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Events Office
Office 3.02, Tower 3
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE


Atrium Gallery, Old Building
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE


Opening Times:
Monday - Friday
10am - 8pm.

Terri Callanan

Tel: +44 020 7849 4909 Email: arts@lse.ac.uk

Web: lse.ac.uk/arts 


The Conference and Events Office is part of LSE's Communication Division.


See Who's who for a full list of contacts for all staff in the Conference and Events Office.


LSE Arts



Upcoming LSE Arts exhibition: Cyprus in Time

Monday 24 October - Friday 25 November 2016

Atrium Gallery, Old Building

Browse upcoming and past exhibitions


LSE Perspectives October 2016 edition now online

Monthly online photo gallery showcasing entries from staff and students. To submit your images, email arts@lse.ac.uk

Browse past editions

String Quartet

Lunchtime Concert Series

Every Thursday during Michaelmas and Lent term, Music@LSE hosts a lunchtime concert in the Shaw Library from 1.05-2pm.  Our next concert takes place on Thursday 27 October.

Browse upcoming concerts from Music@LSE

LSE Chill

LSE Chill to return on Friday 21 October

Our monthly term time open-mic night for staff and students is back!

If you are interested in performing, please email arts@lse.ac.uk

Webb Sidney (62w x 86h)

Art on Campus

A monthly spotlight on artwork across the LSE campus.

This month find out about Sidney and Beatrice Webb at Passfield Corner by William Nicholson located in the Shaw Library.


Photo Prize 2016 winners announced

LSE Arts is delighted to announce, the Photo Prize judging panel has awarded first place in this years' competition to Akash Nahar, a postgraduate student at the Institute of Public Affairs, with his photograph '5 Billion Stars'. For a slideshow of all entries, click Photo Prize 2016


Just economics and politics? Think again. LSE does not teach arts or music, but there is a vibrant cultural side to the School: 

Weekly free music concerts in the Shaw Library, our own orchestra and choir led by professional conductors, film, art and photographic student societies. 

There are many works of art on campus and in our residences. Explore LSE arts and music and discover the School's cultural talent and diversity.

Aims of LSE arts

Contribute to and enhance student and staff experience at LSE through a wide-range of arts activity.

To capitalise on a unique opportunity at LSE for developing an international programme of exhibitions and events which link art and the social sciences.

To promote an arts programme that is of interest to LSE student and staff and public audiences.

Establish a reputation for staging engaging and high profile exhibitions and talks which contribute to intellectual and cultural life and profile of the School.

Arts Advisory Committee

  • Paul Kelly, Chair of committee, Pro-Director for Teaching and Learning
  • Terri Callanan, Events Office, Communications
  • James Deeley, Media and Communications
  • Sue Donnelly, Governance, Legal and Planning Division
  • Louise Jones, Events Office, Communications
  • Matthew Taylor, Orchestra Conductor
  • Samira Mezroui, Advancement
  • Ginny Pavey, Grantham Research Institute
  • Anna Towlson, Library Information Services
  • Alan Revel, Events Office, Communications
  • Julian Robinson, Director, Estates Division
  • Nigel Rogers, Centre for Economic Performance
  • Student Union Community and Welfare Officer

Comments and suggestions

If you have comments, thoughts or suggestions about LSE Arts, the arts activities organised in and around the school or the schedule of events, we would love to hear from you. Please send you comments to arts@lse.ac.uk.

The School is awash with artistic and musical talent; from talented students putting on plays, musicals and pantomimes and taking their shows to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, to the exciting concerts given regularly by the LSE Choir and Orchestra. 

Arts-related student union societies: 

Want to promote your society's events? Send in your information to our Music and Arts e-newsletter.

Staff and the arts: 

Staff members are also involved in the arts - we have musicians, choir members, amateur and semi-professional actors and artists. Some notable figures include: 

  • The Critique of Pure Rhythm is based in the Philosophy Department and brings together both staff and students across the department to perform rock and roll.
  • The Funktionalists are based in the Anthropology Department, and perform a mixture of Salsa, Cumbia, rock and jazz.  
  • Konni Deppe, is a jazz singer who, when she’s not working in LSE Web Services, teaches music and performs gigs in the UK and Germany. 
  • Professor David Lewis, in the social policy department, is a singer/songwriter who has issued four albums of original songs since the 1990s. He has worked with John Wesley Harding, Al Stewart, and Peter Buck (REM). 
  • Nigel Rogers, manager of the Centre for Economic Performance and the LSE Research Lab, is an amateur pianist and works closely Music@LSE to source performers for the weekly lunchtime concerts. He won the Kemble Chopin piano competition, 2009 and was a finalist in the 2012 UK Piano Competition for Outstanding Adult Amateurs.  

Famous artistic alumni:

And of course there is our alumni network 

  • Pat Barker, Author 
  • Rhian Benson, 2005 Mobo (Music of black origin) Jazz Act award winner
  • Maya von Doll, member of the Soho Dolls
  • Mick Jagger
  • Hilary Mantel, Author 
  • Ron Moody, famed for his role as Fagin in Oliver!
  • Scott Neustadter, Hollywood writer, 500 Days of Summer is based on a romance at LSE
  • Matt Osman, bass player for Suede
  • Jules O'Riordan, former Radio 1 DJ  (aka Judge Jules)
  • Allan Segal, BAFTA-winning documentary film maker
  • Sophie Solomon, former member of world music band Oi Va Voi
  • Frank Turner, musician, Million Dead band member and solo artist.  
  • Plus let’s not forget, presenter David Attenborough studied Social Anthropology at LSE

One way to connect with many of our arts and music related alumni is through the LSE Media Group, which organises various speaker events throughout the year.




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