'Zine' = a DIY, self-published magazine
What will your town look like in 50 years, or 100? Join us for a day of zine-making and publish your visions for the future of Loughborough!
With poet and digital artist Nathan Jones and illustrator Sam Skinner from arts collective Mercy, imagine what Loughborough will be like in the year 2288. Where do people live? How do they get around? What does the town look like? Then, use writing, drawing, and photomontage to imagine how real locations in the town centre would look and function in a cultural tourist guide for the future!
Will the future of Loughborough be marvellous or monstrous? You decide…
This event is free to attend and all materials will be provided. It is designed for young people aged 12-15 and parents are welcome to accompany, but will not need a ticket to do so.
The Loogabaroogarian's Guide to the Future comes about as a result of a collaboration between Market Town and the Loogabarooga Festival. Market Town is a series of new commissions and critical debate that sets out to re-imagine the future of Loughborough’s high streets led by Radar, LU Arts and Charnwood Arts, in partnership with Love Loughborough and Charnwood borough Council. The programme is supported using public funding by Arts Council England. The Loogabarooga Festival is an exciting new annual event celebrating illustrated children's literature. Held in Loughborough from 22nd - 26th October 2015, the festival will build on the town's history as the original producer of the world-famous Ladybird Books.
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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.