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Back by popular demand, Show Me How returns for one final practical making session!
Join us for the last of the Show Me How making sessions initiated by artist Ania Bas to explore the value of local manufacturing, sharing, co-working, and co-operation. As we wave a sad goodbye to the project, we will be running an evening of not one but two practical making sessions, led by local makers and accompanied by refreshments and the opportunity to discuss ideas and issues around making and co-working.
These sessions represent the culmination of the knowledge and skills sharing that has been taking place throughout the project, as participants from previous sessions now become the teachers and step forward to share their own skills.
Each session will last an hour, and both are FREE to attend.
Making Ethical Jewellery & Accessories
In this session, you will have the opportunity to make a key ring, or a necklace or a bracelet/anklet using disposable inner tubes from bikes and bike pieces.
It will be run by Mariana Rubino, the creative mind behind the ethical jewellery and acessories brand Beauty in Obsolescence. The name refers to the 'built in obsolescence' found in many modern products: they are designed to degrade sooner rather than later so that their users will need to buy replacements. The more obselete products, the more ends up on a rubbish dump somewhere, but Mariana strives to find new uses for 'obsolete' materials, minimising their impact on the environment. Inspired by the big cities and rich tapestry of nature for which her home country of Brazil is renowned, she creates unique pieces that are completely handmade in a process free from chemicals and without the use of electricity.
All materials for this session will be provided - just bring yourself!
Homemade Beauty and Cleaning Products
In this session, you will learn how to make household products out of natural, everyday ingredients.
It will be run by Emma Ward, a single mum and part-time postgraduate student in Linguistics. Emma's interest in homemade products began whilst she was living in Italy, after she noticed that, despite appreciating the value of good quality organic food, the people around her often spared little thought for what went into the things they used on their bodies and in their homes. Seeking an alternative to expensive commercial products, many of which contain a cocktail of chemicals harmful to their users and to the environment, Emma began researching and testing recipes based on clean, inexpensive, and natural everyday ingredients that can be found in most kitchens.
For this session, we ask that if possible you bring along a jam jar and a pump top from an old liquid soap bottle - this is so you can make a dispenser to store your liquid hand soap in!
Show Me How is a project devised by the artist Ania Bas and delivered as part of Market Town, a programme of commissions and critical debate that sets out to reimagine the future of Loughborough’s high streets.
For any further information email ShowMeHowTown@gmail.com
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LU Arts is Loughborough University's arts programme and offers staff, students and the wider community a range of arts activities to see, get involved in and enjoy.
Over the academic year LU Arts presents, in a variety of venues across campus, a series of live music and literature events by internationally recognised performers, companies and writers, National Theatre Live screenings and Radar, a programme of contemporary art commissions, talks and films themed around the research activity of the University.