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Love Architecture Festival from the Leicestershire and Rutland Society of Architects
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Love Architecture Festival from the Leicestershire and Rutland Society of Architects

​The Leicestershire and Rutland Society of Architects have organised a month-long programme of events throughout October to celebrate Leicester and its surrounds as a hub of architectural design and practice excellence.

The Leicestershire and Rutland Society of Architects (LRSA) have organised a month-long programme of events throughout October to celebrate Leicester and its surrounds as a hub of architectural design and practice excellence. Their first-ever Love Architecture Festival, which includes a mix of professional and public-facing events, is part of the LCB Depot in Leicester's Design Season.

Highlights include:

Love Architecture Festival exhibition
Find out more about local architecture in this Leicester retrospective. The exhibition will showcase work from local architects in Leicestershire and Rutland and give a glimpse of what LRSA member practices are doing right now, alongside some of the top student work from two of the regional schools of Architecture: De Montfort and Loughborough Universities.

Leicester Planning Forum: The New NPPF
2 October, 6pm - 9pm Lightbox @ LCB Depot
A round table discussion about the proposed changes to the National Planning Policy Framework including possible improvements and the most significant changes.

Build Your Own Leicester
13 October, 12pm - 4pm Lightbox @ LCB Depot
In conjunction with LCB Depot's Easy Saturday, join in with a variety of city building events; help us to expand our hand drawn city, design your dream home or build your own city in our Lego free play event.

A Guided Walk of Leicester’s Cultural Quarter
13 October, 12pm - 4pm Lightbox @ LCB Depot
Discover more about Leicester's Cultural Quarter by joining an informative architect-led guided walk covering the history and recent transformation of the area from hosiery and boot making to today's creative industries.

An Evening with Evans Vettori
16 October, 6pm Lightbox @ LCB Depot
Evans Vettori is a multi-award winning architectural practice situated in Derbyshire, founded in 1995 by architect Robert Evans and fashion designer Mariangela Vettori. The practice has received a number of regional and national accolades and has earned a reputation for delivering high-quality and sensitive contemporary architecture.

Photography for Architects
17 October, 4pm - 6pm Lightbox @ LCB Depot
Professional architectural photographer, Keith Cooper, will explain why photography can communicate your message better than the written word and why bad photography can actually harm your business.

Following the LRSA Trail
20 October 2018, 12pm Lightbox @ LCB Depot
Last year we discovered a series of plaques in the city centre marked LRSA 1984 Trail, which was a complete mystery to us! Some serious investigation later and we have uncovered a map of the 1984 trail highlighting the most important public spaces and vistas in the city. SOLD OUT.

Challenge the Architect
20 October 2018, 12pm - 4pm Lightbox @ LCB Depot
As part of the LRSA's Family Fun Day at LCB Depot, we are inviting you to Challenge the Architect and show us your dream-house building skills!

Meet the Architect
20 October 2018, 2pm Lightbox @ LCB Depot
A rare opportunity for people across Leicestershire and Rutland to meet our RIBA architects with a free one to one half-hour design consultation.

Architecture Ale Trail
21 October 2018, 2pm Grays Cafe, LCB Depot
Join architects and RIBA staff as we take in some of the most architecturally significant pubs in Leicester. This is a relaxed event, with no pressure to drink at each venue.

Leics is More; Powered by Pecha Kucha
22 October 2018, 6pm - 9pm Lightbox @ LCB Depot
Bringing together professionals from throughout the creative industries of Leicestershire and Rutland to discuss their work in a series of short presentations comprising just 20 20-second slides.

Art Auction for Alex’s Wish
26 October 2018, 5pm Lightbox @ LCB Depot
Starting at 4pm, #LastFriday takes place on the final Friday of every month at LCB Depot and includes amazing street food in the courtyard, along with bars, comedy, art and music. For October only, #LastFriday also includes the LRSA's Art Auction for Alex’s Wish.

Why Use an Architect: A Client’s Point of View
29 October 2018, 6pm-8pm Lightbox @ LCB Depot
What value can an architect add to a construction project? Client/architect teams discuss their experiences of working together and whether they’d make the same decisions again. Places can be booked via the Leicester Business Festival website.

Unless otherwise stated, all events are free - see full listings for details.