Special Events

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Open 10am until 5pm on Saturday and Sunday 

One of the highest quality craft selling events in the UK, Lustre is a must for the style and design conscious and provides an early opportunity to buy unique Christmas gifts unavailable anywhere on the high street. And now, for the first time, just a short tram journey from the city centre.

During this special weekend at Lakeside you’ll find over 65 of the country’s finest contemporary craft makers, selling everything from fine jewellery, bags and hats to ceramics, glass and tableware. Each maker has been specially selected by a panel of experts for the quality and uniqueness of their craft, and each will be on hand to talk to you about the ideas and techniques behind their work.

As in previous years, the selection includes a high percentage of first-time exhibitors to keep the market perennially fresh. Don’t miss the YOUNG METEORS gallery showcasing some of the most cutting-edge work produced by recent graduates from across the UK. 

Launching at Lustre this year will also be a new range of merchandise inspired by The University of Nottingham Museum. The museum holds artifacts of regional archaeology covering a 250,000-year period and selected makers have been commissioned to respond to the collection to create limited edition craft items and gifts. The commissions are part of a 3-year project funded by Arts Council England. Titled Re-Imagining the Museum the project involves new ways to engage audiences with our museum’s holdings.

Click here to MEET THE MAKERS

Own Art

Everything at Lustre is on sale, and interest free loans are available thanks to the Arts Council's Own Art Scheme. Find out more on the Own Art website or ask at Box Office.

Image: Jo Irvine