In your hands: 10 years of Fruit Routes

  • 19 May 2022
  • 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • International House and Barefoot Orchard

In your hands: 10 Years of Fruit Routes

Launch of the Fruit Routes Charter and Celebrations of Fruit Routes

10-10.30 – Coffee/Arrivals at IH
10.30 – Welcome and Introductions, Marsha Meskimmon
10.45 – 11.45  Presentations
Anne-Marie Culhane, ’10 years on and the Fruit Routes Charter’
Chris Fremantle (Gray’s School of Art), ‘Ecoart in action: thinking about an art that articulates dependencies’
David Bell, ‘LU Arts and the Environment’
Jo Shields (former Associate Head of Sustainability at LU and Sustainability Lead, whg). ‘Letting nature lead the way to create sustainable communities and a sense of place’
12.00 – 13.00: Panel Discussion on Fruit Routes and the Future
Marsha Meskimmon (Chair), Anne-Marie Culhane, Chris Fremantle, David Bell, Gillian Whiteley, Paul Conneally, Pawas Bisht and Alena Pfoser

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch  

13.30 – 14.00 lunchtime listening event 

Serena Smith, A Litho-Phonic Encounter

In handbooks on lithography sound is generally overlooked, there is however always noise: the subject of this live reading of research material, in which Serena Smith explores the resonating depths of limestone.
Serena is a lithographer, writer, PhD student, and participant in Fruit Routes, currently exploring the poetics of stone.

14.15 – 15.30 Ensemble Improvised Walk around Fruit Routes

An invitation for all to walk around the route together sharing different observations, reflections and knowledge.

15.30 – 17.00 Barefoot Orchard

Wild Tea

Join us for tea and foraged food from campus in the Barefoot Orchard. Try your hand at tasseography  - the art of reading the future, with Paul Conneally and Anne-Marie Culhane.
Paul Conneally is a cultural forager, haiku poet, artist and musician. He was born in Sheffield and lives in Loughborough.

18.00-19.00  Barefoot Orchard

Spell-ing the Green Knowledge

To mark and celebrate a decade of Fruit Routes and the passing on of the project, Topologies-of-Between, will be bringing together sound, image, mark-making, objects and voice in an improvised performance. All are welcome. 
Topologies-of-Between [Gillian Whiteley, Geoff Bright, Lyn Hodnett and Walt Shaw] work with sound, image and mark-making to conjure and provoke transformations and unsettlements within improvised performance.
Gill is an artist-improviser and Honorary Fellow at Loughborough University. Interests include intersection of art/politics and creative dissent, see www.bricolagekitchen.com 
Geoff is an experimental improviser interested in the relationship between philosophy and improvisation. He is a Visiting Scholar at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Lyn is a visual artist and sonic improviser/vocalist exploring themes of personal and universal myth, nature and female iconography. She is an Associate Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University.
Walt is an experimental percussionist and visual artist, who thinks of the two creative spheres as very much interrelated. It's always a case of a leap into the void, followed by learning, shaping and refining. 

21.00  meet at the Barefoot Orchard

Moth Trapping

Find out about more about these wonderful night-time creatures with Graham and Nona Finch from Leicestershire Entomological Society. Graham and Nona have been monitoring moths at Loughborough University for a number of years.
Events in Barefoot Orchard take place on level ground and with some on site seating provided. The route itself is not always on structured paths but is mostly flat with alternative routes for sloping areas.

Contact ias@lboro.ac.uk for any access queries.

All welcome!

Contact and booking details

Kieran Teasdale
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