funding by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to explore the role of energy in the UK’s productivity puzzle.
Loughborough University to host a concert to showcase music scholarship winners
Five students who received music scholarships from LU Arts this year will perform pieces of their choice in a lunchtime concert on 8 May at the Cope Auditorium at 12.30pm.
Fruit Routes event returns for the first days of summer offering activities for all to attend
Loughborough University and artist Anne-Marie Culhane have come together for the seventh year to bring the Fruit Routes project to campus.
Surviving climate change means transforming both economics and design
What could be more important than sustaining habitable living conditions on Earth?
Fine Art Students launch new art exhibition
Five Fine Art students from Loughborough University have put together a free exhibition that will take place next month at the Martin Hall Exhibition Space on campus.
School of Poetry podcast launches second series
To mark World Poetry Day (21 March), academics from Loughborough University have come together to launch season two of the ‘School of Poetry’ podcast.
Loughborough University hosts a series of events discussing the subject of citizenship this month
A series of events about citizenship has launched at Loughborough University today (13 March).
Loughborough University merges the arts and STEM to host week of exciting events
Loughborough University will be hosting a week of creative inter-disciplinary events involving science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
From talking cats to time travel… here’s what I recommend you read this World Book Day
It’s World Book Day and what better way to celebrate than getting your specs on, a bookmark out and stuck into a novel you’ve never read before.
Artists to collaborate with Loughborough University’s Department of Materials later this month
Three artists will complete residencies at Loughborough University later this month as part of a new project by Radar and the Department of Materials.
LU Arts presents portrait exhibition featuring the University’s LGBT+ community
An exhibition showcasing the University’s LGBT+ community is now available to view on campus.
Anglo-Asian student exhibition to raise funds for local charity
Opening to the public later this month, Tension is a postcard exhibition featuring work by students on each pathway of Loughborough University’s Art and Design Foundation Studies course – 3D Design, Fashion and Textiles, Fine Art and Visual Communication – and a visiting group of Curatorship and Fine Art students from Joshibi University of Art and Design in Tokyo. The students will work together to curate the exhibition.
Solo exhibition for renowned Loughborough University sculptor
A unique exhibition of studio sculptures and wall-based artworks by renowned Loughborough University sculptor John Atkin opens next weekend in London.
Loughborough academics discuss festive poetry in podcast
A group of academics from the School of Arts, English and Drama have recorded a special Christmas episode for the School of Poetry podcast.
Places available for next semester’s Creative Writing classes
Bookings are now open for the next series of Creative Writing classes.
Why talking about memories with older family, friends and neighbours this holiday season could be essential for their wellbeing
This December, more than one million elderly people will experience loneliness and isolation according to figures by Age UK. As part of our Christmas campaign aimed at raising awareness of seasonal loneliness, Loughborough academic Dr Catherine Armstrong has suggested one solution from the tiny island of Hawaii that could make a big difference to someone.
University choir to bring festive spirit to Loughborough with Christmas performance
The University’s choir will be performing their annual Christmas-themed concert next week.
LU Arts to host events for budding poets and aspiring singer-songwriters next month
LU Arts will be hosting the renowned Speech Bubble and Acoustic Night events next month.
Loughborough partners with Shanghai university as part of £250,000 heritage grant
Loughborough University’s School of Arts, English and Drama has been awarded a grant of £250,000 as part of a research partnership with Tongji University in Shanghai.
LU Arts offer scholarships to creative students to showcase the arts at Loughborough
This year, for the first time, LU Arts are pleased to present nine scholarships to creative students at the University.
Chekhov in the ring: the changing face of professional British wrestling
English and drama lecturer Dr Claire Warden researches avant-garde Russian theatre – she also stages and sells-out professional wrestling shows.
Film celebrating female mathematicians from all over the globe to be showcased at popular London festival
A film created by a Loughborough University academic and her filmmaker sister that aims to shine a spotlight on female mathematicians is to be played at a popular London festival.
Loughborough University invites everyone to celebrate Creative Community Day
Creative Community Day returns to campus on Saturday 27 October and those with a passion for writing, crafting and performing are invited to come along and showcase their artistic abilities!
Artist to showcase short film that focuses on Loughborough’s Carillon Tower and its conservation
An artist has captured different sounds and images of Loughborough’s most famous landmark as part of a project that explores how music makes place and place makes music.
Loughborough to collaborate on multi-million pound Creative R&D Partnership focused on fashion and textile industry
Loughborough University is to be a major partner on one of 10 game-changing R&D partnerships, awarded as part of the Government’s investment in the UK’s creative industries.
Loughborough University unveils brand new Creative Writing classes
Loughborough University is pleased to announce a brand new creative writing evening class which is available to staff, students and the general public.
Flix cinema is back with a new arts focus
Flix student-run cinema is back with a new regular day and a new direction.
Loughborough academics return for third episode of Poetry Podcast
‘School of Poetry’ is back once again with fresh guests and discussions of break-up, members of royalty, potatoes and more!
Transatlantic partnership will improve understanding of the role of digital storytelling in education
Representatives from the Smithsonian Institution – a network of 19 museums and research centres based across the United States – are to visit Loughborough University’s School of the Arts, English and Drama to formalise a partnership that looks to improve the understanding of the role of digital storytelling in education.
Overton Poetry Prize opens for 2018 entries
The Overton Poetry Prize - an annual competition run by the University’s School of Arts, English and Drama - is now open for submissions.
Students awarded exhibition space after success in annual artists’ awards
Two Fine Art students have had their talent recognised in the Leicester Society of Artists (LSA) Student Awards.
Loughborough part of successful AHRC funded Doctoral Training Partnership
Loughborough University London is part of a consortium of universities in London and the south east that form a national Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) focusing on the arts and humanities disciplines.
Students and alumni to take to the stage at Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Festival-goers at Edinburgh Fringe are to be transported to an awkward Halloween party and a pub in Lancashire as a group of Loughborough alumni and students are to take to the stage with two original plays.
Artists invited to submit ideas for public artwork outside new hall of residence
Loughborough University is to commission a public artwork to mark the entrance to its new hall of residence complex – and artists from across the globe are invited to submit their ideas.
Leading industrial design expert to join Loughborough University
Professor Hua Dong is bringing her industrial design expertise to Loughborough as she will join the University as Professor of Design this September.
Radar artists captured sounds of the town
Two artists have used creative methods to capture the different sounds of Loughborough as part of a project that explores how music makes place and place makes music.
Loughborough academic undertakes digital storytelling research in America
A Loughborough academic has recently returned from America after conducting research that focuses on using digital storytelling as a learning strategy.
Olympics and Culture explored through exhibition and symposium project
A major touring exhibition and symposium project explores the theme of Olympics and Culture through sharing histories and legacies, questioning and proposing how they might be relevant to communities and cultures today and in the future.
Textiles student's talent is recognised twice at national exhibition
Final-year Textiles student Charlotte Munson has rounded off her time at Loughborough by winning both the Kingfisher Design Talent Award and the Turner Bianca Associates Prize at the London-based exhibition New Designers.
Hundreds attend Fruit Routes summer event and discussed global issues
More than 200 people headed to Loughborough University for the annual Fruit Routes summer event that looked at connecting local and wider issues.
Sewing event at Loughborough brings textile community together
A two-day sewing event at Loughborough University that celebrated the online stitching community and the hobby that can be more beneficial than it ‘seams’ has been hailed a success.
Success for Loughborough students at this year’s New Designers
Loughborough University students have scooped a range of sought-after awards at this year’s New Designers – an annual showcase for emerging talent across the design sector.
Photo exhibitions in Ghana reveal what drives community food choices
People in Ghana have captured images of what drives what they eat and drink as part of a collaborative international project involving Loughborough University academics – and the photos are being exhibited this week.
First ever Arts Festival celebrated creativity at Loughborough
Loughborough University hosted its first ever Arts Festival this month and celebrated the institution’s creative arts.
Academic publishes new book: Emily Brontë Reappraised
A Loughborough University academic is celebrating the launch of her new book: Emily Brontë Reappraised.
Loughborough academic’s work displayed at the RA summer exhibition
An academic from Loughborough University will have one of his pieces on display at the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition this year.
Arts Degree Show: award-winners announced!
The winners of Loughborough University’s 2018 Arts Degree Show have been announced – and there’s still time to check out their work and the wide range of art on display!
New two-day sewing event to take place at University
Loughborough University is hosting a new sewing event that aims to celebrate the online stitching community and the hobby that can be more beneficial than it ‘seams’.
Institute of Advanced Studies to hold Art and Migration series of events
Loughborough’s Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) will be hosting an exciting series of events around Art and Migration this month.
Arts Degree Show to showcase work of emerging artists
Students from the School of the Arts, English and Drama are set to exhibit a wide range of work at the 2018 Arts Degree Show, which opens to the public on 9 June.
Loughborough academics return for second episode of Poetry Podcast
Returning for its second episode, ‘School of Poetry’ is back with fresh guests and themes.
Fruit Routes event to prompt conversations on global issues
Loughborough University’s Fruit Routes project is once again returning to campus from 13-15 June.
University arts programme to capture the sounds of Loughborough
Three artists are to capture the different sounds of Loughborough as part of a project that explores how music makes place and place makes music.
English and drama lecturer organises sell-out wrestling event as part of her research into Britain’s Spandex-driven grappling scene
Determinism is as much a part of professional wrestling as a Boston crab, according to some very hands-on research.
Loughborough University looks to inspire young minds this summer
Loughborough University’s School and College Liaison Team will be bringing back their ‘Inspiring Minds’ series of events this summer.
New 10-day Arts Festival to bring top industry names to Loughborough
Renowned creatives, the history of food, poetry and an artist that once destroyed all their belongings…
Music scholarship students to showcase their talent in University concert
Two Loughborough students that have been awarded prestigious music scholarships will be taking to the stage next week.
Loughborough’s history is explored in collaborative textile project
First year University students and Charnwood Arts have worked together to produce an exhibition that merges historic themes with contemporary textile designs.
Cinema screening to raise money for Loughborough charity
Flix and the Ethnic Minorities Network are hosting a film fundraiser this weekend to raise money for Loughborough-based charity Baca.
Winner of Overton Poetry Prize 2017 to launch chapbook
The winning 2017 Overton Poetry Prize collection, which explores aspects of identity and migration, is to be published later this month.
Arts event to discuss relationship between black people, music and movement
Artists and academics are to come together at an innovative LU Arts event to explore the relationships between black people, music and movement.
Loughborough academics host new Poetry Podcast in celebration of World Poetry Day
A brand new podcast has been published by Loughborough University, in celebration of World Poetry Day.
Exhibition to examine role of objects using items from Leicester’s historical collections
Staff, students and members of the public are invited to an exhibition that uses items from Leicester’s historical collections to examine the role and status of objects.
Expert on art, science and heritage joins Loughborough University
Renowned art historian Professor Phillip Lindley has joined the School of the Arts, English and Drama at Loughborough University.
Loughborough student to celebrate first published book with University launch event
A Loughborough University student is celebrating her first published book by hosting a launch event on campus.
LU Arts reveals exciting new Spring/Summer events programme
From an innovative screening of a 1920’s masterpiece to an English folk singer with a remarkable career, LU Arts’ new What’s On brochure has been released, featuring an exciting range of events.
Arts event to mark launch of £1m project that explores how the 1947 Partition of India is remembered by South Asian communities in Britain
Loughborough University London and Radar – LU Arts’ contemporary programme that commissions artists to respond to academic research – are co-hosting an event to mark the launch of a £1m project that examines the 1947 Partition of India and its influence on community identity in the UK.
Students and young members of the community brought together through research project
A Loughborough University research project, which aimed to bring students and young people from different walks of life together through creative workshops, has been hailed a success.
Images from the University’s Maya Project to feature in new exhibition
Images from a Loughborough social enterprise project which captures the lives of the Maya, the largest living group of Native Americans, are included in the new Virtual Museum of Human Ecology.
New arts programme explores relationship between music and place
An innovative Loughborough University arts project is to explore how music and geography interact.
English lecturer’s latest work is a literary tour full of surprises
Dr Oliver Tearle, founder of the popular Interesting Literature blog, has scoured the country to write Britain by the Book: A Curious Tour of Our Literary Landscape, a collection of surprising and little-known stories behind classic works of literature.
Poems exploring identity and migration win this year’s record-breaking Overton Poetry Prize
Pnina Shinebourne has been declared the winner of the Overton Poetry Prize 2017 with a sequence of poems entitled Uproot.
Creative Writing lecturer becomes poet-in-residence at Bradgate Park
Dr Kerry Featherstone, who oversees the School’s MA in Creative Writing, will take up the role as part of a new project based on creative inspiration at Bradgate Park in Leicestershire.
Latest John Atkin sculpture unveiled in Toronto
Renowned Loughborough sculptor John Atkin has unveiled his latest sculpture, ‘Access to Justice’ in Toronto’s McMurtry Gardens of Justice.
Pub Science – climate change, an uncertain future?
On Thursday 16 November, LU Arts will present the first of this year’s ‘Pub Science’ series, exploring the theme of climate change.
Loughborough’s youth express their thoughts on Brexit through artworks
Loughborough University will be holding an exhibition and panel discussion that showcases the views of young people on the theme of Britain after Brexit. The event is titled ‘Our Nation’s Future: Loughborough Youth Creative Visions’.
Fine Art student competing in Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year competition
Third-year artist Benji Thomas has been chosen to compete in the illustrious Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year competition.
Renowned expert on feminist art theory joins Loughborough University
Hilary Robinson has joined Loughborough University as Professor of Feminism, Art and Theory.
Celebrating animation and sport at the National Football Museum
Loughborough University’s Animation Academy is joining forces with the National Football Museum to present ‘The Beautiful Frame: Animation and Sport’.
Creative Community Day taking place at Loughborough University
Loughborough University is hosting a Creative Community Day on Saturday 28 October 2017.
Fruit Routes harvest returns to campus
The annual Fruit Routes harvest event returns to Loughborough University from 18 – 21 October with a range of enjoyable harvesting activities.
Terracotta Warriors exhibition featuring Loughborough artist opens in Brussels
A unique exhibition of sculptures based on China’s world-famous Terracotta Warriors opens today (21 September) in Brussels, featuring work by internationally renowned Loughborough University sculptor John Atkin.
Loughborough University Postgraduate Arts Degree Show 2017
The Loughborough University Postgraduate Arts Degree Show is an opportunity to view the original and innovative work produced by graduating MA Graphic Design and Visualisation and MA Art and Design (Studio Practice) students.
University history unveiled with Handicraft Unit furniture auction and exhibition
Loughborough University will unveil a rich collection of period furniture for auction from the Handicraft Unit, a programme established in the 1930s which trained students in furniture making under leading craftsmen.
Loughborough graduates among the first to take up Venice Fellowships at the Biennale Arte exhibition
Fine Art graduates Conor Doyle and Joe Philpott have rounded off their degrees with artistic flourish by earning fellowships at one of the world’s most prestigious exhibitions.
Academic publishes new book exploring health and medicine in early modern England
A new book which explores health and medicine in early modern England has been published by a Loughborough University academic.
Celebrating five years of Fruit Routes
A marathon twelve-hour event will celebrate five years of the campus Fruit Routes project.
Loughborough artist featured in international exhibition
Artist and academic John Atkin will represent the UK in an international exhibition of contemporary sculptures from Europe and China throughout June.
Emerging artists to exhibit at 2017 Arts Degree Show
Students from the School of the Arts, English and Drama are set to exhibit their final degree work at the 2017 Arts Degree Show, which opens to the public on 10 June.
Textiles students to exhibit at East Midlands student fashion awards
Final-year students on Loughborough’s Textiles course are preparing to join universities from across the Midlands to display their work at Fashanne 2017.
Engaging with Screens: Art, Archive, Book
On Wednesday 31 May, Loughborough’s School of Arts, English and Drama will host an event examining the significance of the screen in relation to arts and literature.
Loughborough academic to deliver City Series lecture
A Loughborough academic is set to present a City Series lecture at Leicester City Hall on Thursday 25 May.
Loughborough festival explores relationship between art, politics, and the pamphlet
A two-day festival in Loughborough will look at the role of the pamphlet as both an art form and an influential means of political communication.
Textiles students to benefit from working with global cotton brand
Second-year students on the University’s Textiles: Innovation and Design course have been invited to enter the first Innovation Competition launched by COTTON USA.
Competition gives aspiring poets a chance to be published
Loughborough University is offering budding poets the chance to have their work published.
Exhibition celebrates 10 years of engaging arts and academia
LU Arts is celebrating a decade of bringing together artists and academics with an exhibition to showcase some of the work from their contemporary arts programme, Radar.29 March 2017
Creative careers event presents a world of opportunities
Over 140 students, including a significant number from the School of the Arts, English and Drama, the Design School and the Loughborough University London campus took advantage of the opportunity to meet prospective employers at an event dedicated to the creative industries.20 March 2017
Loughborough University to host the Association of Art Historians Conference 2017
Loughborough’s School of the Arts, English and Drama is working with the Association of Art Historians (AAH) to host the 43rd AAH Annual Conference and Art Book Fair from 6 - 8 April 2017.15 March 2017
Loughborough University and Tate Modern use art to tackle the divisive interpretations of asylum and immigration
Artistic answers to the refugee crisis and post-EU referendum questions of nationalism feature at Tate Modern this week when Loughborough University hold its ‘Who are we?’ event.14 March 2017
Woman(kind)ness, Strength and Resilience: A celebration of women worldwide 2017
Loughborough University is hosting a week-long programme of events to celebrate International Women’s Day 2017.7 March 2017
Staff and students invited to The Object is Alive exhibition
British artist Matthew Darbyshire is working alongside University Professor Daniel Watt, to launch a new arts exhibition based on Polish theatre marker Tadeusz Kantor.26 January 2017
Loughborough University leads on a £1 million international project to create the complete works of Aphra Behn
Aphra Behn was the first British woman to make a living from writing English novels, plays and poetry. Now, a huge project led by Loughborough University in collaboration with institutions across the globe will compile an eight volume anthology of her life's work.5 December 2016
Loughborough University hosts ‘A Weekend of Weird’
A series of special events celebrating literature, film, music, art and performance is heading to Loughborough next weekend.17 November 2016
Reimagining China’s Terracotta Warriors exhibition coming to Loughborough University London
A unique exhibition of sculptures based on China’s world famous Terracotta Warriors has opened next to our Loughborough University London campus.5 October 2016
Historic Loughborough building set to transform into creative hub
An empty historic building in Loughborough will be given a new lease of life this weekend as it begins its transformation into a creative hub.28 September 2016
Loughborough's postgraduates showcase designs in end-of-year show
Postgraduate students from Loughborough University’s 2D and 3D Visualisation and Art and Design (Studio Practice) Masters (MA) courses are set to exhibit their work in an end- of-year showcase later this month.2 September 2016
Students win top awards at New Designers
Five Loughborough University students have won top awards at the New Designers exhibition in London this month.13 July 2016
Textiles student takes the runway by storm
A Loughborough University student has won the Textile and Fashion Accessory Design Award at a showcase which celebrates the most talented fashion design students in the East Midlands.1 July 2016
Drama students present a night of thrills in final-year show
Loughborough University Drama students are set to present an evening at the Grand-Guignol for their final-year production, taking place 1-3 June.31 May 2016
Funding grant success for international collaborative project
Professor Elaine Hobby, School of the Arts English and Drama, has been awarded an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) grant for her project on Aphra Behn, entitled Editing Aphra Behn in the Digital Age.11 May 2016
Freefest 2016 – free annual festival celebrating student creativity returns
Loughborough Students’ Union annual festival returns this Bank Holiday Monday!29 April 2016
Student exhibition launch at LU Arts
Second year fine art student Chaz Howkins has won this year’s Arts Pass Exhibition opportunity with LU Arts. Her exhibition ‘Does it matter?’ opens tomorrow, Friday 22 April. It investigates the complexities of gender and its significance within contemporary society.21 April 2016
Graduate makes waves at Saatchi Gallery art exhibition
Loughborough University Fine Art graduate, Grace Wooler, has been chosen by the Saatchi Gallery to exhibit her work as part of their School Prize Retrospective Exhibition.20 April 2016
Graduate launches first print edition of magazine following online success
Loughborough University graduate and Studio member, Ali Foroughi, has launched the first print edition of his quarterly magazine, Jungle.21 March 2016
Security and visitor expectation must be balanced to protect museums for future generations
The museum visitor experience is under threat from theft and damage, putting collections at risk, new research reveals.16 March 2016
Textiles students’ success at international fashion show
Loughborough University Textiles students have sold their designs to various global companies following success at an international fashion show.4 March 2016
First British snowboarding and ski brand made for women by women seeks to break gender stereotypes
Loughborough University graduates Susie Beere and Sophie Kelly have officially launched the first British snowboarding and ski brand designed specifically for women.23 February 2016
Rejuvenating the High Street through Art
It was a rather unusual day of business for Loughborough newsagent, Ashby Square News on Saturday (6 February 2016). The shop’s entire product range was rebranded as part of Loughborough University’s Market Town project, an innovative art programme that invited artists to reimagine the high street.8 February 2016