Special Events

Chinese New Year Celebrations 2017

This year we've come full circle since we first celebrated Chinese New Year at Lakeside in 2005, and so, in 2017 we welcome the year of the Rooster.  In a spectacular world premiere, Nottingham-based digital artist Barret Hodgson will illuminate the University's iconic Trent Building with a visual feast of stunning images which capture contemporary and traditional elements of Chinese art and culture. This includes Hongsheng’s signature peony brush painting and music from Ling Peng.

Our traditional artisans in South West China photography exhibition takes place in the Wallner Gallery from 9 January - 12 February, plus our artist in residence Jiang Hongsheng (Jack) is hosting Chinese Brush Painting workshops.

For information on how to book for our Chinese New Year Celebrations click here.

Chinese New Year


Our eagerly awaited festival of theatre and dance for children is the place to be over the May half term holiday. With high quality shows in the theatre, a brand new, never seen before Luminarium and our ever-popular Free Family Weekend in the park, you can rest assured that you and the little ones will be entertained and amazed. We know you'll love the truly international performances we have for you!

Take a look at what happened in 2016: 2016 Wheee! events.


Tri-Campus Arts

Nottingham Lakeside Arts was the catalyst for a first project which brings together talented students from our campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia in a unique ten-day arts programme.

Working on an intensive schedule of theatre and music workshops, masterclasses and rehearsals, the groups shared performance platforms in the Djanogly Theatre, Djanogly Recital Hall, the Bridgwater Amphitheatre and at Nottingham’s Albert Hall. Some were free events and all performances are open to everyone. Download the flyer to find out more about the inaugural event. In 2016 Tri-Campus Arts is taking place at The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus.

Tri-Campus Art