Happy Mondays

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Making your Monday a creative one with Happy Mondays.

Got the Monday blues? Well we have just the thing for that - Happy Mondays! 

LU Arts has teamed up with Loughborough Students' Union to offer Monday evening events, ranging from gigs and performance nights to creative taster sessions. All Happy Mondays events take place in Cognito in the union building, meaning that you don't have to go far to get your week off to a great start. 

Creative taster sessions require a £3 deposit per student as spaces are limited. On completion of the workshop, Loughborough University students will receive the equivalent of £3 in loyalty points to spend on purchases in LSU. This deposit is non-refundable if you do not turn up on the day.

We have a fantastic series of Happy Mondays events lined up so you're sure to find something that takes your fancy:

22/10/18: Weaving workshop
Artist Georgina Barney will guide you through the process of weaving on an entry-level frame loom, creating your own weave to take home. The wool used for this workshop will have been dyed using plants foraged from the University's Fruit Route on campus - you can take part in the foraging for plants and creating dyes for FREE - Plant dyeing and Fruit Route Walk

Book tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/weaving-workshop-with-georgina-barney-tickets-50904283081 

29/10/18: Design and Print your own tote bag
Get creative and customise your own tote bag with Sumiko Eadon using block print.

Book Tickets Here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/design-and-print-your-own-tote-bag-with-sumiko-eadon-tickets-50728514352 

12/11/18: Wood Turning Workshop
Have a go at pole lathe turning! Participants will have a chance to ‘have a go’ on a pole lathe (traditional foot powered woodworking lathe) each turning a small item to take away with them. The workshop will provide all tools and devices. 

Book tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wood-turning-workshop-with-peter-wood-tickets-50729884450

19/11/18: Photography Workshop
Award winning photographer and filmmaker, Kajal Nisha Patel will be running a photography workshop. Come along to this introductory session to learn how to master the basics in composition, shutter Speed, ISO, and aperture to help you achieve that perfect shot. You'll also learn basic studio photography, focusing on portraits and products, using simple but effective studio lighting. For this workshop you will need to provide your own camera.
This workshop is suitable for enthusiasts or for those wanting to produce professional photographs for their portfolio...Lights, Camera, Action!

Book tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/photography-workshop-with-kajal-patel-tickets-50730059975

26/11/18: Songwriting Workshop
The introduction to songwriting is open to beginners or those who want to improve their skills. Fiona Hughes will be looking at song structure, lyrics and common chord progressions before you will have a hand at writing your own song!

Book tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/song-writing-workshop-with-fiona-hughes-tickets-50737260512

3/12/18: Speech Bubble
Come and join us for Speech Bubble, LU Arts' performance night, where professional poets perfom alongside students and staff, joining an open mic slot which is open to anyone willing to perfom for a live audience. This event is free.

Book tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/speech-bubble-tickets-50738271536

10/12/18: Acoustic Nights
Join us for a free evening of music from students to professional musicians alike.

14/1/19: Batik Workshop
Come and explore the wonders of Batik with Andrew Wynee  - a method (originally used in Java) of producing coloured designs on textiles by dyeing them. Learners will create several sampler pieces using traditional wax resists using traditional Indonesian tjaps (a craftsman made printing block made from copper,) and Ukrainian kistkas (fine, stylus type ‘pens’) and successive dye colour layers. The emphasis will be upon experimentation using traditional approaches with a contemporary twist.

21/1/19: Co-Lab Focused activity
As part of Co-Lab week there will be a Happy Mondays activity run in relation to this. Look out for more information soon.

28/1/19: Henna Workshop
Join Neeka Nagar in this fun and interactive Henna workshop. Learn about the history of henna and how to create decorative designs using Henna on the body. This ancient art form is still used today by the women of the Indian Subcontinent, Africa and the Middle East. 

11/2/19: Happy Mondays Comedy Club (part of Leicester Comedy Festival)
We host a very special Leicester Comedy Festival event. This one hour show features 3 fantastic stand-ups handpicked just for you! Kicking the night off will be the 'Prince of Peculiar' (Great Central) Daniel Nicholas and headlining this event will be Lloyd Langford (Leicester Comedy Festival Best Show Award 2018). Full line up will be confirmed nearer the time. FREE for LU students.

18/2/19: Ethical and Environment Happy Mondays Takeover - upcycle old jeans into cushions


Loughborough University Arts

Martin Hall Building

Loughborough University

Loughborough LE11 3TU, UK


01509 222 948