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Adult Learning

Nottingham Lakeside Arts offers great opportunities to learn from specialist one-off sessions with visiting artists and demonstrators, who are involved in the professional performance, exhibition or museum programme. Regular series of workshops or evening classes are also offered.

Check in regularly for details of sessions in Visual and Performing Arts - all delivered in purpose-built studios - and Ancient and Traditional Crafts led by expert specialists.

Post-show discussions
Free post-show discussions with companies and individual artists regularly follow many of our performances in the Djanogly Theatre and everyone is welcome to attend.  These are announced at each performance and will also be marked on each of the performance diary entries.

Gallery and Museum tours
In addition to the published learning programme, free tours for Djanogly Gallery & Angear Visitor Centre exhibitions, and the Museum,  are available to community groups, University of the Third Age, Further and Higher Education groups.  To arrange a Gallery tour please contact Ruth Lewis-Jones, Learning Officer (Galleries) on 0115 8232218; to arrange a Museum tour, contact Clare Pickergill, Keeper, on 0115 9514815.

Lunchtime talks
There is a regular programme of free lunchtime talks linked to both the Museum programme and the Weston Gallery's Manuscripts and Special Collections programme. Please check out What's on pages for detailed information.


Carol Adlam

Carol Adlam is Artist-in-Residence at the Museum of Archaeology from May 2016-March 2017. An illustrator, writer and artist, she works predominantly in the field of narrative art, specialising in graphic novels and reportage (documentary) illustration, and has extensive experience of work with museums and galleries.

Click here to find out more about Carol and her work with the Museum.

Artist In Residence

Lake Enders

Lake Enders is Lakeside’s theatre arts company for adults with learning difficulties and disabilities.  The company meet on Wednesday afternoons to explore a range of theatre arts including performance, dance, music, costumes, sets, puppets and film making, with invited public sharings at the end of terms.

Led by Meander Theatre - Jane Hart and Laura Guthrie - the group make regular use of all Lakeside’s facilities - visiting the galleries, attending performances, and exploring the natural environment.

New members welcome!
To join please contact the box office on 0115 846 7777.  Cost £50 per term.

Check out our blog here.

“I liked the exhibition, and doing the drama games. I like it all.”

“I finished my painting. I liked doing the grumpy dance and the movements.”

Quotes from Lake Enders