Godiva Festival 2019 – Come play with us in the Experi-Tent!

We’re delighted to announce that for the first time Ludic Rooms will be filling a whole festival tent with our special blend of creative fun, technology, making and play. We call it… The Experi-Tent.

There’ll be tinkering opportunities for all ages; a marble run that you can help to build, knock down and re-build again; beautiful eye-popping digital images that you can peek at and play with; a VR experience shared by the Lanchester Interactive Archive; a play space that can be hacked and modified; as well as making loveliness provided by the Community Studio Van – a joint project between Coventry University and Warwick Arts Centre.

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Opportunity to join the Ludic Rooms Board of Directors

We are growing and seeking to expand upon our existing Board of Directors.

Ludic Rooms are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation and welcome applications from all individuals who are passionate about our mission and would like to support Ludic Rooms through their experience, expertise, and networks. We welcome expressions of interest from individuals with experience of working in the arts, cultural and technology sectors and those who are interested in community or participatory arts. We are also looking to appoint directors with experience in the corporate and nonprofit sectors in areas such as (but not limited to) business development, marketing, capital project development, enterprise, HR, and those with professional legal or financial expertise.

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The “award-winning” Open Citizens!

Last night, LR's Creative Director Dom Breadmore and Programme Director Anne Forgan were at the ICC in Birmingham for the West Midlands Tech Awards 2018. Great to get a little peek into the huge range of work taking place across the region's tech sector and to share...

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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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