A Bit of History

Charnwood Museum & Loughborough Library both hold events and exhibitions throughout the year. Don’t forget to visit the ancient Old Rectory Museum and All Saints with Holy Trinity Parish Church in the Town’s Cultural Quarter. Book a tour around the famous John Taylor’s Bell Foundry or hop on a steam train at Great Central Railway.

Devonshire Square Art – Artist Wei Ong

The 60-metre artwork, brimming with images of Loughborough people and places, was commissioned in partnership with local businesses to improve the appearance of this busy retail area, generating local interest, involvement and pride.

A free guide has been produced to tell the stories behind the 2014 artwork. Many of the places are within walking distance of the site. You can find out more by picking up a copy of the guide from Loughborough Town Hall, Charnwood Museum, the Carillon Tower War Memorial and Museum, or the Library – all a stone’s throw from Devonshire Square.

If you’ve lived here for a while, many of the places will be familiar; if you are new to Loughborough, welcome, you’ll spot them soon enough. We also have a piece of artwork that Wei produced on Lougborough Market during the consultation period, on display in Market Yard.

Color It Festival – Various Artists

A range of 15 talented street artists transformed Derby Square, located near the Carillon Car Park, and the vacant kiosk on Market Street with their individual touch of street art. Lead by local artist, Dan Smith, who kicked off Loughborough’s spray can art revolution in 2013 with the 3.5 metre high graffiti elephant on Pete’s Pizzeria. Buber Nebz, whose real name is Dan Smith, is also known for producing such works as the Lego Men and Edward Scissorhands.

We are hoping to continue to support the Color It with an annual event to brighten up vacant units and shop fronts.