Seed Casino

Sat 30 October 2021, 5:00pm - 6:30pm at Barefoot Orchard, Loughborough University


(Photo credit: Demi Wilton)


(Photo credit: Demi Wilton)


(Photo credit: Demi Wilton)


(Photo credit: Demi Wilton)

Gamble on a beech seed! Take a punt on a horse chestnut! Risk it all on an acorn!

Taking place in Loughborough University's Barefoot Orchard, Seed Casino is a pop-up casino with a difference. A playful exploration of the ways in which ecology is often framed, it’ll consist of a performance lecture from host Theo Reeves-Evison and the chance to ‘gamble’ using seeds that can be found on the University’s popular Fruit Routes trailor in the University's research forest.

For more information on the ideas informing Seed Casino, please click here.

NB: In the case of inclement weather, Seed Casino may be moved to an indoor location. 


Booking is free but essential as places are limited. Please click here to book.

Further information will be sent to attendees closer to the date.


Weather permitting, Seed Casino will take place outdoors. The area is broadly flat and grassy, but is entirely unpaved. Please indicate when booking if you require step-free access and we will be in touch to facilitate this. If we have to relocate indoors due to inclement weather we will ensure step-free access. 

If you have specific access needs or concerns, please let us know via the booking form or by emailing David Bell (

Theo Reeves-Evison is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at Birmingham School of Art, where his research focuses on the critical imbrications of art, ecology and speculation. He is the editor, together with Jon K. Shaw, of Fiction as Method (Sternberg, 2017); and has published in magazines and journals such as Frieze, Parallax and New Formations. In 2018 he edited a special issue of the journal Third Text on the theme of ‘ethico-aesthetic repairs’ with Mark Rainey, and his monograph Ethics of Contemporary Art: In The Shadow of Transgression was published in 2020 by Bloomsbury Academic Press. He has made invited presentations and chaired discussions at institutions such as the Southbank Centre, Nottingham Contemporary, MACBA, and the Gerrit Rietveld Academie’s Studium Generale.




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