Lakeside Arts

Talks, Tours and Workshops

Fully facilitated sessions - Students engage with the artwork, articulate responses and express personal views through our own staff and a group of highly experienced freelancers, often in the galleries themselves. We also have the facilities for practical art sessions in our Visual Arts Studio.

We also explore possibilities for cross-curricular work such as literacy development in a gallery context; and in delivering History GCSE creatively through archive material to explore notions of identity and community.

Self-guided visits - You are welcome to visit Lakeside’s exhibitions with your class. Self-guided visits are free but please book in advance to help us manage capacity. Contact Emily Dawkes on 0115 846 7185 or at

Further advice on access to the Manuscripts, and Special Collections housed at the University’s Kings Meadow Campus is available from the Manuscripts and Special Collections Department


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