Along with the Radar, literature and concert programmes LU Arts offers staff and students of the University opportunities to get involved in a variety of arts activities and clubs from singing in the University Choir to sharing a good read at the Book Club, painting and pottery classes to performing in Speech Bubble, and much more…



University Choir

The University Choir is open to all staff and students of the University, and to members of the public aged 16 and over. The choir meets every Monday evening during term time from 7pm to 9pm in the Cope Auditorium. Each year the Choir gives two or three public performances, including their annual Christmas and Spring concerts. New members are welcome to join for free at any time!

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Music Practice Rooms

LU Arts has a number of music practice spaces available for Music VIP members to use free of charge.

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Music Tuition

Each semester LU Art offers Loughborough University students and staff the opportunity to book music tuition in singing and a wide variety of instruments. One-on-one classes are led by expert tutors with considerable experience.

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Music VIP

Music VIP is LU Arts’ free group for musically active or interested students and staff across Loughborough University.

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Music Scholarships

Students can apply for one of seven different music scholarships, each of which has its own financial reward, package of mentoring/support and performance and/or event organisation opportunities.

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LSU Music Societies

Loughborough Students’ Union has a wide range of music societies which you can get involved in.

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Tuition and Classes


Painting & Drawing Classes

LU Arts Project Space (above Cope Auditorium)

Each year LU Arts offers staff, students and the public evening classes in Painting & Drawing.

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Happy Mondays

£3 deposit

Every Monday should be a Happy Monday! From band nights to artistic taster sessions to our ever-popular performance poetry night, Speech Bubble, these evenings promise to be a great and energizing start to the week.

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Pottery Classes

3D Design Building

Each year LU Arts offers students, staff and the public, evening classes in pottery.

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Creative Writing Classes

MHL 0.07, Martin Hall

Brand new creative writing evening classes, open to students, staff and the general public.

Tickets will go on sale 10am on Wednesday 5th December 2018.

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Clubs and Societies

Book Club

Book Club

Share and discuss a good read at the LU Arts book club.

FREE to join and open to all, the book club meets on a Tuesday lunchtime approximately every 6 weeks in our Project Space, Martin Hall Building.

If you are interested in joining or would like further information, please contact us at

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Flix - student-run arts cinema

Flix is a cinema run for students by students, showing films every Sunday for just £2.00 for members and £4.50 for non-members, and with an annual membership only costing £10.00 - Flix really is a club worth joining. Members are entitled to free professional projectionist training, and the chance to get involved and run the cinema.

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LSU Arts/Creative Societies

Loughborough University Students Union has a wide range of societies students can get involved in, from theatre to big band music. See below for a flavour of what's on offer or visit their website for the full range:

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Arts Scholarships

From 2018/19 LU Arts is offering nine annual arts scholarships in a variety of art forms. The winners will benefit from a cash price and mentoring and support in their chosen field.

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LU Arts offers current students and recent graduates opportunities of Loughborough University to gain experience of working in an arts environment through volunteering and casual employment.

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Creative Collaborations

Here you will details of opportunities for creative collaboration that often transcend the boundaries of media and discipline. Looking to try something a little bit out of the box? This might be just what you're looking for.

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Martin Hall Exhibition Space

There’s a new exhibition space on campus! Based in Martin Hall, on Shirley Pearce Square, the space offers somewhere for you to showcase the achievements of your staff and students.

For university use, you could present your pioneering research project, display highlights from your School degree show or celebrate Loughborough’s latest sporting success.

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Overton Poetry Prize

In memory of Professor Bill Overton (1946-2012), the School of the Arts, English and Drama offers this prize for a sequence of poems on any subject, up to 300 lines. The competition runs on an annual basis.

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Student Arts Grants

LU Arts has an arts fund students can apply to for money and support in delivering your own arts-based activity or creative projects

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Student Creative Skills Share

Students can use your skills to deliver workshops and/or perform at events for LU Arts and others - and get paid for it - by applying to be part of our Creative Skills Share scheme.

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Artist in Residence: Ian Nesbitt

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The Great Halls Bake Off

Student Halls


Loughborough University Arts

Martin Hall Building

Loughborough University

Loughborough LE11 3TU, UK

01509 222 948