Friday 26th October

1pm-2pm: Back to Back* lunchtime walk. walk the new Fruit Route with ecologist Ed Darby & artist/poet Paul Connelly – meet at the Shed, Car Park 5. A fascinating walk & talk by two experts in their fields.

3.30pm: Apple pressing at the The Shed, Car Park 5. The community group Transition Town Loughborough will be on campus with its wooden apple press. Have a go at pressing apples we have collected on Campus and make fresh juice to take away or make into cider. Hot soup available.

Saturday 27th October

1pm-2pmBack to Back* Walk the new Fruit Route with artist Jo Daccombe & artist/activist Anne-Marie Culhane – meet at the Shed, Car Park 5.  Taking time to observe the wildlife and world all around us.

2pm: Apple pressing, making a scarecrow, pumpkin carving, toffee apples, music etc.

4pm: Morris Dancing Workshop.

5pm: Ending the day with a Bonfire, BBQ, Live Music, Food, Apple Juice and Cider!

all at LAGS Garden, The Shed, Car Park 5

Seasonal Exchange: You may want to bring along something seasonal to the event – a poem, some fruit or veg, chutney, jam, cake or anything you wish to share.

Early October Harvesting Trip
A great few days harvesting and meeting new students and planting tagged apples around campus.. Invited a stilt walker from Fever Soc. along to our harvest and think there is potential for more collaboration with them in the future! Mostly harvesting by hand so people could take fruit home and store it. Aiming to do another harvest on 26th October at 2.30pm for the apple pressing the same day using tarp and shaking technique – bring your bike helmets! Get in touch if you want to come along. @fruitroutes 0784 9073394


*BACKtoBACK a shared spine

Walks, happenings and adventures around the Fruit Routes from academics, researchers, artists and poets exploring the Fruit Route in radically different ways. Each event links with and shifts away from the one before, an unfolding living poem using the Fruit Routes as its source. Involves action, learning, participation, reflection and exchange.