Syncopated Saucepans, 6pm 25 June
Join the Politicised Practice Research Group for a percussion workshop and a group discussion about citizenship and rhythm! This workshop led by performance-poet and jazz musician David Stickman Higgins is for complete beginners as well as practising musicians and the focus will be on syncopated rhythms. The workshop will be followed by a provocation from sound-artist and writer Salomé Voegelin, highlighting some potential links between rhythm and politics and a group discussion.
Online Events and Content
Jacqueline Donachie in conversation with Craig Richardson, 6pm 22 June
Craig Richardson and Jacqueline Donachie are graduates of The Glasgow School of Art, and now find themselves working in Loughborough’s School of Design and Creative Arts, with Craig as Professor of Fine Art and Jackie as a Doctoral Prize Fellow.
In Conversation with Alex Blood, 7pm 22 June
Join Junction Arts on Monday evening at 7pm when we talk to man of many talents Alex Blood. We’ll hopefully get a performance as well!
Film Free & Easy Raves On, 7pm 25 June
A Zoom online event.
Film Free and Easy presents an online evening of films, videos, curiosities, projections and live performance for everyone to enjoy during our continuing lockdown. Each of our events is a unique and unpredictable kaleidoscope of work presented by artist.
Queer Craft, 6pm 26 June
An online talk discussing the intersections between queerness and craft, particularly in relation to textiles and art practice. Daniel Fountain will give an overview of the ways in which such techniques and processes have since been adopted by queer artists to explore their own subject position as ‘marginal’ or ‘other’ – mirroring the subject position of craft in art history.
Participate June Book Club, 7:30pm 25 June
Join Deda for an informal, sociable evening as we meet to discuss the latest books on ZOOM. Book your spot to receive access to the meeting ahead of the next event, details will be sent to the email provided when booking, 24 hours in advance.
Work in Progress, with talk by ;a place, of their own, 2pm 27 June
NN Contemporary Art is delighted to present our second digital Work in Progress, with a talk by ;a place, of their own, and the opportunity for artists and makers at all stages in their careers to present their work-in-progress in a friendly and supportive peer review. Co-founded by Paula McCloskey and Sam Vardy ;a place, of their own, are an art and spatial research practice. They work on transdisciplinary collaborative research projects that critically investigate entanglements of geopolitics, art, and climate crises. Taking an intersectional approach that responds to (de)colonization and feminist praxis, to create new imaginaries.
Saturday Night’s Main Event: Storytelling and Professional Wrestling, 8pm 27 June
Join Loughborough scholars and professional wrestling aficionados Dr Claire Warden and Sam West for an exploration of storytelling and performance in professional wrestling. Taking their theatre-led, Arts Council-funded project Wrestling Resurgence as a case study, this interactive online event takes a playful look at how wrestlers and wrestling companies engage in long term storytelling. The talk will be punctuated by video clips of live events culminating in a live stream of the LU Arts supported show ‘Angry Dancing’ that took place at last year’s Loughborough University Arts Festival.
Meet The Studio Holders
This week find out about studio holder and textile Artist Jo Heron.