Happy Mondays

Venue: Loughborough Students' Union, Cogs

3 deposit

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:

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.

Book tickets here:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/happy-mondays-batik-workshop-tickets-52047839489 

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. 

Book tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/happy-mondays-henna-workshop-with-neeka-nagar-tickets-54524664740

11/2/19: Happy Mondays Comedy Club (part of Leicester Comedy Festival)
We will be hosting 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.

Book tickets: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/happy-mondays-comedy-club

4/02/19: Creative writing class - LGBT+History Month
To mark the start of LGBT History month, PhD student Sophia Kier-Byfield will be running a creative writing class to explore LGBT+ poetry as inspiration to write your own! At the end of the workshop participants will have the option to share their work with the rest of the class. The writing from the workshop (with the consent of participants) will then be made into a zine to be distributed around the University.

Book tickets here:www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/happy-mondays-creative-writing-class-lgbt-history-month

18/2/19: Ethical and Environment Happy Mondays Takeover - upcycle old jeans into cushions
If you fancy getting creative, then this workshop is for you! Join Naomi Howlett for an upcycling workshop where you will turn your old pillows and clothes into chic cushions. Bring along any clothes or materials that you would like to use to create your masterpiece along with any other materials for decoration.

Book tickets here: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ethical-and-environment-happy-mondays-takeover

25/02/19: Acoustic Night
After the success of the previous acoustic night held by Scholarship winner Michael Harry, we are happy to announce its return for 2019, bringing you more musical variety from a pool of talented students. Acoustic Night invites students at Loughborough University to perform at an open mic night. This night usually features a variety of line-ups which showcase some of the best new talent on campus and across the county! The event is open for all to attend, students, staff and the general public.

Book tickets here:www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/acoustic-night

4/03/19: Create a fused glass coaster
During this introduction to glass fusing, you will be learning how to create a unique coaster or tile! The tutor, Katherine Wilson will introduce you to a range of glass products including glass rods, crushed glass and flakes of glass confetti which you can be used to create your unique designs. Your coaster will then be fired and ready to collect about a week later.

Book tickets here: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/happy-mondays-fused-glass-coaster-making

11/03/19: Speech Bubble
Speech Bubble is LU Arts' performance night, where professional poets perform alongside students and staff, joining an open mic slot. This is open to anyone willing to perform for a live audience. Last term Speech Bubble was run by our 2018/19 creative writing scholarship winners Ada Ughanwa and Michael Asolo, who will be helping to host the competition once again.

This event is free for students and open to the general public. You can pay on the door (or just turn up if you are a student) without needed to book in advance.

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


Loughborough University Arts

Martin Hall Building

Loughborough University

Loughborough LE11 3TU, UK


01509 222 948