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Random String Fellowships open for applications

The Random String Fellowship programme is a unique opportunity for artists and creatives from any discipline, including visual arts, music, literature and performing arts, who are interested in embarking on their first technology-focused creative enquiry. Ludic Rooms...

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A kind donation

As you might know, we’re a non-profit, but we don’t often receive donations. Just recently we were gifted a beautiful selection of tools and wanted to share the story here.

You only need to take a quick look at projects like our Nest at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum to see how important tools are to us. Often we’re leading workshops for dozens of people at the same time. We’ve always leaned more towards manual tools for drilling, driving and cutting, the tactile quality of working the material is really important. We’ve found the best (and most affordable) way to get high quality tools in the quantity we need them is to go vintage.

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Our new General Manager…

We’re delighted to welcome Alexandra Murphy to Ludic Rooms as our new General Manager. Alexandra studied Fine Art at BCU then, in 2004 established LadyFest, a multidisciplinary festival showcasing women in the arts. She then moved to Trinity to study a M(Phil) in...

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Our MI:lab Summer Sharing

After ten weeks of hard work – and obviously play – on Wednesday it was time to share the amazing results of the MI:lab experimental media and digital arts programme that we run with Warwick Arts Centre. Young people from groups across two secondary schools in Coventry (and of course our WAC regulars) produced an incredible array of material that explores the overlap between digital making and physical space.

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Herbert Lates: The Nest is born

On Friday night we co-hosted our first event for our new Heritage Lottery Fund project with The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum. We invited visitors to play, build, design and protest with us across the building, with each activity feeding into the research and development of the residency. We’ll be working with members of the public for the next three months to examine play under the lens of a series of societal challenges

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Nest at the Herbert Play Exhibition

Thanks to support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, for the next three months we’ll be in residence at The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum poking at, exploring and building new play experiences to accompany their major summer exhibition. We’ll be leading events and workshops as well as building a series of new pieces of work in the galleries, corridors, staircases and, well, everywhere!

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We’re Hiring! General Manager

Things are getting busier and busier here at Ludic Rooms towers and we are on the hunt for a new member of staff to join our team as General Manager. Do you have a passion for the arts and participation? Have you got a keen eye for dotting i's and crossing t's? We...

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We’re Hiring! Digital Workshop Assistants

We are just about to start the great big new MI:lab project with Warwick Arts Centre and we need some fabulous new people to help deliver the workshop programme. There's a link to the job ad below after some more details. Please share (and apply!) The role is 'Digital...

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